World Market Ratings
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Store Name: World Market

Store Description: You’re looking at a reputable store with more than 50 years of history. What once started as a regular unique furniture and home goods supplier turned into a massive nationwide chain of stores and an amazing online shop. World Market located stylish and affordable furniture pieces across the world and brought them to the U.S.

Price range: Affordable

Telephone: 1-877-967-5362

Summary

Those who look for a furniture and home goods store that brings more unique products from a variety of countries may find World Market an excellent place to shop. Since they look for their products internationally, you may find truly unique and good-looking products.

They also aim to provide you with a reasonable/affordable pricing, so in most cases, you won’t have to break a bank to get the furniture piece or a pillow set that you liked. Since they also have more than 250 offline stores, it’s an excellent solution for those who want to take a look at the things they buy first.

Overall
4.6
  • Product quality
    (4.5)
  • Delivery
    (4)
  • Value for money
    (5)
  • Website ease of use
    (5)
  • Product information
    (5)
  • Product images
    (5)
  • Product options
    (4)
  • Returns & Refunds
    (5)
  • Warranty
    (4)
  • Store support
    (4)
  • Payment options
    (4.5)
  • Discounts
    (5)
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Pros

  • A wide selection of products
  • Authentic international furniture and home goods
  • Good returns policy
  • Many offline stores
  • Affordable pricing

Cons

  • They do not ship to non-continental U.S. territories
  • They do not provide you with the shipping company information in their policies
  • Some of their orders may not have the tracking number

Product range

They have a wide selection of products in every category of furniture and home goods. The number of available products is vast, and you will be able to choose something to your needs and taste in any niche of home designing.

Dining sets, coffee tables, chairs, beds, rugs, sofas, etc. Everything you may need to furnish your place is available on the World Market at an affordable price.

What makes this store good

  • Affordable pricing

They offer reasonable pricing for good quality pieces from international markets.

  • Good quality of the products

These are excellent interior pieces that cannot be compared to the quality of IKEA-like stores that offer affordable pricing.

  • Authentic and unique products from around the world

It’s a great way to make your home stand out; these are not the average widespread products, they’re brought to you from other countries.

  • Easy & convenient to use

Their website is straightforward; they made everything not to confuse the client. It’s easy to locate the latest sales, and the ‘quick shop’ feature allows you to add the product to the cart without opening an additional browser tab.

  • Physical stores

They have more than 250 stores available nationwide. You can locate the closest one to you and visit it for offline shopping.

Pricing

Once you take a look at the real product pricing, you’ll note how affordable the World Market store is. Here is a small breakdown of the most popular categories of home goods:

  • Dining tables starting with $140
  • Sofas starting with $250
  • Chair starting with $80
  • Pillows starting with $9
  • Rugs starting with $15

This way, you’ll be able to furnish your place and improve the interior design of your house for less than a thousand.

Editorial rating

Product quality – 4.5

Yes, it’s still not the luxurious quality of custom-made products. However, they offer the best quality among the affordable options available in this niche. World Market is your best bet at getting a fair quality/price ratio.

Delivery – 4

They do not provide their users with information on the shipping companies they use. Some of their orders may be shipped without tracking number. They do not ship to non-continental states of the U.S. All of these things affected the final score.

Value for money — 5

Since these products are brought from international markets, the prices are very affordable compared to U.S. local brands. The quality that you get for this money is very high, and most of these products will last long.

Website ease of use – 5

world market website

The website design is very responsive by all means. It loads fast, and you can easily shop from any device. The design is not overwhelming, cause it’s minimalist and clean.

Product information – 5

They provide you not only with the specifications and generic descriptions but also with the categorized feedback data. They show you the most useful review and the most liked negative review. This way, you will be able to make a fair judgment before you proceed with your purchase.

Product images – 5

Most of their products have so many photos! Since they upload the pictures of happy customers with their tables, you can browse dozens of photos. These images will help you understand how it will fit your interior, cause you’ll see the real look of those products in another customer’s interior.

Product options – 4

Many of their products are only available in one style. This is one of the consequences of selling unique/authentic furniture pieces brought to you from other countries.

However, when it comes to rugs, pillows, and other home goods, you will be able to choose the color/pattern before you check out.

Support – 4

They do not have a live chat. Their phone support works during regular business hours, and you can also send an email with your claim or questions. This is not bad and not good; the usual.

Offline Stores

More than 250 stores available nationwide. Exceptions are the non-continental territories of the U.S.

Mobile App

They do not have a mobile app since their website is very conveniently responsive on every device.

Warranty — 4

Their products have a warranty, but they do not upload the warranty instructions on every product page. So you will have to contact them about it. It’s not really convenient, but very popular among big companies.

Returns & Refunds – 5

You can get a refund within 60 days after the original purchase. The best part here is that you can return the product to any offline store location. So this means that you can bring a product for the return yourself and avoid wasting money on shipping.

  • If you return your online order to the order without the packing slip, you will only get the store credit at the lowest price for the past 90 days.
  • If you return your product after 60 days period, you will only receive a store credit
  • All returning product must be in original condition and in original packaging.

Eco-friendly

World Market stores offer a variety of eco-friendly items like plantation raised wood, recycled glass goblets, plate, and bamboo goods. They work on increasing the selection of eco-friendly products.

Country of production

Various countries since they’re brought to the U.S. from all over the world.

Discounts/coupons – 5

They have a lot of sales that you may participate in. You can always find great deals and save a good amount of money.

