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About Our Dorm Supply Store

Founded by parents and college students, DormSmart.com, L.L.C., an online specialty retailer based in Bentonville, Arkansas, US, opened on the World Wide Web in August of 2009.

"We want to help every student design a stylish and functional living space that expresses who they are inside and out, a space that is conducive to learning and compliant with their school housing policies.”

-Christi Leslie, College Parent, Founder & CEO

What we do?

DormSmart.com, a pioneer in the dorm room supplies and decor marketplace, researches more than 2000 school campuses each year to provide college bound and boarding school students with more than 7000 selections of quality supplies and decor essential for living in a dorm room or small apartment. In addition, we provide helpful tools such as our Housing Connector, Dorm Room Checklist and Blog to help students plan a successful move to campus and encourage them to live dorm smart within their school housing guidelines. Lastly, we offer students Free Standard Ground Shipping of 2 to 5 business days via USPS Priority Mail, FedEx Ground, or UPS Ground, including campus direct shipping.

To be considered dorm smart, all dorm room supplies and dorm room decor must be...

  • Durable, to stand up to the rigors of student life while meeting housing standards of universities, colleges and boarding schools;
  • Safe for students living in dorm rooms, such as UL listed auto shutoff appliances that contain no hotplates, open flames, or glass carafes;
  • Affordable, a range of dorm room decor and supplies to fit varying budgets;
  • Functional, practical products that students can multipurpose in their campus dorm room or small apartment such as our trunks;
  • Fashionable, dorm room decor for every every student to express themselves and live smart;
  • Dorm Size, made to fit supplies and like our compact microwave refrigerator combo or twin XL bedding; and
  • Made in the USA or create jobs across America.

Why we do it?

Convenience, friends, and family! We provide campus bound students access to the wide range of products for student living (i.e. dorm size, UL listed, manufactured to operate safely 110/120v plug, no hot plates or open coil...) so they can quickly locate what they need for their dorm room or campus apartment then spend quality time with their friends and family before moving to campus.

How we do it?

The majority of our inventory ships direct from our US based manufacturers and distributors, like many department stores these days. This allows us to offer students a wider range of smart dorm room essentials and accessories for student living while reducing our carbon footprint and theirs. While ship times may vary for each product, depending upon the manufacturer’s shipping policy, we believe it is more important to do our part for the environment for this generation and future generations.

Our beliefs...

At DormSmart, we believe in operating our business based on trust. We believe that all dorm smart products must be made in the USA or imported by a distributor who creates jobs across America. We believe in providing the best customer service possible, continually striving for excellence, meaning we do not mind communicating with our customers. As they say in school, "There's no such thing as a stupid question." We are here to help make transitioning to college or boarding school a little easier for students and their families.

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