I first heard about this store through youtube videos. It is a Japanese dollar store, many items are two dollars (at the Richmond Hill location – I think it like that the others). You do get a bit of every section you would see at any other dollar store. Some of the products are nice quality, while others did look not the greatest. The things I did get are really nice. The Richmond Hill location is two levels, there is a set of stairs and an elevator. And an entrance on both levels. There was not an outside door entrance/exit. It is very bright and you can easily distract yourself in there.
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Unit 1080, 2030 Aberdeen Centre
4151 Hazelbridge Way,
Richmond, BC, Canada V6X 4J7
|7 Days a Week:||9:30 am to 9:00 pm|
|Holidays:||9:30 am to 7:00 pm|
|Dec.5||9:30AM – 7:00PM|
|Dec.24||9:30AM – 6:00PM|
|Dec.25||9:30AM – 7:00PM|
|Dec.26||9:30AM – 9:00PM|
|Dec.27 ~ 30||9:30AM – 9:00PM|
|Dec.31||9:30AM – 6:00PM|
|Jan.01||9:30AM – 7:00PM|
Daiso is a unique combination of dollar and convenient store, carrying over 100,000 types of high-quality stylish household and lifestyle products at unbeatable prices. Headquartered in Japan with business expanded to Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea, Daiso enjoys immense popularity in Asia and is opening up a new store at the rate of 1.5 store a day! In Japan alone, there are over 2,400 stores; and Daiso ranks second to Tokyo Disneyland, receiving higher brand recognition and customer satisfaction among Japanese female consumers than the world famous Sony, McDonald’s, and Toyota.
First DAISO in North America
Daiso created a joint partnership with the Fairchild Group and opened its first North American location – a 26,430 sq. ft store at the new Aberdeen Centre in Richmond, B.C in December 2003. This North American flagship Daiso store was an instant success. The public immediately embraced this unique concept of a dollar store that offers the shopping experience of a trendy department store; so much so that the Richmond Daiso quickly achieved the No. 1 sales position among all 3000 + Daiso stores in Asia.
This is quite an accomplishment for a store that just opened up for business in December 2003.
The Daiso Richmond location is split between 2 levels, connected by an in-store elevator and stairway. The store name, interior design, products and displays are identical to the Daiso in Japan.
Richmond Daiso carries over 50,000 types of products in various styles (over 800,000 individual pieces in total) including: household items, tableware, cutlery, cooking pots and pans, traditional Japanese ware, cleaning supplies, lighting fixtures, rugs, artificial plants, vases, garden tools, shoes and slippers, socks, scarves, apparel, car accessories, luggage and bags, glassware, porcelain, arts and crafts, school and office supplies, bookcases, magazines, stationery, toys, oriental tea, soft drinks, snacks, candies, condiments, cosmetics, massage products, electrical and electronic items, DIY items, pet supplies, and many more. Every month, over 800 new items are introduced into the store, ensuring a refreshing and enjoyable experience for our shoppers every time they visit Daiso.
While most of the items in the store retails at two Canadian dollars ($2) only, we are committed to the continued improvement of our products and services. As part of that commitment, we have expanded our product development beyond $2 items to encompass goods in the $3-$5, $10, and $15 price range. By offering bags and other products that we could not supply at the price of $2, we aim to reflect the current needs of our customers and further enhance the level of customer satisfaction.
DAISO Quality Control
In order to ensure quality control, Daiso products are designed, manufactured, and packaged by factories over the world with orders being placed directly from the headquarters in Japan. Every product is required to meet a rigorous quality control standard of 1.5% (in the specified size, material, color, design, packaging or safety requirements), much higher than the European standard of 3%.