Searching through racks of clothes and dealing with pushy salespeople can be daunting. Which is why shopping online is a great alternative. There are ways to shop online that can save you both time and money. Here are some of my tips on how to become a pro at online shopping.
Fitting Room Price Comparison
I find that shopping strictly at brick and mortar stores restricts you from taking advantage of fabulous online deals. If you spot an item at a store but your size is out of stock or if you have a hunch that it is available elsewhere for less, search this product on your phone right from the fitting room.
Many stores do not have a large selection of sale items, but online stores might and you could score BIG! This knowledge will also put you in a better bargaining position should you choose to buy it from the store you’re in.One trick I found helpful is using Hukkster.com. Just find the item you wish to buy, ‘hukk it’ and once it goes on sale you will be notified. Ah-mazing!
If you are a veteran online shopper, then you know that prices vary on the internet. If
you fall in love with something at one store, search for that item online and ask the store to match the lower price you find. More stores than you think offer such arrangements. Nordsdrom for one, is quite willing to match prices to get your business. This really is a win/win situation because you remain a loyal patron to the store and you leave feeling good about the price of your purchase.
The Perfect Fit
I know first-hand what it’s like to think that you’re one size, only to have your online purchase not fit. To avoid this, once you’ve placed your item in your shopping cart, google the designer’s size chart. Some designers tend make things smaller, others bigger or worse yet, have an odd fit. So be sure to read reviews on the item, when available.
“Discount Code,” Promo Code,” and “Coupon”
Never checkout from an online store without searching for their current online offers, first. This not only applies to boutiques, but to any e-commerce site. Some stores have 15% off first time purchase coupons, others offer free shipping. Very rarely will you encounter an online store without a promo offer out there. If you ask me, this is the added bonus to shopping online.
I am a huge fan of private sale sites and also love to shop on SHOP.COM where I get money back for purchasing items I would be buying anyway. Do you have any online shopping techniques that have worked for you?