This post brought to you by Rakuten Global Market. All opinions are 100% mine.
Just yesterday my family members and I were discussing what might be the next big thing in online shopping. I can think of a few different online retail giants, and sometimes it is hard to imagine who might be able to compete with them. But remember, they weren't always around! And as it turns out, there happens to be an online shopping destination that over 80 million people are currently using, and that you may have never heard of. I know I hadn't!
Check out Rakuten Global Market. This is the biggest e-commerce site in Japan, and its merchants ships cutting edge products to over 200 countries.
I just spent a little bit of time on the site, and I have to say, I found quite a few super cool things for kids, the likes of which I really have seen in stores and online before. For example, I noticed a large variety of cute and colorful aprons on the site. The prices varied, but were all in a very reasonable range (this one was $18 and came with a matching bandana…so cute for a little kitchen helper!).
I saw lots of other cool products, too (boys' tuxedos, adorable Alice in Wonderland-inspired frocks, super cute bibs, fun and different maternity clothes, you name it!).
I definitely recommend that you take a bit of time to Explore Rakuten Global Market. Offerings for babies and children are plentiful, and they are only a tiny fraction of what is available on the site!
Shopping on Rakuten Global Market is also very easy. Simply register on the site (it only takes a few minutes and it is completely free) and then you are eligible to earn points when you shop, which can be applied to future purchases. The site is available in English, as well as 4 other languages.
This is a very cool website that gives you access to over 40,000 merchants, many of which are likely very new to you. Truly, this is bringing the global market right to your computer screen. And if you already have certain favorite brands from Japan, this is a great way to easily get access to them without having to fly to the other side of the world!
So what did you find that looked really cool when you took a look at the place where over 80 million othr folks around the world are shopping?