Online Shopping Guide


shopping guide

In present scenario, online shopping is more than just a growing trend.  Today, it is regarded as one of the most reliable and convenient methods to find products at relatively reasonable price. Online stores often offer the best discounts on their product, and many even offer free shipping. This makes shopping online a quick and easy way to buy what you need, if you shop safely.

Given below are some important tips to guide you in online Shopping –

Initial Prices – There are some of the top and popular shopping sites like Flipkart,EBay,Homeshop 18, Jabong, Infibeam, and many more on the internet. Beside this, there are other Indian shopping sites which are new and are slowly gaining recognition. The best way to determine whether the site is genuine or not, is to check its physical address and phone number.

Also, check out for forums wherein people are giving reviews about shopping on that particular site.  It is very important to search for a trusted site where you can be happy and satisfied customer of that site. In some cases, the service offered by site could be slow and extremely unsatisfying, with distresses like delivering a wrong product or may be delay in shipping.  Therefore, it is very significant to browse thoroughly and read consumer reviews of online shoppers before purchasing anything from a site. Since everything is available online,one has to be careful while making any kind of purchase. Online sites selling apparel or shoes always have a size chart that will help you determine your actual size. Also, read about their return policy of sites before purchasing.

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Compare prices

Before purchasing anything online always compare the prices by checking the product on multiple sites, for more options or further discounts etc.  Also, there are number of price comparison sites online that play a major role in making your task easier by comparing the prices of products online and show you the site offering you the best deal. Check on the internet for the top sites that let you compare prices of a product and reveal the best deal available.

Discounts & offersonline shopping sites help you avail lucrative offers and great discounts by using coupons offered by the site. The Internet is a wonderful place and there is space for just about everything, including sites which bring all these coupons collectively at a place. These sites provide valid and existing coupons which is beneficial for the customer. However, it is very important double check the date of validity of the coupon before using it. These coupons are available in the form of codes which you need to insert in the option before making the payment. Always check the terms and conditions before redeeming coupons as they come with a fine print. However, most of these coupons can be redeemed easily only on a specific amount.

Payment– Firstly, always double check the cart and all the details before entering the payment gateway. Remember, the site is usually collaborated with third party payment service, so make sure that the site begins with ‘https://’ where the ‘s’ stands for ‘secure’. There are many other modes of payment  that includes payment via Debit/Credit card, EMI options, Net Banking and even Cash on Delivery. It is suggested that you must opt for the Cash On Delivery option as it is safe. After making the payment,  be sure that you have signed out from your account.

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