13 Dollar Stores You Can Shop Online (And Skip the Drive)

You don’t have to drive to the dollar store to save big money.

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Updated May 28, 2024
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Dollar stores have popped up seemingly everywhere. They let you keep more money in your wallet by selling everyday essentials and other items for less.

While the name may be a bit of a misnomer — as in, not everything sold at dollar stores will cost you precisely that price — they still offer steeply discounted items.

The following dollar stores allow you to shop online, meaning you can score great deals regardless of where you're located.

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DHgate

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At the DHgate website, you will find shoes, phone cases, and apparel. It also carries hair extensions and appliances. Inventory can vary, but there’s a lot to choose from.

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Dollar Castle

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Headquartered in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Dollar Castle is a fairly utilitarian shop that carries a little bit of everything, from personal hygiene items to non-perishable foods, housewares, and cleaning supplies. This includes a lot of brand-name products you will recognize.

Dollar Castle also carries big-ticket furniture items, like sectionals priced above $1,000. Items typically will be cheaper here than in a standard store, however.

Dollar Days

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Dollar Days specifically markets to schools, businesses, and other organizations, which makes it a great store for folks looking to buy in bulk.

Individual shoppers can also score good deals there as long as they don’t mind springing for an entire case of an item.

This can be especially helpful for items you go through a lot of, like diapers, disinfectant wipes, and snacks.

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Dollar Fanatic

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Most of Dollar Fanatic's products are priced at $1, $3, or $5, with free shipping when you order $35 or more worth of merchandise.

Items for sale are standard dollar-store fare, such as office supplies, snacks, personal care items, and more. Keep your eye out for additional discounts when you spend more.

Dollar General

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Dollar General is one of the biggest names in the dollar-store industry, which has more than 18,000 stores nationwide.

Much of Dollar General’s merchandise — such as clothing, children’s toys, and auto supplies — is priced at $6 or less, although some items cost more.

One nice thing about Dollar General is that you don’t have to buy in bulk, so you only get what you need. Look for digital coupons and deals in their weekly ad.

Dollar Item Direct

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Dollar Item Direct stocks a huge variety of products — if you can think of it, they probably sell it for cheap.

Many items are priced at $1 or less. However, as to be expected, larger-ticket items will run you more. Buying in bulk pays off here, thanks to the discounts.

If you’re an artist or crafty person, this is a good place to shop for materials such as paint and markers. The prices are better than those at craft stores.

Dollar King

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Since 2010, Dollar King has operated out of Glendale, California. It has expanded throughout Southern California and online.

In general, items are priced at $1.99, including cosmetics, art supplies, storage materials, kitchen supplies, and more.

Once you order 15 or more items, you’ll score free shipping. So waiting until you have a big order before hitting the pay button is wise.

Dollar Tree

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Another juggernaut in the dollar store space is Dollar Tree, which likely has a location or two where you live. Just about everything in the store costs $1.25 or $1.50, whether it’s peanut butter, home decor, cleaning supplies, or dinnerware.

When shopping online at Dollar Tree, prepare to shop in bulk, which may not be convenient for smaller households. But the price is most definitely right.

DollarStore

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DollarStore brands itself as an “ecommerce superstore,” and it lives up to that description with its breadth of inventory.

You will find everything from food items to hygiene products and beyond. Free shipping kicks in after $35.

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Family Dollar

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Along with its many brick-and-mortar stores, Family Dollar also has a strong online presence in the dollar-store space.

The retailer is known for selling home, school, and office supplies. But like most discount outlets, it stocks a little bit of everything.

Five Below

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Almost everything at Five Below is, as the name suggests, priced at $5 or below. However, $5.55 is not uncommon, either.

In physical locations, there is a Five Beyond section with more expensive items, which you can also find on their website.

Note that there is a flat shipping fee of $7.95, which applies regardless of the size of your order.

Miss A

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While most dollar stores carry a wide variety of merchandise, Miss A is focused mainly on cosmetics. 

Given how expensive products can be at stores like Ulta and Sephora, there is definitely a market for affordable makeup and skin care. Most items are $1 or $2.

Miss A also has accessory and houseware lines, plus bath and hygiene products.

Oriental Trading

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Arguably the most kid-friendly option on this list, Oriental Trading is a go-to source for discount party, school, and office supplies. 

You will also find toys, crafts, seasonal items, storage, and more. The store also carries items for religious occasions.

Oriental Trading could be considered more of a discount store than a dollar store, but nonetheless, it is a standby for thrifty teachers and parents alike.

Bottom line

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Dollar stores are a great option for shoppers who want to get ahead financially by saving as much as possible. Outlets that allow online shopping add convenience to the equation, making them even more popular.

While you may not want to purchase everything you need from dollar stores, they are an excellent option for plenty of everyday items.

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Cat Lafuente

Cat Lafuente is a Florida-based writer and editor with extensive experience in digital and print content spaces. Her own personal finance journey — particularly consolidating debt and paying it off, in turn boosting her credit score and becoming a homeowner — inspired her to join the FinanceBuzz team; she hopes she can help others do the same.