Hey everyone! I’m back with another post.
This time, I’m going to be talking about online shopping. I love online shopping and I’ve been shopping online for 4 years now. I have shopped at stores during these 4 years a few times, for Diwali or some occasion, but majority of the time I’m shopping online. It’s just more convenient for my family. Having 5 members in your family means a LONG day of shopping. Each one of us try on so many clothes and waste so much time and energy running around for the correct size and arguing when we don’t get what we want. What could be the solution to this problem? Online shopping of course!
It is the year 2016 and you can find all kinds of things on the internet. Fashion (clothes, fashion accessories, cosmetics) tops the ecommerce category list, in second place we have mobiles and tablets, followed by consumer electronics, books (yes books!), movie tickets (well of course), baby products, groceries, food delivery/take away (so convenient on a lazy Sunday or just any day), home furnishings and at last place we have jewelry. If you are reading this post then you’ve probably tried buying something off the internet at least once. I say this because not everyone can or wants to shop online, for various reasons. So all this being said I’m going to give you a few tips on where and how to shop online.
- Shop from familiar or well-known websites like Amazon, Flipkart, Jabong, Myntra, Forever 21 (The server is down at the moment), Purplle, Nykaa and Koovs.
This is for anybody living in India. If you’re living abroad then you can still shop from Amazon and Forever 21. Aliexpress and Gmarket ship worldwide but I’d suggest you either, ask around or just use google. Google is helpful guys 😛
Links to these websites –
- Guys, ALWAYS look for the lock icon. It will either be right next the URL or in the status bar at the bottom of your web browser. The lock on a website means that this website is secured. In simple words they aren’t going to scam you. The websites I’ve mentioned above are all secure but If you are shopping from a website which is unknown to you then I’d suggest you look for the lock/padlock icon.
If you want to know more about the lock icon you can refer to this link –
- The payment mode – if you plan on using your credit card or debit card, just be careful by not giving out unnecessary details. Nobody needs your social security number or birth date. Your friends and family already know your birth date. Facebook keeps them updated 😛
Some websites give you the cash on delivery option. This could be convenient for some but a hassle for others. But to be on the safe side I always go for the Cash On Delivery (COD) option.
- Sales are everyone’s best friend. Buying a Vero Moda shirt for 900 Rupees when it’s actual price is 1700 Rupees or Black jeans from Mango for 1000 Rupees when it’s actual price is 2000 Rupees, it’s like hitting the jackpot people. I love my branded clothes but they’re expensive as hell. So I buy something on sale or I just buy an item that isn’t branded but is appealing to me. Honestly, nobody is going to ask you what brand you’re wearing and nobody CARES how much you spent on a shirt or a pair of shoes. Get over yourself xD
But I will tell you to be careful when you buy something that is on sale for an unbelievable price. For example – When a website, even a popular website like Amazon, puts up a sale like buy 3 for 999 Rupees, DO NOT GET TEMPTED MY FRIENDS. It’s common sense to know that they’re getting rid of stuff that isn’t selling well. Why doesn’t a product sell well? Bad reviews, bad quality or an unknown seller. I always stay away from these deals. This is my opinion but if you do want to try this deal on any website then go ahead. It’s totally up to you.
If you got to the end of this post THANK YOU SO MUCH for using your time on reading what I’ve worked hard on 😀
I hope you had a good read and my post was helpful. Looking forward to your feedback!
Until next time. Bye guys! 😀