We all love a bargain. Whether you’re shopping for essentials or treating yourself to something nice, saving a few bucks can be both exciting and economical. These days, online shopping sites provide plenty of opportunities to find the perfect item at a competitive price. In fact, we’ve covered a few of these sites, and their many alternatives, before. Check out our previous articles:

In this article, we’ll be covering everything you need to know about the popular shopping app Wish as well as everything about other shopping apps like Wish/online shopping websites like Wish. If you’ve used Wish before and liked it, you’ll definitely want to check out Wish’s four sister apps and eight competitor apps that provide a similar shopping experience. We’ve profiled all the important information about each of these apps below.

In This Article

  • An Overview of the Wish App/Website (Including price range, shipping policy, return policy, and much more)

  • Wish’s Sister Apps/Sites (apps under the same parent company as Wish)

  • Apps/Sites Similar to Wish

What is Wish?

Wish is a website (also available as an app on both Apple and Android devices) that offers thousands of products for sale at a deeply discounted price. While Wish itself doesn’t sell products, the site acts as the intermediary between customers and sellers offering highly affordable goods. Think of Wish like Amazon’s seller program or eBay. While the products on Wish can come from anywhere in the world, most items come from China and other Asian countries. This is something to keep in mind as you shop, especially for clothes, as sizes will most likely run smaller than they typically do in the United States.

Another thing to consider when buying from Wish is that many users report that while the prices are low, the quality of the products tends to be low as well — so you’ll need to decide if it’s worth saving a few bucks on something that might not last very long. However, as with all products and stores, your experience may vary.

You might be wondering about the legitimacy of Wish. From our research using watchdog sites like the Better Business Bureau (which grants the Wish company an A+ rating) and looking at reviews from customers and employees (on Glassdoor), Wish is a fairly reputable company. Wish is based in San Francisco, CA and has been in business for over six years. While many customers seem to have issues receiving the products they’ve ordered, Wish generally tries to make things right by offering refunds.

Again, you’ll have to decide for yourself how heavily you’ll want to weigh Wish’s negative reviews. We’ll be providing more information below and hopefully you’ll be able to make an informed decision before shopping on Wish.

Details about the Wish App

Before we list the apps like Wish/websites like Wish, we’ll get started with the details on Wish itself. No wonder there are a lot of online shopping sites like Wish since it is so popular and easy-to-use. This section help when you’re comparing it to others:

Wish

  • Types of Products Available: Current men’s,women’s, and children’s fashion, accessories (wallets, bags, fashion jewelry, etc.), makeup and beauty products, home décor, small gadgets (headphones, charging cables, computer mice, etc.), small tools, and kitchen items.
  • Price Range: Prices start as low as $1 and go up from there depending on the product. With thousands of products available, it’s hard to really pin down prices. However, many items are less than $10.
  • Shipping Information: Shipping costs will be calculated at checkout and will vary depending on the size, weight, and destination of an order. Since items may ship from different merchants, shipping costs are applied separately for each item ordered.
  • Accepted Forms of Payment: Prices will automatically be displayed in a customer’s local currency, but will be charged in U.S. dollars. Be sure that you are able to make international payments before placing an order if you are outside of the U.S. Wish accepts the following forms of payment:
    • Credit/Debit Card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Cirrus, and Maestro
    • Google Wallet (Android Pay)
    • Apple Pay
    • PayPal
    • Klarna
    • EBANX (Credit Card, Boleto, OXXO)
    • iDeal
  • Return Policy: All items may be returned within 30 days of delivery. Wish does not cover shipping costs for returns. Read more about Wish’s return policy here.
  • FAQ Page: Visit Wish’s help page for more information regarding shipping, payments, orders, and refunds.
  • BBB Rating: Wish is a BBB Accredited Business with an A+ rating. It should be noted that while the BBB has rated Wish highly, the customer rating is 83% negative.
  • Website: Visit the Wish website. Wish is also available on the App Store and Google Play Store.

Wish Sister Apps/Sites You May Enjoy for Category Shopping

Wish and the following apps are owned and operated by the same parent company. In general, it looks like the products on these apps come from the same sellers as those on Wish. However, each app is dedicated to a specific category of products, which is helpful because the sheer number of products can make it daunting to browse Wish. One thing to note about each of these sites/apps like Wish is that you need to sign up through Facebook, Google+, or email before gaining access to browse the products. Signup is free on all of the sites and apps.

