I, personally almost NEVER shop online because
A) I don't want to pay for shipping, and
B) returns are a pain.
ODS says they have mastered the online shopping and have made it the easiest and more economic route…so I agreed to give them a try.
I went online and chose a few of my favorite beauty products that I was running out of. It was perfect timing because I was BONE DRY out of some of my products and was starting to get desperate. I literally had been trying to get to Walmart for a week (where I normally buy my stuff) but with 2 kids under 2 a “simple” trip like that is next to impossible.
It was SO EASY doing it online. Here's a little about the company. Click HERE to read more:
I was really impressed with their selection (they had pretty much anything I searched for, except for N.Y.C products). I was also impressed with how clean and organized their site was; it's really user-friendly (which is great for us tech-challenged).
I ordered my items, it only took me about 5 minutes to find and buy everything I needed. I didn't think about it again, and then a few days later I got this baby in the mail:
Here's what I got (click HERE to see why these are some of my favorite products):
I absolutely HATE paying shipping for things, that's why I rarely end up actually buying things online. I ended up paying their flat rate of $5.95. I only ordered 4 items and it didn't have to ship far, so I thought that was a bit pricey.
However, it's a flat $5.95 no matter how many things you order (as long as it's under 7.5lb), no matter where in the US it's shipping from – so if you get a bunch of things at one time it's actually a pretty good deal for shipping.
My only other negative was:
- Can't return opened merchandise (as per their policy that I read before ordering)
For me, I knew the exact colors I needed of the products I was buying, but I thought this wouldn't be the best option for people trying out makeup for the first time and might not know what shade to get.
I emailed Lisa, one of the owners of ODS and told her of my concerns and asked her to simply educate me on why they charged a flat shipping rate (I wasn't sure it was the best deal for my particular order) and why I couldn't return opened merchandise (what if I was unhappy with the product?). Here's what she said:
After reading her comments I was floored. I was beyond impressed, actually. I used to be dead-set against ordering things online, simply because I felt like I was paying more. But I did my research and have found that overstockdrugstore.com:
- Really does have the best prices
- Does, in fact, have the fairest shipping prices
- Has some of the best customer service I've ever dealt with in an online company.
This site has officially earned my stamp of approval.