Give while you shop with This Counts Canada

This Counts Canada

This Counts Canada is a brand new Canadian owned & operated retail site that provides you with fun and rewarding personalized marketplace. Users can discover, buy, collect, and share amazing items from stores and independent boutiques around the world while supporting charities in Canada – hence their slogan “Online Shopping with Purpose.”
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When you join the site, you get direct access to a continually expanding, professionally curated, collection of premium products. Most importantly, a portion of every purchase is donated to a charitable organization supported by their retail partners – making each purchase count. What greater excuse could you ever have for shopping online?

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 What did we think of “This Counts”?

Imagine being able to visit the mall from the comfort of your armchair. But better than that, being able to browse multiple ‘stores’ from one site, making wish lists & creating style boards, and being able to checkout for all of the stores in one process. This is what it is like to shop on ‘This Counts.’
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The ‘This Counts’ site is straightforward to navigate. You can choose to browse by category (Women, Men, Home & Decor, Health & Beauty, Electronics), by collection (For the love of pillows, Goodnight Sleep tight, Rock these graphic tees, I phone cases, wicked watches, etc.) or by store (like by brand). This made it very easy to look through home decor or women’s wear, at particular companies like Hudiefly or Flip Belt and even, for example, all of the watches on the site. I particularly liked these options for navigation – using the search bar on a site is OK if you know what you want a duvet cover but doesn’t help when you are just generally browsing or looking for gift inspiration!
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When you visit a particular store within the site, their front page provides you with details about which charity they have chosen to support, information about the brand in general and shipping & return details unique to that store. You are also provided with an email contact and a web form to submit any questions straight to the seller.
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 See something you like (I know you will!)? You can click on the image for all the details you need or click on the ‘quick buy’ option. This will take you straight to checkout, which on ‘This Counts’ is a simple one-page process because all items are listed inclusive of tax and shipping is free – how cool is that? Now you don’t have to shop with a budget in mind and go through to a 5-page  checkout process only to find that with taxes and shipping you have to leave some items of your list.
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I also really liked the way in which you can store those items you like but might not buy. By clicking the star next to an item you can place it on a board – it works in much the same way as Pinterest, but within the ‘This Counts’ site. You can build up boards of your choosing, saving all of those maybe / maybe not items or even just to share all of the treasures you found more quickly. You know – when you want to ‘accidentally’ leave the laptop open a few weeks before your birthday on the page where you have created a “My Birthday Wishlist” board.
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 Will we be using ‘This Counts’ in the future? You can bet your charitable donations we will. The site is a pleasure to use, the goods are varied and of excellent quality and you get to feel good that your purchase has helped a charitable organization. It’s a win win for everyone! These are the items we chose from Atelier Edele – they design artistic crib bedding sets, kids duvet covers and baby swaddling blankets in exceptionally soft organic cotton – perfect for our little ones. Let me know what you think and enter our giveaway and buy your own treasures.
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More about ‘This Counts’

To find out why I am so excited by the ‘This Counts’ site head on over right now – you may never have to drive to a mall again!

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56 COMMENTS

  1. What a great idea! Kudos to This Counts Canada! BTW, I want to win. I realized that I commented on a recipe not a review yesterday (for the SMGN Falling Autumn giveaway), so I’ll be commenting on another review post.Mea culpa.

  2. This is such a great idea. I truly believe in helping out great charities. Thank you so much for sharing. I want to win this

  3. I like that it is uniquely Canadian. I do however have to admit that I dislike that you have to sign up in order to view their site.

  4. I like the variety of items they offer. There are tons of things i’d love to bring home especially the gold thrones dress.

  5. I appreciate that a portion of each and every sale is donated to help support a charitable organization. Woohoo!

  6. First I really love that everything is Canadian! What a great way to support within. On the site there are so many great items with very affordable pricing. I already see a few things to pick up for gifts for the family!

  7. First I really love that everything is Canadian! What a great way to support within. On the site there are so many great items with very affordable pricing. I already see a few things to pick up for gifts for the family!

  8. I love so many things about it ~ Canadian suppliers, a company that gives back AND the convenience of on-line shopping (with a discount code HELLO!) Thanks Patti!

  9. I like the varied assortment of stuff that they have. Off to browse some more.

  10. It’s awesome how they support all sorts of different charities & have great promo codes & sales on so many unique types of items. They really are making a positive difference & it’s so refreshing to see a company do this type of caring online shopping helping those in need.

  11. I love the idea behind the site! I don’t like that you have to register before you can browse, but that’s just personal preference. Lots of cute items on the site!

  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE that This Counts is a Canadian retail site and that I can browse and shop from stores and independent boutiques from around the world while supporting charities in Canada. Truly truly amazing.

  13. I love that it’s all Canadian and there is something for everyone in the family. Great go-to for gift shopping!

  14. I love companies that give back. This is an awesome concept and I love that it’s Canadian.

  15. I love the Collections section. What a great idea to have items grouped by colors and such.

  16. I love any company or person that supports others in need. If everyone gave what they could, the world would be so rich.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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