1. Cute

  • Types of Products Available: Beauty and cosmetic products including: hair, nails, makeup storage, makeup tools, and many more beauty-related items. All products are unbranded.
  • Price Range: Prices start as low as $1 and go up from there depending on the product. Prices are significantly less than retail; some items are up to 95% less. Many products cost less than $5.
  • Shipping Information: Shipping costs will be calculated at checkout and will vary depending on the size, weight, and destination of an order. Since items may ship from different merchants, shipping costs are applied separately for each item ordered.
  • Accepted Forms of Payment: Prices will automatically be displayed in a customer’s local currency, but will be charged in U.S. dollars. Be sure that you are able to make international payments before placing an order if you are outside of the U.S. Cute accepts the following forms of payment:
    • Credit/Debit Card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Cirrus, and Maestro
    • Google Wallet (Android Pay)
    • Apple Pay
    • PayPal
    • Klarna
    • EBANX (Credit Card, Boleto, OXXO)
    • iDeal
  • Return Policy: All items may be returned within 30 days of delivery. Cute does not cover shipping costs for returns. Read more about Cute’s return policy here.
  • FAQ Page: Visit Cute’s Help page for more information regarding shipping, returns, and payment.
  • BBB Rating: Cute does not have a separate listing from Wish on the BBB website. Customers have reported similar experiences with Cute as they do with Wish. Note that Wish has an A+ rating with the BBB.
  • Website: Visit the Cute website or download the app from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

2. Geek

  • Types of Products Available: Geek sells unbranded electronics such as headphones, speakers, flash drives, cameras, iPhone and Android accessories, and much more.
  • Price Range: Prices start as low as $1 and go up from there depending on the product. As these are unbranded electronics, the prices are about 50% – 70% cheaper than the prices for name-brand products.
  • Shipping Information: Shipping costs will be calculated at checkout and will vary depending on the size, weight, and destination of an order. Since items may ship from different merchants, shipping costs are applied separately for each item ordered.
  • Accepted Forms of Payment: Prices will automatically be displayed in a customer’s local currency, but will be charged in U.S. dollars. Be sure that you are able to make international payments before placing an order outside of the U.S. Geek accepts the following forms of payment:
    • Credit/Debit card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Cirrus, and Maestro
    • Google Wallet (Android Pay)
    • Apple Pay
    • PayPal
    • Klarna
    • EBANX (Credit Card, Boleto, OXXO)
    • iDeal
  • Return Policy: All items may be returned within 30 days of delivery. Geek does not cover shipping costs for returns. Read more about Geek’s return policy.
  • FAQ Page: Visit Geek’s Help page for more information regarding shipping, payments, orders, and refunds.
  • BBB Rating: Geek does not have a separate listing from Wish on the BBB website. Customers have reported similar experiences with Geek as they do with Wish. Note that Wish has an A+ rating with the BBB.
  • Website: Visit the Geek website, or download the app from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

3. Home

  • Types of Products Available: Home, kitchen, and bathroom products including: clocks, rugs, pillows, kitchen storage, lights, and other home décor products. All products are unbranded.
  • Price Range: Prices start as low as $1 and go up from there depending on the product. Some items are up to 95% less than retail price. Many products cost less than $10.
  • Shipping Information: Shipping costs will be calculated at checkout and will vary depending on the size, weight, and destination of an order. Since items may ship from different merchants, shipping costs are applied separately for each item ordered.
  • Accepted Forms of Payment: Prices will automatically be displayed in a customer’s local currency, but will be charged in U.S. dollars. Be sure that you are able to make international payments before placing an order if you are outside of the U.S. Home accepts the following forms of payment:
    • Credit/Debit card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Cirrus, and Maestro
    • Google Wallet (Android Pay)
    • Apple Pay
    • PayPal
    • Klarna
    • EBANX (Credit Card, Boleto, OXXO)
    • iDeal
  • Return Policy: All items may be returned within 30 days of delivery. Home does not cover shipping costs for returns. Read more about Home’s return policy.
  • FAQ Page: Visit Home’s Help page for more information regarding shipping, returns, and payment.
  • BBB Rating: Home does not have a separate listing from Wish on the BBB website. Customers have reported similar experiences with Home as they do with Wish. Note that Wish has an A+ rating with the BBB.
  • Website: Visit the Home website. Home is also available on the App Store and the Google Play Store.

