On listening to the term “shopping” itself can turn people smile, especially girls. Shopping is the biggest guilty pleasure of every person out there. You, me and everyone around us! However, shopping in winters seems the greatest task, which is when we think of shopping online.
Online shopping is the best way when you do not feel like leaving your couch and comfortably buy stuff as per your choices. Yes, this is exactly my norm for every winter season or lazy days. Plus, as per the researches as well, shoppers are more inclined towards online shopping only and there is a very less percentage of people who visit the physical stores for shopping.
Also, there are not many sales offers in normal markets in comparison to shopping done online. Another best thing about online shopping is that you can buy any kind of item, costumes that are not available outside. Every fashionable style is present here, be it the casual, glamourous one of the medieval ones.
While you are busy shopping, is there something that comes into your mind, for instance, purchasing stuff at lower prices, or on a discount? Well, before marching towards the payment gateway, everyone tries having a voucher or a special coupon for that. Since there are tons of options for discounts as well, it can be really difficult to search for the right one which does not even tears down your bag of money.
Now, let us read some of the coolest hacks for online shopping and avail of all the best offers.
1. Choose a specific day
Yes, this is completely true! It is essential to choose for the right day for shopping online as there are various deals on particular days like Wednesdays and Thursdays, and every day can differ depending upon the online shopping portal itself. Mainly, the retailers find Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday the right days for bringing out sales and numerous codes of discount.
2. Be straight-forward
Likewise in real life, there is no problem in being upfront or talking straight. As we enter an online website, a dialog box appears mentioning we can share any of our queries, in case any. With the appearance of a dialog box, feel free to ask about the latest discounts, special coupons or promo codes. You never know, one can get in touch with the deals and surprises that we might not even know before. So, why miss such offers? Better grab them and fulfill your shopping kitty.
3. Filter session
If there is something which is the most important task is putting up filters. With the usage of size filters, a lot of hassles can be avoided with the same. Sometimes an outfit we love is not available in our size, so it is better not to depress yourself with that because I know how painful it is shoppers! Also, this is the best method if you are looking for buying something for a specific event.
4. Free shipping
Make sure to stick to the websites that are rendering free shipping to the buyers through both the means and you are free to buy extras as well. One is free to purchase the same piece of stuff also in different sizes so that there can be an assurance of proper fitting. In case, you are looking out for returning the stuff back, then there will be no problem in that as you can freely send it back to the retailer itself, instead of doing it to the online website. Free shipping helps this way. Be aware of the return policies before making any type of purchase.
5. Credit over Debit
If you are really very particular for paying out your credit bill every month, then it would be great for using a credit card instead of a debit card while you are shopping online. This process takes very little time for refunding money from the credit card rather than a debit card.
6. Uncertainties lie everywhere
Yes, it is true that we are sometimes unsure about some of the items, so it is better to retain them in the cart itself. For leaving the item in the cart, all you need to do is leave the website without the completion of the purchase. You never know when the brands will surprise you with a special discount offer. The only thing you need to look out for is whether your account is logged in before closing or not. In case, your check out is as a “guest” then they will not be able to realize about getting in touch with you. It is better to ensure the process by clicking on the ok button for contacting the sales and discount offer during registration.
7. Shopping List
Shopping lists can be highly beneficial. The best reason for doing the same is that you can make way for your favorite item at a slightly lower price on some other website. Keeping your desired color, size choices can be a great help in the same process. Always try exploring different websites with your shopping list on the side.
8. Star them
If you are looking for the best thing and cannot afford it at the same time, so it is better to put it in your wish list which can be done by marking the star or heart. In the future, you will easily be able to know about sales and discounts on the same item. Most of the websites will drop you a text message, or send you a mail, or give you a notification from the application itself, in case there is any kind of flash sale or special vouchers on the item.
9. Score deals
There cannot be anything more interesting than buying the discounted gift cards present online as they are greatly helpful in many ways. All the items that you are fond of can be purchased easily at lesser prices with these discount cards. This is best especially for the time when you are buying stuff in bulk which means a whole load of shopping is done by you, it will help you with the best method of shopping in accordance with your pocket.
10. Beware of Sales
Yes, you heard it right! The overrated hype of sales can be destructive for us as well. Half of the time websites will manipulate the beginning price of the item and it turns for us consumers as a decent one. One thinks that our money is being saved, but little do we know that our money is rather being used excessively. Instead of purchasing the item, it is better to move it into your cart so that you can search for it later. Another hack for the same thing is to search for the product and the name of the designer of the item. Surprisingly, you may find it a better deal or know the reality of the sale.
11. A Keen Eye
Always make sure to have a keen eye on the stat of the models adorning the dresses online, as the same may not be the accurate size as you. Let’s say a crop top with huge inches of tummy on a fashion model of a 5’10 height can be bigger for you. The same can be with various other dresses as well. So, for avoiding such inconveniences, it is better to move towards keen observation on minute things before purchasing any dress.
12. Premium and Subscriptions
Well, like the tv shows websites are flourishing the audience with special subscriptions, the same way even the shopping websites are providing premium value to the customers with the premium packs. For instance, Amazon has special offers for the premium plan customers and they are free to avail of the free shipping. There is the presence of different fillers as well on several items. All you have got to do is apply those fillers and make way for the best!
Author Bio: Joe Hupp is a full-time Internet Marketer, author, public speaker, personal coach, Internet Marketing Consultant, and most importantly, a husband and a father. Joe has had a passion for medieval costumes and the renaissance period since he started going to renaissance fairs as a kid!