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Many brick and mortar stores are still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the stores that have reopened, many are unable to open parts of their stores, such as fitting rooms. That’s why many shoppers are turning to the internet, and why many businesses who operate online are booming.
Online shopping can save time and money. In many circumstances, brands carry more lines of clothing on their online shop compared to their in-person store. If you are used to trying on clothing before purchasing it, making the transition to online shopping can be difficult. In this article, we will outline the benefits of shopping online and the tricks for shopping successfully.
1: Check the Return Policy
If you are shopping online, make sure that you check the return policy on each product in your cart. The trick to shopping online is knowing that you have the option to get your money back if the product does not work for you. If you want to discover what new fashion trends work for you, make sure to order clothes that you are able to return.
2: Insert Your Email Address
Most brands offer between 10% and 15% off your total purchase when you supply them with your email address. Over time, this discount will save you tons of money! Not only will you be able to get an initial discount, most brands email you additional promotional codes when they see you have items that are left in your cart.
3: Get Creative
Many people are only willing to purchase a limited number of things online. In this day and age, you can expand your horizons if you are willing to do more online shopping. You can even get wedding rings online! Try shopping online for furniture, rugs, jewelry, and groceries to see if this new way of shopping works for you.
4: Read Reviews
Reading reviews is crucial when it comes to online shopping. Many consumers leave reviews of products. Some reviews even coincide with images showing the product being used in day to day life. Reviews are honest and usually depict the issues that you may see with the product in the future. Whether you are looking for a new favorite pair of shoes or a sofa, see what other buyers have to say about a product.
5: Push for Free Shipping
Many retailers offer free shipping on occasion, usually when you spend over a certain amount on your purchase. If standard shipping is looking like it may increase your cost incrementally, see if you can ship your products to one of the brick and mortar stores for free. If that is not an option, try waiting a week or two to see if the brand will email out a discount code for free shipping. Some websites (like Retail Me Not) compile promotional codes that are being offered by retailers. Consider seeing if a coupon site has any promotional codes that may apply to your purchase.
With so many options, shopping online can be difficult! Narrow down the products you are looking for so that you can search for them more thoroughly. Whether you are looking for furniture or clothing, many online retailers have affordable products due to the lack of overhead cost. By being creative and internet savvy, you can find great products at great prices!