In the Chinese online fashion foreign trading industry, Sammydress.com is not as famous as the big players like Lightinthebox.com or Aliexpress.com. However, it is also true that this Chinese store has a significant customer base which is growing constantly these years. Just in case more buyers are interested in trading with this site and want to confirm whether it is legitimate or not, I decide to give a detailed review of Sammydress.com.
Before you read ahead, please note that all the information provided below is based on my personal research and just for your reference only. If it contains any errors, please contact me or leave your comment at the end of the post.
Just as we decide to start shopping with any Chinese online store, the first and foremost question is: Is Sammydress.com a legit company or a scam? I don’t mean to convince you that there is no problem with the legitimacy of Sammydress.com but based on my knowledge, the site does exists with an official business license and has been serving buyers from all over the world for years. Most negative reviews claiming Sammydress is a scam point to the product quality or service standards of the site instead of the level of shopping safety.
If, after you search information about the store by terms like “Sammydress bad reviews”, “Sammydress negative reviews”, “Sammydress complaints” or “Sammydress scams”, you immediately abandon the consideration of using it, it could be a mistake. Try searching any other Chinese stores by the similar keywords, you will find that no sites can be trustworthy based on the reviews. The reason is more than simple: happy customers seldom share the pleasant shopping experience unless they can get some benefit such as a discount for a future order while unhappy customers find every way to vent their anger or to destroy the image of the store. So far, no Chinese global store is perfect enough to stay completely free from complaints – even the recently listed company Lightinthebox.com can not do so well.
Sammydress.com is one official shopping website belonging to Hong Kong Aosen International Group Co., Limited. Based on my research, the site is closely related to Ahappydeal.com (read review), Everbuying.com, Yeegow.com and Gadgetsdealers.com, which are registered under another company called Yilutong Trading Co. Ltd though.
Founded in 2006, the export entity uses different websites to do online business with global buyers. It is a strategy commonly adopted by Chinese international export firms as it can minimize their risks and at the same time better manage their product lines. By doing so, their teams are able to be more focused on a specific product line thus to achieve better revenues.
As the domain name indicates, Sammydress.com is focused on selling all kinds of fashionable dresses and other fashion products and accessories, though it also carries some minor catalogs including gifts, toys and home & living supplies.
Comparatively, women’s fashion and accessories are the backbone of the site while men’s apparel and kids’ clothing also have plenty of choices. Though like Lightinthbox.com or Milanoo.com, Sammydress.com also has an exclusive catalog for Wedding & Events and you can find lots of other special occasion dresses such as prom dresses or cocktail dresses there, they seem to be doing better in the field of fashion for less formal occasions.
I notice that on their own Sammydress clothing reviews page, the best rated pieces are mostly suitable for any common occasions. You can wear them to build an office look, to style out for a casual gathering with friends or families, to enjoy a coffee at your favorite coffee shop or the like. While many people tend to regard that the majority of customer reviews posted at Chinese shopping sites are all positive because the bad ones are withheld from being published, the reviews at least can give us a hint that the site has some products some buyers are satisfied with.
Pricing & Shipping
In addition to the attractive styles, ultra low pricing should be the next attraction of the fashion products for sale there. Most of the dresses, tops, bottoms and outerwear are available at under $20 – it is hard to believe that some really amazing dresses are priced at less than $10!
Free shipping is honored on select items and you can find all free shipping deals offered by Sammydress.com here. For orders requiring shipping fees, there are three types based on shipping time: flat shipping (7-25 business days by Hong Kong Post), standard shipping (6-8 business days by EMS) and expedite shipping (3-5 business days by DHL, UPS or FedEx). The specific shipping cost will be shown after you choose a shipping method during the checkout procedure.
To save money on orders with Sammydress.com, you are encouraged to take advantage of the regularly released deals or the exclusive coupon codes. It seems they don’t issue coupon codes so regularly as their competitors like Dinodirect.com, Sheinside.com or Didobridal.com. Currently, you can get a 5% off coupon code by joining them on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter with one click only. For details, you can click on the Promo Code button at the right side of their homepage.
This site accepts Paypal, Wire Transfer and Western Union. For first time buyers, I always suggest you use Paypal or credit card to make the payment to better protect your interest. If you have to use Wire Transfer or Western Union, do remember to start from a tiny order to test everything first.
Sammydress.com offers live chat customer support. This is good as we can ask directly their service representatives any questions about the products we are interested in. Besides, they also allow customers to reach them by phone call or email or through the Submit a Help Ticket system. They promise that any inquiry through email or the Help system will be responded within 24 hours.