AfterSchool.com is a completely new way to shop for kids' favorite sports and activities. Whether they are into sports, outdoor recreation, dance or art, AfterSchool.com has the gear kids need. With over 35,000 products in one place, plus helpful tools like Age Filters, Gear Checklists and Gear Guides, you'll spend less time shopping, and more time cheering your kids on. And with free 2-day delivery on orders $35+ and free 365-day returns, getting kids ready to play has never been easier.
Our customizable Gear Finder helps you get your home team in gear by eliminating any guesswork, allowing you to filter results by sport, activity, gender and age. We coach you through the clutter, offering helpful checklists and a fun, fast, easy-to-navigate shopping experience.
At AfterSchool.com, we believe that getting involved - participating, trying your best and learning valuable lessons - makes kids winners. And when you enjoy watching your kids do something they love, knowing they've got the right gear to help them have fun, we consider that a win.
So whether you're shopping for ball players or ballerinas, we've got what you need. When it's time to get geared up for fun, AfterSchool.com delivers.
In 2005, best friends Marc and Vinit started Diapers.com with a simple idea - to make life easier for new parents. They worked nights and weekends and enlisted a friend with her own family to answer customer calls and fulfill orders from her suburban garage. But there was one huge obstacle: most major manufacturers wouldn't sell their products to a start-up. So, using their personal credit cards, they rented trucks and headed to wholesale stores up and down the Eastern Seaboard to buy diapers, wipes and formula in bulk.
Marc and Vinit opened a formal office in Montclair, New Jersey, in 2006, and the following year hired their first full-time employee. By 2009, the company was renamed Quidsi (meaning "what if" in Latin) to serve as an umbrella for all its sites. Over the course of just a few years, Quidsi had added Soap.com for health, beauty and household essentials; BeautyBar.com, a luxury beauty destination; Wag.com, a pet specialty site; YoYo.com for toys and games; Casa.com for décor and home products; Vine.com for green goods; AfterSchool.com for kids' sports and activities; Bookworm.com for children's books; and Look.com for kids' clothing. Customers now had a seamless way to shop for everything they needed with one shared cart and easy checkout.
Seattle-based Amazon purchased Quidsi in 2011, although the company operates independently out of New Jersey. Here's an idea of how far the company has come in such a short span of time: In 2006, Quidsi had two employees... in 2013, it will have more than a thousand. Quidsi continues to focus on customers and explore the next big thing, always asking, "What if?"
Learn more about Quidsi and its history.
Quidsi owns and operates Diapers.com (baby care), Soap.com (health, beauty and household essentials), BeautyBar.com (luxury beauty), Wag.com (pet products), YoYo.com (toys), Casa.com (home and houseware essentials), Vine.com (natural and organic goods), AfterSchool.com (kids' sports/activity gear), Bookworm.com (children's books) and Look.com (kids' clothing). Our customers enjoy a broad selection, free 1-2 day shipping on orders $35+, easy-to-navigate sites and award-winning service. At Quidsi (Latin for "what if"), we dare to think big and explore possibilities.