Zulily Reviews"An overview of Zulily.com by a deal-seeking
mother of 3."
I realize this isn't the most sophisticated and most expensive website ever created. I'm just a 32 year old mom with some mad 1990's web designing skills who spends her days finding great deals.
You found this site because you're probably in the same boat as me... you're on a limited budget and looking for sweet deals online so you can dress your kids in stylish clothes while also sneaking in a little something for yourself as well.
What is Zulily.com?
Business Start Date:
Who it's for:
Who's Products Are They?
How Long Are Products Advertised For?
Are the products low quality or fashionable?
How much can you save?
What is their return policy?
How you're notified of new products:
So in essence, what Zulily does is go out and find deals with various companies to offer on their (Zulily's) website for only 3 days at a reduced price. The kinds of items you'll find on the website are geared toward mommies, babies, and children.
The items you will find on the site are deeply discounted, designer clothing, and very cute.
Yeah I would say there's one and for some people it's a big deal, but as long as you know up front what the deal is, you should be able to roll with it. And that big deal is...
Zulily's site is a bit vague about how long shipping times are. From their site they say, "Getting the goods we find into your hands requires a few steps. Our target shipping time is 10-14 business days from the day you order."
Notice the phrase, "Our target shipping time..."
To me that translates to, "Here's what we hope for, but don't hold us to it!" For me, however, I've found that most my items ship within this time period. This is not the case for everyone, though. Some people have waited upwards 30 or more days.
So don't go ordering from Zulily if you need an outfit for your child next week.
My Thoughts and Suggestions
How to deal with the shipping issue
Here's the thing...
Since Zulily does not own any of their own products, shipping times are going to vary. After you place an order, the item has to first be shipped to Zulily (where they claim to inspect everything for correctness) before it can be shipped to you.
The delayed shipping time is not a problem for me. As long as you understand that items could take as much as a month to get to you, then it's really not that big of a deal. We live in this digital age where we've all been spoiled with getting instant information and everything NOW.
If you need to buy something for your daughter's recital next week, don't buy from Zulily.com, go to the mall or something.
Dealing with the limited products on Zulily
Since it's not a site as huge as Amazon, you might not find what you're looking for today on their site. What I do is shop both on Zulily and also Totsy. Totsy works just like Zulily, so be sure to sign up for them as well, this way you got double the action!
Click Here to Visit Totsy
Hope this overview has helped you make a more informed decision on whether or not you should sign up for Zulily. I say give it a try, it doesn't hurt to browse their inventory.
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Note that links to Zulily, Ebates and Totsy are affiliate links,
which means if you sign up for the sites and then buy something,
I get a $15 credit to my respective account.