4. Mama

  • Types of Products Available: Maternity, children’s, and baby’s fashion; costumes; school supplies; toys and games; and many more products for mothers and children. Products are unbranded.
  • Price Range: Prices start as low as $1 and go up from there depending on the product. Prices are significantly less than retail — up to 95% less for some items. Many products cost less than $10.
  • Shipping Information: Shipping costs will be calculated at checkout and will vary depending on the size, weight, and destination of an order. Since items may ship from different merchants, shipping costs are applied separately for each item ordered.
  • Accepted Forms of Payment: Prices will automatically be displayed in a customer’s local currency, but will be charged in U.S. dollars. Be sure that you are able to make international payments before placing an order if you are outside of the U.S. Mama accepts the following forms of payment:
    • Credit/Debit card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Cirrus, and Maestro
    • Google Wallet (Android Pay)
    • Apple Pay
    • PayPal
    • Klarna
    • EBANX (Credit Card, Boleto, OXXO)
    • iDeal
  • Return Policy: All items may be returned within 30 days of delivery. Mama does not cover shipping costs for returns. Read more about Mama’s return policy.
  • FAQ Page: Visit Mama’s Help page for more information regarding shipping, returns, and payment.
  • BBB Rating: Mama does not have a separate listing from Wish on the BBB website. Customers have reported similar experiences with Mama as they do with Wish. Note that Wish has an A+ rating with the BBB.
  • Website: Visit the Mama website. Mama is also available on the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Other Apps/Sites Similar to Wish

The following apps/sites are very similar to Wish and offer the same types of products, in terms of both in quality and price.

1. AliExpress

  • Types of Products Available: Current men’s, women’s, and children’s fashion; accessories (bags, wallets, jewelry, etc.); health and beauty products; consumer electronics; home décor; and much more. All items are unbranded.
  • Price Range: Prices start under $1 for small items and go up from there. All items will be marked significantly lower than retail.
  • Shipping Information: AliExpress works similarly to Wish in that shipping costs will be set by each supplier. Shipping costs will vary depending on the weight, size, and volume of the order. Read more about shipping policies on the Shipping and Delivery page of the AliExpress website.
  • Accepted Forms of Payment: AliExpress accepts the following forms of payment:
    • Credit/Debit Card: Visa, MasterCard, and Maestro
    • Boleto (Brazil)
    • QIWI (Russia)
    • Western Union
    • WebMoney
    • Bank transfer
    • Read more about AliExpress payment policies here.
  • Return Policy: AliExpress does not have a universal return policy. Instead, return policies are set by suppliers. Suppliers can choose to offer domestic returns on items that are unused and in the original packaging. Although AliExpress does not have a standard return policy, it does have a Buyer Protection guarantee. Through the Buyer Protection policy, customers can receive a full refund if they do not receive their orders within the specified delivery time. Customers may also receive a full or partial refund if the item received is significantly different from the seller’s description. Read more about return policies and Buyer Protection here.
  • FAQ Page: Visit the AliExpress FAQ page for more information regarding payments, shipping, and returns.
  • BBB Rating: AliExpress is NOT a BBB Accredited Business and has received an F rating. AliExpress has 100% negative customer rating with over 200 reviews left on the BBB website.
  • Website: Visit the AliExpress website. AliExpress is also available on the App Store and Google Play Store.

2. Banggood

  • Types of Products Available: Current men’s, women’s, and children’s fashion; accessories (bags, watches, jewelry); home and kitchen products; electronics; toys; sports equipment; and much more. Products are unbranded or are non-Western brands.
  • Price Range: Prices start at $1 and go up from there depending on the product. Many products cost less than $10.
  • Shipping Information: Shipping prices vary depending on the product, destination, chosen shipping method, and the warehouse where the product originates. Exact shipping price will be shown at checkout. Read more about shipping and handling on this page of the Banggood website.
  • Accepted Forms of Payment: Banggood accepts the following forms of payment:
    • Credit/Debit card: Visa, MasterCard, JCB, and Delta
    • PayPal
    • Wire transfer
    • WebMoney
    • Boleto
    • QIWI
    • iDeal
    • giropay
    • Yandex Money
    • Sofort
    • CashU
    • Read more about Banggood payment policies here.
  • Return Policy: Return policies vary depending on the product. In general, products can be returned within three days after delivery or within 30 days after shipment. Read more on the Return Policy page of the Banggood website.
  • FAQ Page: Visit Banggood’s Help page for more information regarding shipping, payment, and returns.
  • BBB Rating: Banggood is NOT a BBB Accredited Business and has received an F rating from the BBB.
  • Website: Visit the Banggood website or download the app from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

