Online shopping is fun but a consumer must also know some information before buying online so that everything will go smoothly. As what lifehack.org put it perfectly: There’s always something targeted we want and need online, and also there’s always someone, some date or event in which our present would perfectly fit the occasion. At the same time we try to buy only what we need, there are people who think that you need to take advantage of sales and discounts.
There are lots of discounts and deals available online so, here are some hacks that will help in your shopping time and save you some bucks at the same time:
1. Check corporations and companies with rewards programs.
And don’t just focus on those traditional clothing or electronic companies, sometimes other institutions that offer different services like transportation or accommodation (like Greyhound or Spirit airlines for example) tend to give special discounts while traveling, giving general rewards to members; discounts at hotels, restaurants, stores, theme parks, etc. and not only for transportation. You can be surprised when you realize all the rewards programs you can join.
2. Make sure to include your birth date at all times.
Sometimes we tend to lie about our personal information, but when you find a quality shopping site or platform it is important to be honest while registering and including your birth date on it. Many companies offer those famous “Birthday Freebies”; an easy way to get free stuff at least once a year.
3. Coupons alert!
It’s actually rare buying something online without first finding a coupon somewhere else. Look out for all discount coupons or codes you can get: email, newspapers, websites, social media, etc. Remember that many brands are much more approachable through social media than they are through traditional modes of communication. Because there’s no reason to pay more and waste opportunities.
4. Look for the best shopping websites.
There are millions of sites and it is hard to find the best ones; eCommerce worldwide has been increasing over the last years and it is hard to find the best price, free shipping, taxes, etc. Check those sites that offer international shopping, shipping and those who have lots of brands and quality stores. ShopAlike and ASOS for example, are shopping sites that stand out from the other ones.
5. Know happy hours and days.
You’re probably wondering, which day of the week should people shop online most? According to different eCommerce companies and previous studies, Monday mornings and Wednesdays are the best times for this activity. And of course, avoiding weekend days, Wednesdays and Thursdays are the most popular days for retailers to roll out sales and discount codes.
Mark is a daytime writer for Zapals (www.zapals.com), an internationally renowned global shopping website that offers extensive range of high quality products at the lowest prices for customers. Mark also helps consumers about the information they should know regarding new gadgets.