I enjoy visiting the Dollar Tree website. The home page is a bright, informative, regularly changing parade of bargains for a buck. You can see a few featured items that are available in-store, the latest flyer is a click away and now, at the bottom of the page, you can view some of the products that customers have rated.
Dollar Tree began asking people to write on-line reviews of its products earlier this year and now its using them in its advertising. Clever. If you'd like to give a star rating to something you've bought and used, you need to create an account, if you don't already have one. Then, you simply click on any individual product to write the review and rate it according to whether you think it's a five star winner or a one-star dud.
If you regularly buy art supplies for a day care center, vacation Bible school, summer camp or Sunday school, the recent addition of bulk arts and craft supplies to Dollar Tree Direct will be good news to you. They've got foam crafts, like book marks and door hangers, unfinished wooden crafts like bird houses and hinged boxes, acrylic paint pots, beads, googly eyes and glitter; in fact, just about everything to keep small hands busy this summer or any time, for that matter. And everything is still only a buck per item.
Another item that may be of special interest to busy parents is the party in a box that is being offered on-line. The Princess, balloon pattern and All-Sports party packs have all been given four and five-star ratings by customers. Each one has everything you need to host a party for eight including a party game, plates and plastic silverware, tablecloth, centerpiece, Happy Birthday banner and lots more all for $14 each. Sounds good to me.
If you like to order Dollar Tree products by phone, you'll be pleased to know that its customer support representatives are now available to serve you 24-7. The customer service number is 1-877-530-TREE (8733) and that's clearly visible on the home page, too.
And, lastly: You've always been able to use a variety of credit cards to pay for your on-line purchases at Dollar Tree. Now you can pay through PayPal, as well. Neat.
Marlene Alexander is a freelance writer and dollar store diva. She writes tips and ideas for home decor using only items from the dollar store.
Bulk art supplies, 24/7 support among innovations at DollarTree.com