Summer is that time of the year when we especially appreciate window blinds, shutters, and shades… It is also the season when if you don’t have these, you realize how much you really need them. With such consumers in mind we’ve approached the task of creating a list of the top ten companies that sell interior shutters, blinds, and window shades online.
Here are the top 10 (in the alphabetical order only) we recommend considering:
- Blinds.com — This is a truly impressive online retailer. They sell twice as many blinds as their closest competitor does. The actual numbers exceed 4,200 blinds sold by Blinds.com online every day. They’ve made lists of Inc 500, Internet Retailer’s Top 500 brands, and were also awarded Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year prize in 2006. Their ShureFit Guarantee covers you as a blinds customer. They also guarantee prices lower than you would get at Lowes or Home Depot (whether in the US, or in Canada); and do so within 30 days of purchase. While we’re listing them first, because of our alphabetical order, they would’ve remained in this place in a true ranking as well.
- Blinds Chalet — As the company itself puts it “with over 25 years of combined experience Blinds Chalet has a lot to offer you the customer.” They sell window blinds, shades, shutters, and also custom drapery and valances. They’ve built their name by “doing business on a local retail level throughout the southwestern United States for over 15 years” and are now also actively trading online. Every order of blinds and shades comes with Free FedEx or UPS Ground Shipping within the contiguous United States.
- BlindsExpress.com — Blinds Express is a Rochester, NY-based division of Window Flair Inc. that specializes exclusively on window blinds. Window Flair Inc. has been in the retail window treatment, carpet and flooring business in Rochester, NY for 43 years. At BlindsExpress.com they sell all sorts of window blinds, including but not limited to slat blinds, Venetian blinds, solid blinds, and many other types.
- Danmer Custom Shutters — If you live in California or Nevada (the only two states that they currently service), you’re lucky. Danmer is a great company that “has been manufacturing custom shutters since 1976, and offers both wood and synthetic custom plantation shutters.” They offer free in-home design consultations, and some of the best products around.
- Generic Blinds — The slogan of this Austin, Texas-based company is “Same Quality. Lower Price.” Their website says: “we make it easy for you to purchase many products via our world-class e-Commerce web site. We can help you make the best decisions for your home and your needs. The price you see is what you pay, there are no hidden costs.”
- Just Blinds — This company has over half a million of “satisfied customers”, and that’s quite a thing to brag about. They specialize in wood as well as faux wood blinds and shutters, cellular shades, aluminum blinds, Roman shades, PVC, fabric and faux wood verticals, as well as many other types by all major brands. As all others they also offer Free Ground Shipping, and offer free samples.
- Shades Shutters Blinds — Established in 2002, this Colorado-based online retailer of custom blinds and shades has quickly become one of the top independent blinds retailers in the U.S. They “offer every kind of interior window blind” specializing in “solar shades, blackout shades, environmentally friendly blinds and motorization.” Another noteworthy detail is that 75% of their products are produced in the USA.
- Select Blinds — This particular merchant sells their “own superior line of window coverings.” As the company’s website states, “The quality of our product is as good as or better than the name brand products found in most home improvement stores, at about half the price. At Select Blinds, no sale is ever final! We have a satisfaction guarantee that exceeds almost every competitor in our industry.” As others, they offer free shipping, free samples, but also risk-free trials.
- YourBlinds.com — This Texas-based company offers cellular shades, wood and faux wood blinds, Roman and roller shades, solar shades, vertical blinds, and literally every other type by such brands as Levelor, Bali, Comfortex, Graber, Ambience, and many others. They also offer free shipping, free swatches, and charge no sales tax.
- Home Decorators Collection — This is an exclusive home decor brand of The Home Depot that sells a wide range of custom blinds and shades right on their own website.
Finally, for exterior shutters, a good company to consider is CustomExteriorShutters.com.
Happy shutters and blinds shopping; and if we’ve missed your favorite vendor, please do add them through the “Comments” function below.