I made my first order on Temu and this is how it went

Temu Shopping app on Samsung phone
(Image credit: Beth Nicholls / Creative Bloq)

You may have heard of a new online retailer with too-good-to-be-true prices on household essentials and budget tech – and a highly unusual shopping experience. So what's the deal? Is it real? The short answer is: yes. But there are a few things you should know before preparing to shop with Temu, the new orange-themed online digital marketplace. 

With horror stories about orders arriving with some questionable product designs that look nothing like the listing image and an extremely cluttered website design, I was apprehensive about ordering (word of mouth is essential to growing and building an e-commerce website). But, since other customers report a positive experience with no, or minimal, issues I thought I'd try it out. 

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Beth Nicholls
Ecommerce Writer

Beth is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. An avid music photographer and previous staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has a keen eye for content and knows just how to create it. Her background working as a tester for CeX has provided extensive knowledge surrounding the latest tech and gaming trends, and she studied Music Journalism too, so you'll probably find her at a gig. Basically, she's a total nerd with a Snorlax tattoo and a Master's degree in Photography, forever wishing she was Peter Parker.