3. DealeXtreme

  • Types of Products Available: Current men’s, women’s, and children’s fashion; consumer electronics; toys; home and office products; car accessories; sports equipment; and much more. Most products are unbranded, but there are a few name-brand products available.
  • Price Range: Prices start at less than $1 and go up from there depending on the product. In general, expect prices to be at least 50% less than retail. Many products cost less than $10.
  • Shipping Information: DealeXtreme offers free worldwide shipping on all products with very few exceptions. Orders of $20 or more are upgraded to standard free tracked shipping. Orders under $20 are shipped free via untracked airmail. A tracking number can be purchased for $1.70. Expedited shipping is available and will cost extra. Read more about DealeXtreme’s free shipping here.
  • Accepted Forms of Payment: DealeXtreme accepts the following forms of payment:
    • Credit/Debit card: Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Discover, JCB, and Diners Club
    • PayPal
    • WebMoney
    • Ebanx
    • iDeal
    • Read more about DealeXtreme’s payment policies here.
  • Return Policy: DealeXtreme’s return policies vary depending on the product. Qualifying items reported during the warranty period will be replaced or completely refunded. Read more about return policies on the DealeXtreme website here.
  • FAQ Page: Visit DealeXtreme’s Help page for more information regarding shipping, payment, and returns.
  • BBB Rating: DealeXtreme is not listed in the BBB database. A Consumer Affairs report on DealeXtreme is also unavailable. Customer ratings on the Google Play Store are mixed, with a high number of both five-star and one-star reviews.
  • Website: Visit the DealeXtreme website. DealeXtreme is also available on the App Store and the Google Play Store.

4. Hollar

  • Types of Products Available: Men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel and accessories; office and craft supplies; home décor; toys; cosmetics; small electronics; kitchen items; party supplies; personal care items; and much more. Hollar offers both name-brand and generic items. Name brands include Disney, Fisher-Price, Star Wars, Johnson & Johnson, NYX Cosmetics, Sunbeam, Home Basics, and many other large national brands.
  • Price Range: Prices start as low as $1 and go upwards from there. All items are priced much lower than retail. Many items are less than $10.
  • Shipping Information: There is a $10 minimum per order. All orders of at least $25 ship free. Any orders below $25 have a standard shipping fee of $4.95. Hollar currently ships to only the 48 contiguous states. See the FAQ page below for more shipping information.
  • Accepted Forms of Payment: All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Hollar also accepts PayPal. See the FAQ page below for more payment information.
  • Return Policy: All items can be returned within a year of the order date. Note that there will be a $4.95 restocking fee on all returns.
  • FAQ Page: Visit Hollar’s Help page for more information regarding shipping, payment, and returns.
  • BBB Rating: Hollar is a BBB Accredited Business with an A rating. Hollar is a new company, so there are not many customer reviews available. The company does have a 56% positive customer rating on the BBB website.
  • Website: Visit the Hollar website. The Hollar app is also available on the App Store and the Google Play Store.

5. LightInTheBox

  • Types of Products Available: Current men’s, women’s, and children’s fashion; accessories (bags, wallets, watches, jewelry); home and garden supplies; beauty and hair products; electronics; and much more. Products are unbranded.
  • Price Range: Prices start at $1 and go up from there depending on the product. Typically, expect to pay at least 50% less than retail. Some items are less than $10.
  • Shipping Information: Shipping costs will vary depending on the weight of the order and the selected shipping method. Shipping insurance is available, as these products are shipping internationally. Depending on the country where the order is being placed, there may be additional duty and tax fees. Read more about shipping policies on this page of the LightInTheBox website.
  • Accepted Forms of Payment: LightInTheBox accepts the following forms of payment:
    • Credit/Debit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Delta, and JCB
    • PayPal
    • Western Union
    • Boleto
    • Yandex Money/QIWI
    • Realtimebank-Ideal
    • Realtimebank-Sofort
    • Wire transfers
    • Read more about LightInTheBox payment information here.
  • Return Policy: LightInTheBox allows customers to return any product, but does not cover shipping costs or provide a return label.
  • FAQ Page: Visit LightInTheBox’s Help page for more information regarding shipping, returns, and payment.
  • BBB Rating: LightInTheBox is NOT accredited by the BBB and has received an F rating.
  • Website: Visit the LightInTheBox website, or download the app on the App Store and the Google Play Store.

