This post is for those who enjoys doing online shopping like me. Don’t get me wrong, It’s really nice to shop from the actual store where you are able to see, touch and try the actual item before buying it, however, we have to admit it that most of us enjoy the hassle-free of doing online shopping. Not to mention all the discounts offered online too!
Now, before you start buying online, you might want to take note of few things below:-
1. Create An Account.
Always create a proper and valid account to be entitled to the members’ special discount offered by the merchant. Plus, most of the online shopping sites like Lazada, Zalora and Hermo offers new members discount. That simply means you are able to get a certain percentage discount for your first purchase!
2. Subscribe to the newsletter.
I know it can be really annoying to see our email inbox flooded with the promotional newsletter. However, this is a way to be the FIRST to know the exclusive sales and also special discount codes from your favorite online shopping sites. Here’s a tip for you – only subscribe to your most favorite online shopping sites. Or, just create second email address for promotional emails/newsletters from online retailers!
3. FREE Shipping
Always stick to your favorite online shopping sites that offer FREE SHIPPING both ways and buy extras. Online shopping sites like Lazada and Zalora offers free shipping on most of their items; you can also enjoy free shipping when you buy 2 items. Tip: You can always do shopping spree with your family and friends to reach a certain amount to enjoy free shipping!
Never underestimate the “wishlist” and/or “add to favorite” button next to the items you’re looking at. By clicking any of these buttons, you will be surprised when you receive email update on the your wishlisted/favorited items goes on sales! Trust me, I’ve wishlisted quite a number of items and only buy it when they go on sale on Zalora! Not only you’ll get to bookmark your favorite items but also able to get it at a cheaper price!
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5. Abandon Your Shopping Cart
This may sound crazy to some of you, but if you haven’t realized it yet – shopping sites will send you a discount coupon code up to 15% for you to use if you wish to buy the items in your abandon cart.
6. Do Not Believe in SALE Hype
Be a smart shopper and do not easily fall for SALE hype! It’s important to double check on the original starting price whether they are the original starting price or inflated starting price. Some merchants inflate their starting price in order to create a bigger discount rate.
7. Do Price Comparison on Similar Items
Never ever settle for one price. If you’re shopping on e-commerce sites like Lazada and Qoo10, there’s a high chance for you to find the exact same items with various pricing set by different merchants. Merchant A may set higher pricing than merchant B for the same exact item. Tip: type the name of the item you wish to buy on the search button and click to see all the available items by various merchants.
8. Cheap is NOT always good.
It’s important to go through the reviews and feedbacks left by other shoppers. You are able to find out whether the service offer by the merchant is fast or slow; whether the items are genuine and better quality. You wouldn’t want to receive a defect product without proper assistance from the merchant.
9. Always Use the Filter Search Feature
It’s really fancy when you get to browse every single item on the website. Unless you have the all day time to browse everything or don’t mind spending more money on things that you don’t need, it’s always a great move by filling in the filter search to get ONLY the items that within your criteria – budget, sizes, colors, discount, etc. By doing this simple step, you’d be surprised how much you can save on both time and money!
10. Always check the model stats and sizing charts
When it come to fashion online shopping, we often heard of dissatisfaction of the products received due to the sizing issue. It’s really important to check the model stats and/or sizing charts before buying any particular size of the clothing. If you still unsure about the sizing, then it’s probably safe for you to shop on fashion shopping sites like Zalora and FashionValet as they do offers returns as long as the tag is still attached and unwashed within a certain period of time.
11. Follow Online Retailers on social media for promotion and discount codes
Follow your favorite brands and online retailers allow you to be the first to find out about their promotion updates and also special discount codes for their social media followers!
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12. Download the apps
E-commerce sites like Lazada and Zalora often give an extra special discount for in-app purchases. You might want to download these apps in your phone right now.
13. Pay attention to festive season sales/Black Friday/Cyber Monday
If you want an item but it’s not something you need it urgently, waitlist the item and wait for the festive season sales! Or maybe huge sale like Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale where you can save big bucks to get items that you wanted to get since forever!
14. Use Credit Cards for payment
Shopping online with a credit card is the way to go. Pay attention to your credit card promotion. Also, using a credit card also allow you to earn more points, I mean, if you’re going to pay for an item, you might as well get some of the money back.
15. Earn Cash Back for online purchases through Shopback
It may sound too good to be true, but with Shopback, you get to earn back certain amount of money from your online purchases! No kidding! Sign up an account on Shopback now! You are also able to grab tons of discount codes from Shopback too!
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