Payment options — 4.5

You can check out with the Credit Card or PayPal. It’s good that they have the PayPal option; many stores neglect this excellent payment system.

TOTAL SCORE: 4.58

World Market bestsellers

Recommended if

  • You’re looking for original authentic products
  • You’re looking for an excellent price/quality ratio
  • You want to visit an offline store
  • You want easy returns
  • You prefer to shop in the continental U.S.

Not recommended if

  • You live outside the continental U.S.
  • You want to ship your product to APO/FPO
  • You want to know for sure what company will handle your shipment
  • You’re looking for custom-made or ‘made in USA’ items

Is this shop legit?

This is an old and reputable store, well-known in the U.S. We’ve also reviewed another store from this family before (Bed, Bath & Beyond). Both of these shops are legit to shop.

FAQ

1Do I need to sign up to make a purchase?

You can shop without getting an account with World Market. However, you’ll have to get an account if you want to participate in the World Market membership and get rewards for your account.

2Can I track my order after the purchase?

Most of the times, yes, but not all the orders can be tracked.

3Do they provide tracking numbers for the shipped packages?

Their website states that sometimes they may ship your package without the tracking number. But you will be able to check the delivery information with their Customer Service.

4What delivery services they use?

They do not state this information anywhere on their website. Since they deliver nationwide, it’s fair to say that it most probably will be UPS, USPS or FedEx. Freight deliveries will be served by special freight shipping companies.

5Do they have location restrictions?

They do not ship to Hawaii and Alaska at this time. They only ship to 48 states. U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and APO/FPO deliveries are impossible as well.

6Do they offer gift cards?

They offer both physical and digital gift cards. You can request it to be mailed to your physical address. Clients can also check the balance of the gift card online or cash out (options vary by state, so you’ve got to check the cash-out table first).

Customer reviews

Cost Plus World Market
4.5
Based on 280 reviews
Michael Coleman
Michael Coleman
02:48 01 Dec 19
People are very friendly and helpful. Prices are good. Nice selection of beer, wine furniture, knickknacks, and beer.
laura denny
laura denny
01:04 25 Nov 19
Always so many exciting xmas yummies and goodies that no one else carries here..along with awesome imports and groovy furniture ..free coffee!!!
Robert Fredericks
Robert Fredericks
02:34 09 Nov 19
Great place. Great products and unique items. Friendly staff. The only down side is that it can sometimes take forever in the checkout.
Dead Girls
Dead Girls
16:36 06 Nov 19
Very nice selection of items cashier's are very friendly.
Katie L.
Katie L.
00:13 25 Aug 19
Why have I never heard of this place before?!? Cost Plus World Market is such a random store! I LOVE IT! Walk into a store where you can buy furniture,...
Michelle F.
Michelle F.
15:59 23 Aug 19
I love this place. I spent an hour and a half wandering around looking at everything. There something I want to buy in every single department. I like just...
Jett Tucker
Jett Tucker
05:11 20 Aug 19
Really great store! Super huge, best one in LA!
n lan
n lan
06:03 17 Aug 19
This is a great place and I love shopping at Cost Plus, but I don't love that they closed my El Segundo store. 😕 This one in west LA is the closest option, yet far for me, so I probably won't be there near as much as I used to...bummer.
Nelly Doretha
Nelly Doretha
09:42 24 Jun 19
Fantastic white glove delivery service up 5 flights of steep stairs! Good communication throughout, affordable prices and lovely customer service. Would definitely recommend.
Aida Ghidey
Aida Ghidey
02:10 10 Jun 19
Good customer service. Bathroom could use some restocking and tidying up. Super friendly cashier. Love all the selections.
Aida Ghidey
Aida Ghidey
02:10 10 Jun 19
Good customer service. Bathroom could use some restocking and tidying up. Super friendly cashier. Love all the selections.
Allison Burns
Allison Burns
03:38 24 May 19
I have been purchasing rugs from angel rugs for the last 10 years! I have brought friends here, repurchased rugs after old ones got puppy ruined and left a few behind after breakups lol. Great low prices and really good quality. Excited to go back for a purchase tomorrow for my bigger house!!! Thank you from a loyal and happy customer!
Hapagirl
Hapagirl
05:29 06 Apr 19
Geraldine was so friendly and genuine while she was helping my mom and me checkout at the cash register. We were approached in the store and asked if we needed any help as well by a different employee. In all it was a nice shopping experience and fabulous customer service. Thank you World Market team!
Reine Prince
Reine Prince
02:02 01 Feb 19
Cost Plus World Market's World Explorer program is one of my favorite customer-rewards programs. Their promos are fun and exciting. I always enjoy shopping here, even when the free coffee or tea's empty. This particular store boasts an ample parking lot, clean restrooms, and super friendly associates. And the product selection is always fascinating. I'm a fan!

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Furniture consultant and founder , FurnitureCap
Hi, I’m a furniture consultant with the industry expertise. I worked with the most prominent furniture and home goods retailers in the US and had a chance to see this industry from the inside. My 8+ years of experience in furniture production management made it clear for me how crucial it is to know what stores and manufacturers you can or cannot trust.
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Hi, I’m a furniture consultant with the industry expertise. I worked with the most prominent furniture and home goods retailers in the US and had a chance to see this industry from the inside. My 8+ years of experience in furniture production management made it clear for me how crucial it is to know what stores and manufacturers you can or cannot trust.
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