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Why your life is better now that H&M has e-commerce

The benefits of online H&M purchasing power

H&M finally has finally launched e-commerce on their website, and there are multiple reasons why your wardrobe and wallet will reap nothing but benefits from this new addition. Regardless of your location, dress size or budget, you will now have access to this super-chic retailer anywhere and anytime (well, as long as you have Wi-Fi).

Shopping H&M online

1

You'll never miss out on a special collection

H&M is releasing a collection with French designer Isabel Marant on Nov. 14, but only in 250 stores worldwide. Considering there are about 2,900 H&M stores in the world, there's a good chance this collection will not be in a store near you. But don't worry; this collection will be available online, so we can get our hands on this stylish new collection without crossing state lines.

2

You don't have to scavenge through racks for your size

There's nothing worse than finding the absolutely perfect dress for a big night out and then discovering the store is out of your size. This where the beauty of online shopping really lies, because now that H&M sells their products online, their super-stocked warehouse is your oyster — an oyster full of different sizes and colors. The H&M website also has an entire section dedicated to plus-size clothing, which features a variety of items in sizes 14 to 24.

3

Shopping traffic will become a thing of the past

There are 279 H&M stores in the U.S., with one-third of them in California or New York. So what about those of us who live in the middle of the map? Fill up our gas tanks and drive an hour or two to the closest location? Maybe in the past, but not anymore, now that we can purchase all of our favorite H&M goodies without even getting off the couch.

4

Three words: flat-rate shipping

So now that you've picked your items and put them in your virtual shopping cart, it's time to check out. Regardless of how many items you select or how much they weigh, you'll be charged a flat rate of only $5.95 (which is probably less than the money you'd spend on gas just to get to the mall).

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You can shop special online sales that aren't in stores

Similar to other online shopping websites, H&M features weekly online sales. The best part about the online sales? A lot of them are online-exclusive, so you can't get all the same sweet deals when you go into the store. They also send out special discounts when you sign up for their email list, including one just for signing up!

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