The phenomenon of online shopping has exploded in recent years. With most people now ordering their glad rags from the internet, millions of online retails sites have popped up in response. One particular website that has come to the forefront of internet shopping is Wish.com. If you shop for things online, you may have already come across or know the wish.com website (perhaps you’ve even used it before). Thousands of users have voiced their opinion on this website, some comments praising their service, and others condemning their apparent malpractice. So what is the truth with this website? Is the wish.com website legitimate and safe to shop with?
With Wish.com still being a popular shopping website today, and many people still berating and praising their services, it is important that we get a clear view of what the website appears to be. In the following review, I have scanned each and every area of the website in search of the truth. I have also inspected the website itself, highlighting its features, its processes and its items on sale, so you can judge whether you would like to use it yourself. Ultimately, the following is a thorough review of the entire Wish.com website which should hopefully any questions you have about the site.
What Is the History and Who Are the People Behind the Website?
The inception of the Wish website has its roots in San Francisco. The website was first launched in late 2011, and the website’s concept was designed by the company, Context Logic, a startup company. The overall idea of the website was quite straight forward. The creators wanted a website in which users could view items quickly and purchase them just as fast, while also giving users the ability to share and suggest items to fellow users. This concept has become a reality today, but is it such a perfect realisation?
Is the Website Legitimate and Safe To Shop With?
First of all, let us clear up some things with the Context Logic organisation, mentioned above. This site is what ultimately brought about the creation of Wish.com. Therefore, it is valuable to first know about the authenticity of this website. Context Logic is indeed a legitimate website founded by Danny Zhang and Peter Szulczewski. With their website, Context Logic, many other websites have been founded. Therefore, we can place some trust in the legitimacy of the Wish website.
As for the actual website, their headquarters can be found in San Francisco (you will find a map depicting the headquarters on the website’s contact page). Furthermore, the Wish website offers a careers page in which you can apply to become part of their team. We can see photographs of what appears to be offices and employees. Finally, you can also find a page entitled ‘suppliers’ on the Wish website which gives anyone the chance to sell their items with Wish. In other words, you could become a ‘merchant’ on Wish. This potentially opens the doors to dodgy sellers, which is perhaps why this website has received such negative reviews. All things considered, the website is legitimate, but the sellers cannot be fully trusted.
What Items Are For Sale and How Do I Buy?
If you place your trust in this website, you will find that buying products is very straight forward. However, before any online buying, you must first sign up to the website. You won’t be able to proceed to the website without first creating a free account. Following this, you will find a mosaic of displayed gifts on sale, accompanied by their price, information on how many people have bought the item, and a price/percentage reduction. You will find along the headlines specific pages for items, such as fashion, shoes, tops, bottoms, underwear, watches, wallets and bags, accessories, and more.
When you spot something you would like to buy, a simple click will open a purchase page covered with information on reviews, descriptions and more on the item. There are two main options – buy or save – which are self-explanatory. On selecting ‘buy’ you will be brought to the checkout page. Here you can finalise your purchase by entering your card and shipment details. You can pay with PayPal if you feel more secure.
What Special Features Are Offered On the Website?
The first real feature I noticed was when I created my account. On signing up, the site states that it will give you 70% of all purchases for your first day. Other than this, there are no extraordinary features worth mentioning. The overall process of purchasing is quite simple, which is always a positive feature, and much like any other online shopping site like Amazon or eBay, you can save items for a later purchase. Lastly, each and every item comes with extensive descriptions and reviews. All items are rated and commented on, giving you a better insight to what you are buying.
Are There Any Negative Aspects Regarding the Site?
The biggest downside to using this website is caused by the sheer amount of negative feedback this site has received. After a quick search on Wish reviews and opinions, the majority of reviews are in favour of negativity. In other words, thousands of people have had bad experiences with the site. Whereas on the contrary, only a select few have praised it. Besides the negative press that this website has received, from face value the actual website is quite positive. Purchasing is quick and easy, items are nicely displayed, and all the necessary information is included.
After reading all of the comments regarding Wish.com on other sites, I now advise you to use this site at your own discretion. With so many negative user comments, it is hard to put faith into what this website sells. Nevertheless, there are some very satisfied Wish.com customers out there. Therefore, it is hard to form a concrete opinion. All things considered, this site is similar to many other online retail sites. However, it appears to have much more negativity surrounding it than other sites.