Tales from the DollarDays World

Incentives for Reusable Grocery Bags

Posted by admin on Sep 3, 2013 1:41:35 AM

By Guest Blogger Ali Pourvasei

Reusable grocery bags are becoming a popular among those who are concerned about our Earth, but what about those who are more concerned about their wallets? Sadly, there are many people who may balk at buying a reusable bag when they have no monetary incentive. Many stores have realized this and have created incentive plans to help encourage bargain hunters to help cut down on waste.

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Topics: Frugal Living Tip, Guest Blogger

Should You Open Your Own Online Store?

Posted by admin on Aug 22, 2013 9:22:30 AM

By Marc Joseph

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August Favorite School Drive Facebook Promotion Winners!

Posted by admin on Aug 16, 2013 7:40:47 AM

Congratulations to our winners who were nominated as someone's "Favorite Back to School Drive" organization!

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Topics: contest

Taking the SAT? Get FREE online test prep help

Posted by admin on Aug 16, 2013 2:28:43 AM

Nationwide, million of students take the SAT exam each year for admission to colleges and universities. The SAT is the standarized benchmark exam that determines who gets into which schools, based upon scores. If a student wants to go attend a top tier school, it's important to do well on the SAT. That's why it's important to take an online test prepration class prior to taking the exam. Not only can it help raise students' scores, it can also build confidence for the big exam day. It will also help students manage the expectations regarding the flow of the exam.

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Topics: contest

Why DollarDays is Testing International Waters

Posted by admin on Aug 9, 2013 5:42:50 AM

Upon cursory inspection, the DollarDays website appears to be as American as Chicken McNuggets. After all, the site’s name is not RupeeDays or YenDays, and there’s a U.S. flag peeking out from the banner on the home page. Since its debut in 2001, the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based online wholesaler and closeout-goods vendor has been distributing a wide array of low-cost merchandise to dollar stores, gift shops and other discount retailers, the vast majority of them in the U.S. All of the 300,000 products available on the site are sourced in the U.S., too.

DollarDays CEO Marc Joseph is not exactly leaving those American roots behind—but he is expanding his root system. Joseph, who founded the site because he thought the cost efficiencies of Internet-based distribution “would give small businesses a chance to play on a level playing field with the big guys,” today is growing his e-commerce business by using the Internet to go global.

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Topics: Alibaba.com, Marc Joseph

We're giving away $2,5000 in back to school supplies!

Posted by admin on Aug 1, 2013 9:00:35 AM

Through August 15, we are asking our Facebook fans to nominate their favorite organizations that are having back to school drives for supplies for kids who don't have everything they need for school this year. DollarDays will donate $2,500 in back to school merchandise to ten organizations. The organizations can be your church, the PTO, the school football team or an even an outreach program.


If you know of an organization you'd like to nominate, please click on the image to be taken directly to DollarDays Facebook page. Hurry! The last day to enter is August 15! Thank you and good luck!

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Topics: contest

Back to School: It’s Make It or Break It Time for the Economy

Posted by admin on Aug 1, 2013 7:49:50 AM

by Marc Joseph (reprinted from August 1, 2013 Huffington Post)


Spending this fall for students K-12 is expected to drop 12 percent, according to a National Retail Federation survey reported in the Wall Street Journal. The average that will be spent on each kid is $634.78, down from $688.62 in 2012. Even those going to college are expecting decreases from $836.80 this year, down from $907.22 last year. So it looks like the payroll tax hike, the sequestration and the continued sluggish job market are finally going to rear their ugly heads during the first major sales season of the year. This is troublesome news for retailers because the back to school (BTS) season is like the canary in the coal mine; BTS sales trends historically predict how the holiday fourth quarter sales will turn out. And in another BTS warning about the economy, 47.7 percent of college students expect to live at home, up from 42.9 percent in 2012.

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Topics: Back to School, Huffington Post, Marc Joseph

Laid-off Moms Find Success Through E-commerce

Posted by admin on Jul 24, 2013 11:33:55 AM

By Stuart Whitmore Alizila.com
Jun 03, 2013 | 04:04 PM

Women, Mao Zedong famously observed, hold up half the sky. The Great Helmsman might not have spied the Internet on the horizon, but women are holding up their end when it comes to e-commerce, too.

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Topics: Wholesale, dollardays.com, alzila.com, small business, Alibaba.com, e-commerce

"I Care" wristbands are a big hit with our Facebook fans

Posted by admin on Jul 22, 2013 3:57:14 AM

Do you remember our June Facebook promotion where you were asked to nominate your favorite charity and every one who entered would receive a red wrist band with 'I Care' embossed on it? Well, it was a big hit and 18 charities are appreciative of the free mercahndise they received. Thank you for entering and helping others!

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Topics: charities, sweepstakes, charity, contest, facebook

June Facebook Contest Winners

Posted by admin on Jul 3, 2013 9:07:19 AM

We have winners!! Eighteen of them!

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Topics: contest

Wholesale Everything for Everyone

DollarDays is compassionate

You may just think we are the premier online wholesaler, but we do so much more than delivering small business, non-profits and consumers the best possible margins on over 300,000 wholesale products.

We are proud of our commitment to:

  • Our 5% Giveback Program, where we donate 5% of your order to a non-profit you choose!
  • Each month, we donate $5,000 worth of merchandise to a cause that our fans nominate via Facebook.

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