As a consumer, I understand how incredibly frustrating it is to have to rely on world wide web searches to find a product or online store, check the ‘images’ section to scan for what I’m looking for only to come up empty; or visit a online store I know nothing about and don’t know if I can trust.
To my surprise, this wasn’t just a ‘me’ problem – it’s something we all experience, right? Saving time and money is also a daily struggle for most people and trying to find shopping inspiration online for the right occasion but within a budget can be its own grueling task that should be easier.
But a few years ago, I found myself more curious about what other online stores were out there. What do we as consumers have access to? And how can I support online stores that I’ve never heard of by purchasing items that I know can compliment my style, look or lifestyle? Where can I go to discover these new brands? What products haven’t I seen? Why haven’t I seen them? and…When I find a new store, how can I know I can trust them? When I stopped to think about these things, I had so many questions.
I’m one of those Amazon shoppers that reads reviews but never writes them. That’s right, my hands are up, I’m guilty. But the truth is, I realize how much I also rely on other people sharing their experience to give me insight into where or what I’m interested in buying. Whether online or locally, reviews can impact someone’s buying decision, especially in my case. We have Yelp to glean to for information about places you can go locally…but what about online stores?
So I was in desperate search for information and reviews that talk about peoples experience with an online store and not just their products. To my surprise, there was no website out there that let me look for online stores and help me find out more about them. So I created one.
I’ve coded up an easy way to discover online stores, connect with friends and build trust in the brands that are not so popular. Not because they’re not great, but perhaps small or new. Those small to mid-level stores that have hidden gems? Yeah, I’m destined to find them. I spent a lot of time talking to people about this, having worked in e-commerce for over 7 years I know how important voices and different perspectives are. This platform was built on the voices I listened to because I understand how important they are.
My goal for QUE-UE is to be considered a home to not just online stores but to their current and potential customers. QUE-UE is a shopping community. A place where people can go to look to reviews of other shoppers sharing their experience with an online store and their products.
My team is focused on cutting-edge technology, honesty, and transparency that promotes authenticity in the online shopping environment. We’re excited to connect you with our groups of influencers, curators, and online stores to bring you really great features, tools, recommendations and information on amazing products and their owners. So I look forward to you coming along for the journey with us as we bring you great content and resources. Meet me there, get into QUE-UE!