Tech has made certain aspects of parenting a little easier, like planning and shopping. With online shopping, you no longer have to always go on grocery runs, especially for those you buy in bulk.
Now, getting what you need is just a few clicks or taps away, any time of the day. It’s also easier to compare deals and prices instead of “canvassing” from store to store.
Online shopping can seem straightforward: scroll, click, add to cart, and checkout. But to be an astute shopper, you need to be more discerning. Consider these tips to make the most out of your online shopping experience:
1. Ensure that sellers are legitimate.
This one’s a given because there are indeed fake online shopping sites that will steal your personal information and your money. To ensure you’re on a safe and legitimate site, check the URL. If it ends with .net or .org, you might want to leave that site right away.
Also, make sure the website’s email addresses and contact numbers are working so you can quickly get in touch with them in case anything needs to be followed up.
2. Do your research.
Don’t get easily swayed by products that promise amazing results, especially if you haven’t tried them before. Open your search browser, look up product information, and ask your friends and acquaintances for feedback.
3. Take time to read the reviews.
Check if the seller has starred reviews and written testimonials from actual buyers. This way, you can get a sense of the quality of the product, sizing, seller’s attitude, and even shipping feedback.
4. Compare retailers for the best deal.
When you shop online, chances are, you’ll see different sellers selling the same products. To see which seller offers the best deal, use the “Sort by” option where you can filter the products by price, number of starred reviews, and other factors.
5. Use coupons.
Coupons and promo codes are a godsend for parents who are buying in bulk. Who doesn’t want to save while buying more? Online shopping websites regularly offer vouchers and coupons that you can input at checkout, so keep your eyes peeled for those.
6. Add to cart or wishlist to get price drop alerts.
When you see a product that you like but aren’t entirely sure about buying yet, you can click on “Add to cart” or “Wishlist” first. This simple trick allows you to save time, since you don’t have to look for it anymore once you decide to buy it, and money–some sites send email alerts when prices of items in your cart or wishlist drop.
7. Read the fine print.
Sometimes, deals can sound too good to be true. So remember to read all the details before buying anything. Check the expiration dates, condition of the item, and inclusions. Check the shipping fees, too. The product price may be right, but shipping fees can sometimes be expensive.
8. Plan major buys around seasonal sales.
Savvy online shoppers know when to shop for their major hauls. Wait for seasonal sales such as payday sales, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day, and anniversary sales to score significant discounts and promos. These sales come in handy, especially for fast-moving everyday household items such as bath products, diapers, and even formula milk.
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