- 1 WISH REVIEW: OUR OPINION OF THIS PLATFORM
- 1.1 WISH REVIEW: HOW TO SHOP ON WISH.COM?
- 1.2 WISH REVIEW OF THE QUALITY OF PRODUCTS AVAILABLE: WISH, A SCAM?
- 1.3 WISH REVIEW OF THE RETURN AND REFUND POLICIES
- 1.4 WISH, ALIEXPRESS, ROMWE OR JOOM?
- 1.5 Watch more real Wish reviews:
WISH REVIEW: OUR OPINION OF THIS PLATFORM
You’ve probably heard of Wish, the new e-commerce application that is a hit on the Play Store and App Store. However, what should we think of Wish? In this Wish review, you can find all you need to know and our opinion about Wish.com. Is it a serious challenger to the giants of e-commerce such as AliExpress, Amazon?
WISH REVIEW: HOW TO SHOP ON WISH.COM?
Wish is basically an application for online purchases using smartphones. Since 2013, founder Peter Szulczewski has understood that the majority of internet traffic, and therefore purchases, come from mobile devices. However, you can also find the Wish website on your PC: Wish.com.
Download Wish App here:
It is very easy to sign up for Wish: you can use either your email address, or your Facebook or Google account. This process is available on both Wish.com and the Wish App. After you create your account, you’re ready to go! You will see a lot of cheap and attractive items on the page. You just need to find an item you like, and click “buy,” then it will be added to your cart. Before actually buying the product, you should always read the customer reviews carefully, because some of their honest opinions could really help you to make the final decision.
This application is a “marketplace” like AliExpress that allows you to connect with buyers from all over the world and with professional merchants who are mostly Chinese. Although the prices from Chinese suppliers are very attractive, you must obviously pay attention to the quality and reliability of these sellers. The opinions of buyers are quite mixed on Wish.com, and this is for several reasons:
- unscrupulous sales techniques where the original price of the product is rigged
- a service that leaves something to be desired
- extremely long delivery times and high delivery costs
- low-quality products
- photos produced not always legitimate
You will often find these five issues online that frustrate the online shopping community, and that may put you off.
However, you will be surprised to learn that a large majority of products arrive at the right destination, and that the service will very often refund you when it is Wish’s fault.
“Wish is a very good site if you know how to avoid traps. It is true that the photos are not contractual and that we must remain very suspicious.”
WISH REVIEW OF THE QUALITY OF PRODUCTS AVAILABLE: WISH, A SCAM?
Wish gives you access to a plethora of products that would normally be difficult to find at these prices on U.S. sites, and that’s why millions of American people are already buying on this site every month.
But what about the quality of these products? Is Wish a scam?
Well no, Wish is not a scam. The fact that all these products come from China does not necessarily imply poor quality. Many products you have bought before also come from this country. What you should know is that all types of products are not necessarily good to buy on Wish .com.
For example, some clothes are clearly designed for sale in China or Asia, so the sizes or even the quality criteria will be very different from those we have in the United States. As far as we are concerned, it will also work like this on sites such as AliExpress. The products you can buy on Wish.com with greater certainty are:
- low-end tech products
- plastic gadgets of all kinds (think fidget spinner, etc.)
- clothing at reasonable prices (less than 20 USD)
- automobile parts (e.g. moto mufflers, etc.)
- recognized Chinese brands (Zhiyun, Huawei, Ugreen, etc.)
- makeup products (e.g. brushes, etc.), but never take cream or powder
WISH REVIEW OF DELIVERY TIME
What most often repels people from importing products from China on these sites is the delivery time, which can be a real nightmare. Just like Romwe or GearBest, you will have to expect delivery times ranging from two weeks (very optimistic) to eight weeks, knowing that the average will be 3–4 weeks. We recommend that you contact Wish.com Customer Service after four weeks to get an idea of the route of your product.
What’s more, it is even possible that in some cases Wish will refund you partially or totally after four weeks of waiting, but this is really on a case–by–case basis. Regarding customs, if your order exceeds 60 USD, we advise you to place your order several times to limit the chances that your products are blocked by U.S. customs.
Honorable Mention: AliExpress has taken this problem to heart and in contrast to its competitors they now offer some products sent directly from America. You can learn more by reading our review of AliExpress.
WISH REVIEW OF THE RETURN AND REFUND POLICIES
You will read online that obtaining a refund or having the opportunity to return your product in case of non-compliance is almost impossible with Wish.com. This is not entirely true, and besides, Wish.com is surely the Chinese import site with the best–performing service in this regard. GearBest (click here to read our GearBest review) and AliExpress are not doing as well, however …
The problem is that Wish.com has shown unparalleled growth in the e-commerce community, and they are totally overwhelmed by emails from their customers. A more disturbing problem, though, is that they seem to apply a lot of case–by–case decisions with regards to repayment. This can quickly frustrate a lot of consumers.
WISH, ALIEXPRESS, ROMWE OR JOOM?
Unfortunately, we have no answer to this question, and your choice will vary depending on your needs and the products you are looking for. Wish and AliExpress have no control over their product inventory, which leaves room for tough competition between each vendor and is what allows you to get such competitive prices. However, sites such as Romwe and Joom manage their inventories and carry out quality control, which is more or less strict, on the products of their sellers, so although the prices are a little higher, the goods are generally of higher quality.
As far as we are concerned, Wish remains an excellent option for the plastic gadgets and utensils useful for everyday life, but think about changing your shopping platforms.
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- Lowest price
- Wide choice of products
- After sales service
- Good mobile app
- Mandatory data sharing
- Long delivery time
- High shipping cost
- Low quality of the products