Dollar stores have traditionally been one-stop shops for affordable products. They became popular among housewives, families and individuals looking for great bargains priced at just one dollar or under. Dollar stores have become popular places for finding low-priced housewares, office supplies, stationeries, decorative items and even collectibles. Unfortunately, dollar stores have gained an unfortunate reputation in some places, becoming the type of shops that people frequent when they want disposable, low-quality products. Not so Daiso Mandarin Centre Chatswood. The Daiso magic Daiso Mandarin Centre Chatswood is one of the many franchises from Daiso Japan, a chain of dollar stores that is the most famous of 100 Yen shops found in Japan. Daiso can indeed qualify as a dollar store but the similarity stops there. Unlike most dollar stores that chose to sell closeout items, factory surplus or secondhand items, Daiso offers only brand new product lines. That means that each time you purchase from Daiso Mandarin Centre Chatswood, the product you buy is guaranteed new – never been used, repaired or refurbished. But what about the quality? The unique thing about Daiso quality is that customers are always assured that while prices are so low, they do not need to be wary of the quality of the items they buy. Daiso sources many of its products from suppliers but they have stringent requirements regarding the quality. If a product does not pass their quality specifications, it does not get sold at any of the stores. Daiso also helps keep quality up by designing and producing their own brand of goods, all produced using the Daiso standard of quality. How does Daiso keep prices so low? As mentioned, the products outsourced by Daiso are imported, so suppliers and producers are chosen carefully not just for the quality of their items but also for their prices. Plus, they also supply hundreds of their stores from these producers so they can readily keep prices at affordable levels by purchasing in bulk. With the high volume, the company is always assured that prices are kept at manageable levels. It also helps that since the company purchases directly from sellers, they do away with markups from middlemen. Whatever savings they get from these then gets passed on to customers. And of course, there’s the variety. Daiso Mandarin Centre Chatswood, like the hundreds of Daiso stores around the world, offers a wide range of products from kitchenware to personal care to gardening to arts and crafts. And yes, for customers looking for Japanese products such as chopsticks, bowls, dolls, fans and decorative items at bargain basement prices, there’s no other store that can meet their needs but Daiso.