6. Sammydress

  • Types of Products Available: Men’s, women’s, and children’s fashion; accessories (bags, watches, jewelry); shoes; home and garden products; and beauty supplies. All products are unbranded. Note that clothing sizes will run smaller than American brands.
  • Price Range: Prices start at $1 and go up from there depending on the product. Many products cost less than $10.
  • Shipping Information: Shipping and handling costs will vary depending on the weight and size of an order, the chosen shipping method, and the country where the order originates. Sammydress does offer free shipping on certain products. Read more about shipping policies on this page of the Sammydress website.
  • Accepted Forms of Payment: Sammydress accepts the following forms of payment:
    • Credit/Debit card: Visa and Mastercard
    • PayPal
    • Western Union
    • Wire transfer
    • Webmoney
    • CashU
    • Boleto
    • Read more about accepted payment methods with Sammydress here.
  • Return Policy: Customers can return products within 30 days of receiving the item. Sammydress will refund the shipping costs on items that are defective, damaged, or not what the customer ordered. If a customer returns or exchanges a product for any other reason, the customer will have to pay for shipping fees on an exchange and will not be refunded for shipping costs on returns. Read more about the return policy at Sammydress.
  • FAQ Page: Visit the Sammydress Help page for more information regarding shipping, payment, and returns.
  • BBB Rating: Sammydress is NOT a BBB Accredited Business and has received an F rating.
  • Website: Visit the Sammydress website. Sammydress is also available on the App Store and the Google Play Store.

7. YoShop

  • Types of Products Available: Current men’s, women’s, and children’s fashion; accessories (bags, watches, jewelry); shoes; toys; electronics; home décor items; and much more. Products are unbranded.
  • Price Range: Prices start under $1 and go up from there depending on the product. Many products will cost less than $10 and most are 40% to 70% less than retail price.
  • Shipping Information: Shipping and handling will vary depending on the chosen shipment method, size and weight of an order, and the country where the order is being placed. Shipping price will be shown at checkout. Read more about shipping and handling on this page of the YoShop website.
  • Accepted Forms of Payment: YoShop accepts the following forms of payment:
    • Credit/Debit card: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, JCB, and Diners Club
    • PayPal
    • Read more about YoShop’s accepted payment methods here.
  • Return Policy: Products can be returned or exchanged within 45 days of receiving the item, as long as the item meets the following criteria:
    • Item was damaged, broken, or soiled upon arrival, or
    • Item was received in the incorrect size/color, or
    • Item did not meet the customer’s expectation and is unwashed, unworn, and unused.
    • Sale items, swimwear, lingerie, and earrings cannot be returned under any circumstances. YoShop will not cover the cost of return shipping. Read more on the Warranty and Return page of the YoShop website.
  • FAQ Page: Visit the FAQ page for more information regarding shipping, returns, and payment.
  • BBB Rating: YoShop is not listed in the BBB database. A Consumer Affairs report on YoShop is also unavailable. Reviews on both the App Store and Google Play Store are generally positive.
  • Website: Visit the YoShop website. YoShop is also available on the App Store and the Google Play Store.

8. Zulily

Just like the Wish apps, customers will need to sign up for a free account before they can browse the products on Zulily.

  • Types of Products Available: Current men’s, women’s, children’s, and baby’s fashion; home décor items; beauty and wellness products; shoes and accessories; maternity products; and toys. Both name-brand and unbranded items are available.
  • Price Range: Since Zulily sells name-brand and generally higher quality products, prices will be a bit higher here than the other sites on this list. Prices are still at least 50% less than retail and up to 85% less. Many products are less than $20.
  • Shipping Information: Domestic shipping and handling fees start at $5.95. Certain types of products, multiple items, or large items may increase the shipping and handling rate. Shipping and handling to Alaska or Hawaii, U.S. territories, or international destinations may incur additional charges. Zulily often has free shipping promotions. Read more about shipping policies on this page of the Zulily website.
  • Accepted Forms of Payment: Zulily accepts the following forms of payment:
  • Return Policy: With limited exceptions, Zulily does not accept returns. Zulily does not house inventory after a sale ends. However, if a customer’s expectations are not met, Zulily’s customer service will work to resolve the problem. Read more about Zulily returns here.
  • FAQ Page: Visit Zulily’s Help page for more information regarding shipping, returns, and payment.
  • BBB Rating: Zulily is a BBB Accredited Business with an A+ rating.
  • Website: Visit the Zulily website. Zulily is also available on the App Store and the Google Play Store.

In Summary

Using Wish and any of the apps/sites on this list can save you from paying full retail price on almost any product you might need or want. Use the search bar on any of these apps if you have something specific in mind to help you navigate the thousands of products available. Remember to use your best judgement as you shop your way through these apps, as not all of them are BBB accredited. Be sure to go through both the negative and positive reviews left by other customers before you make your first purchase. Enjoy!