Jacqueline Valadez


Wish.com was founded in 2011 by former Google and Yahoo engineers. Wish features millions of products from all over the world, from fashion to electronics. Wish is popular for offering cheaper prices on trending items than what you’d pay at your local shopping mall. Not only do they offer amazing prices, but they also deliver directly to your door. Also, wish offers apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and Amazon devices.

Like many other online marketplaces, you will notice after opening up the Wish.com website that you have to set up an account before having access to viewing their products. Setting up an account involves entering your email address, first and last name, and choosing a password. Later on, they request your birthdate and gender to help them find products that are right for you.  One negative aspect about this website, is that you do have to give some personal information about yourself before having access to viewing their products. Nevertheless, the site offers various items.

Their homepage shows their most recent items, but you are able to look for certain things by clicking the search button. If you find an item that you like you are able to save it to your wish list and be able to go view it later. By clicking on the item, it shows you a brief description, pictures, and the price. You are able to view shipping charges, estimated arrival times, and previous customer ratings and reviews about the product.

Overall, this site offers various inexpensive gadgets and fashion items shipped from overseas. Many are knockoff items from bigger companies, such as apple watch look a likes and speakers. Although they do offer knockoff items, nothing on the site is over $100, they usually fall in between the price ranges of $5 to $50.