What is "Off-Price" Retailing?

Who we are

Brand names for you, your family and your home for less. Every day. Our mission is to offer quality, fashionable, brand name and designer merchandise with retail prices that are generally 20%-60% below department and specialty store regular retail prices on comparable merchandise, every day. We’re able to offer these great values because of our flexible business model, our strong vendor relationships and our opportunistic buying strategies. TJX is not a discount store. We are all about getting great value on brand name merchandise and passing on the savings. That means we give our customers a combination of fashion, brand, quality and price!

Our customers know to buy something when they see it, because that item probably won't be there when they return. They love the thrill of the treasure hunt; and we provide plenty of treasures each week for you, your family and your home.

The Buy

Our stores are constantly changing as we offer a continual flow of fresh and rapidly changing merchandise. Each store receives three to four shipments of thousands of items each week.

We have Buyers all over the world sourcing from over 16,000 vendors in over 75 countries, so we can take advantage of many opportunities as they arise in the marketplace. One of the ways we buy is to take advantage of closeouts to get the best price on merchandise for our customers or occasionally department stores cancel orders. We can then buy those goods at a reduced price and sell them for less in our stores.

How we do it

With thousands of stores, we have a huge buying pencil. Our financial strength gives us the ability to pay vendors promptly, and we have a strong pool of experienced Buyers who see their work as more of an art than a science.

While other retailers' Buyers look for their merchandise at certain times of the year, our Buyers travel to the market frequently throughout the year. These frequent market trips allow us to buy close to need and be more informed about trends.

Also, because we're making deals close to when we need the merchandise, we're in a good position to negotiate with the vendor. Once we make a deal, it's done. We're tough on the price up front, but unlike other retailers, we generally don't come back asking to return unsold goods to the vendor or be given advertising allowances.

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TJX is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.