5 Reasons You Should Be Shopping Gilt

Canadian customers can now return items to Gilt.com, the innovative online shopping destination
Canadian customers can now return items to Gilt.com, the innovative online shopping destination

Not familiar with Gilt.com? Here’s the low down. Gilt is a members-only shopping site offering access to limited time discounts on all kinds of in-demand products for men and women. New items can be found daily on the online luxury shop discounted by as much as 60% off the retail price. The only catch is you have to be pretty quick to snatch up the savings… Gilt’s flash sales have a time limit and items go fast on a first come, first serve basis.

This morning Gilt announced their new return policy in Canada (more on that later), making online splurging even easier. If you haven’t started shopping Gilt yet, here are five reasons to jump on the bandwagon.

“Membership has its privileges”

When NYC-based Gilt launched in 2007, it was downright impossible to get an invite. These days’ memberships are readily available to any frugal fashion watcher and regular shoppers can earn and redeem points to shop their favorite sales early, earn access to extra discounts and receive free shipping.

It’s free!

There’s no guilt here; membership to Gilt.com is free. To become a member simply log on to gilt.com/invite/Canada. (Editors’ tip: Tempted to skip the “invite friends” page and get straight to the shopping? Slow down and type in a few e-mail addresses, because if one of those friends makes a purchase, you get $25)

One stop (online) shop

Since its launch, Gilt.com has evolved into a one stop shop for guys on the go. Flash sales on anything and everything including: seasonal apparel, accessories, home décor, food and travel accessories mean you spend way less than you would have to at the store. Plus, Gilt now offers destination discounts for the jetsetter. Sales start at 12:00pm ET Monday thru Saturday and 9:00pm ET on Wednesday and Sunday. (Editors’ tip: Get a head start on the day’s upcoming sales and take advantage of member sneak peeks. Gilt’s daily newsletters, Facebook page and Twitter offer previews of the days upcoming sales)

Gilt on the Go App

The Gilt on the Go App for iPhone and iPod touch as well as the Gilt for iPad App are available for free from the App Store at www.itunes.com/appstore. The Gilt for Android version can be found on Google Play or at www.gilt.com/apps.

Shipping made easy and a new return policy in Canada

Shipping to Canada is always $9.95. Plus, prices on Gilt are listed in Canadian currency, and include the cost of duties, so there are no unwelcome surprises upon delivery. Effective immediately Gilt will begin accepting returns from Canadian shoppers. With Gilt’s new return policy, Canadian returns must be initiated with customer support within 30 days of the item’s shipment from Gilt’s distribution centre

Christopher Turner

Christopher Turner

AmongMen’s Editor-in-Chief is a well-respected fashion and style writer whose works have appeared in Fashionism, Fashion Television, MSN, DesignLines, the Kaboose Network, the Disney Family Network and Sun Media. He also has a collection of designer kicks that would make Imelda Marcos blush and lives in Toronto’s trendy east end. Follow him at: @Turnstylin.

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>