Endlessly searching for the lowest prices online, comparing similar products with their varying price points and hunting down coupons + discount codes is time consuming and, frankly, exhausting. The dark days appear to be coming to an end thanks to a new online shopping platform looking to compete with the world’s biggest Internet retailer, Amazon, by offering plenty of savings + ultimately changing the way you shop digitally.
That new online shopping outlet is Jet, and it’s angling itself as a shopping cart membership retailer providing club price savings. Founded by Marc Lore of Diapers.com, the $49/year membership plan (there’s a free three-month trial, FYI) comes with a promise that users will be getting the “best prices on the Web” on millions of items, from small to bulk, courtesy of Jet’s pricing tool that searches multiple sites to find the most budget-friendly deals out there. Then, as if the cheapest retail price isn’t enough, there’s also membership savings added on to that, ultimately allowing Jet members to check out with a 10-15% savings. Is this a dream or real life?!
With plenty of ways to save — waiving Jet’s return policy, adding more items to your cart and shopping on the more than 600 Jet partner sites (i.e. Urban Outfitters, Warby Parker, Crate + Barrel, Sephora and way more) — you may be saying sayonara to Amazon and hello to Jet. Or at least sharing your CC info with Jet, too.
While this new online retailer has us excited about saving some extra coins when getting the essentials, there are a few things it lacks when compared to Amazon. Namely an entire streaming service, duh. But, we guess they may not be looking to get into that business. Besides that though, Jet is only available in the US at the moment (sorry, international BFFs) and there’s no same-day delivery option — only two- and three-day choices. Regardless, we’re gonna give Jet a chance to lift off with us and see if it’s worthy of a digital shopping switch from Amazon.
Will you be trying out Jet? Let us know in the comments.
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