Here on the ReShip blog, we usually talk about the biggest and the best. We highlight those online shops which have been around for a long time and have millions of customers.
Being that the internet is a wonderful place where practically anyone can create a store, there are all kinds of small online stores which are great sources for specific products, though they may not be as well known.
Since we spend so much time talking about Goliaths, we figure it’s time to give the Davids of the online retail world their time to shine. These sites are worth a visit for their unique product selection that you aren’t likely to find at the Amazons or the Walmarts of the world.
Here is just a modest selection of the very best specialty small online stores America has to offer.
Society 6 is an incredibly unique and artistic online shop which sells clothing, tech accessories, art and home decor, all of it adorned with eye catching designs you aren’t likely to see anywhere else. If you’re looking for a way to set yourself apart from your peers, you’ve found it in Society 6.
Eye Buy Direct is an alternative eye-wear store with incredibly stylish glasses with prices well below what you’re likely to find at designer boutique glasses shops. Their frames mimic the design of high-end glasses without the absurd price tag. Prices are typically in the $60 range but there are frequent discounts bringing the price down to $30.
Better World Books is a wonderful seller of new and used books with the goal of making the world a better and more literary place. You can find some real gems here, plus they will donate books to charity whenever you make a purchase. If you want something to read and also make the world a better place, this ought to be your first stop.
Monoprice is an electronics accessory store with a fantastically sleek presentation and rock bottom prices on all kinds of tech goods. It’s a great place to pick up connecting cables for cheap (we’re talking $5 USD cheap). They also sell everything else you would expect from an electronics store.
If you’re a classic literature buff and you are jealous of all the cool stuff contemporary pop culture nerds get to buy, Litograph is for you. Litograph sells T-shirts, posters and other products inspired by your favourite literary classics. Now you can get that Slaughterhouse-Five T-shirt you have always dreamed of.
It’s hard to describe exactly what kind of store Mochithings is, but it is pretty safe to say it sells stylish items to help organize your life. Here, you’ll find wonderfully designed day planners, note pouches, sticky notes, and more. Their goods are cute and colorful, but also tasteful.
Sockdreams is your go-to small online store for truly unique socks and tights. Socks are one of those clothing items it is okay to take risks with, so instead of wearing boring black or white socks, Sockdreams.com is a great place to hit up.
Redbubble.com is a lot like the aforementioned Society6, but with a little more product variety. Here, you’ll find clothing, cases, stickers, art and more from all kinds of independent artists (more than 350 to be more precise). Filling your life with these items will start conversations wherever you go.
Vat19 is a toy/gift shop with some very unique items. This small online store is the type of place where you can find things you never knew existed. Things like liquid glass putty, kinetic sand, a golf ball return robot and the world’s smallest blimp. Intrigued yet? Head on over.
There is a certain undefinable pleasure in writing with a high quality pen. The weight and smoothness of it just feels so satisfying. The Goulet Pen Company knows this well and that’s why they offer some truly luxurious writing implements. This is stuff you’re not going to find at your average big box store, so if you want to sign your name like the boss you are, you’re going to have to go to Goulet.