Nowadays, there are more online retailers than there are hours in the day to view them all. But many don’t simply fall into the “we display items, and you buy them from us” category. Yes, these shops all sell products (except the ones that, technically, don’t), but that’s the only common trait in the retail venn diagram.
With curated boutiques, magazines-turned-stores, stores-turned-magazines, and even online collectives of handmade items, online commerce has certainly gotten interesting in the past few years. To help navigate the shop-ready waters, we’ve created this guide to 8 new types of stores outside the standard paradigm.