10 Online Shopping Tips to Save Money

10 Online Shopping Tips to Save Money

From the last 4-5 years, online shopping has caught on in a big way in India. At the time of the festival’s sales and offers, there are most people who love to purchase online. There are several shopping sales come in the festive season. So here we are providing some of the tips that will help save money at the time of the online shopping.

Check out these 10 best shopping tips that help you to save money:

1. Make a shopping list

Make a Shopping List

This is the starting tip when you are planning to buy something online. When you decide what you want to buy then it will help you to save a lot of time by the zeroing on the best offers for those products. If you are scrolling down around the different websites and the categories for the deals will waste your time.

2. Compare the prices of the product

Compare the prices of product

When you decide that what you want to but then you can able to check the various price comparison websites or even in the different extensions that will help you to let you compare the prices of the items across the different and the major shopping portals. Therefore at some of the websites, there are details of any of the additional offers from the banks/merchants which will able to help to save the money when you are shopping online. 

3. Check the fine print of the Cashback, discounts, coupon codes

Check the fine print of the Cashback, discounts, coupon codes

Nowadays most of the shopping websites have a partnership with the one or the more banks during the major online sales for the credit card or debit card.  The upfront discounts or the cashback or even some of the shopping portals provide EMI offers. Additionally here are some of the dedicated coupon sites which share some of their affiliate commission with you if the purchase is made with the help of the purchase is made via their website or the referral link. First, check the terms and the conditions when you are going to choose to avail those offers:

  • Prefer a discount which reduces the purchase price.
  • If some website is offering the cashback then know how much time it will take to be credited to your account/ card.
  • Try to check that the cashback will be credited to your wallet account with the help of the portal instead of your credit or debit card. 
  • There is always a difference in the discount and cashback value if the purchase is made on the shopping website or from their mobile app.
  • Explore that if there is more than one offer can be combined at the same time as discount and cashback.

4. Offers, cashback and reward points on your credit/debit card or wallet

Offers, cashback and reward points on your credit/debit card or wallet

Consequently, your bank may have some of the ongoing offers if you use it for your credit/ debit card during a certain period or above a particular amount per transaction. So this could be in the form of discounts, cashback, vouchers for the shopping, movie tickets, etc. Or it may be in the form of the bonus reward points.

5. Set the Price alerts

Set Price Alerts

Nowadays online shopping sites have different kinds of new features that help you to compare prices as well as you can able to set alerts for the products you are interested in. It will notify that when the price reaches that level. You can able to use the third party apps and the browser extensions for this too.  

6. Free Shipping

Free Shipping

When you are shopping then every rupee you saved counts. First, check that the product you are buying is shipped for the free or at the cost. Sometimes sites allow free delivery for their premium customers. As well as you can check whether the seller offers the product by tapping on the more offers from. This will also help to show that if a seller is displaying a lower purchase price but the higher delivery charge, canceling any actual cost advantage.

7. Online shopping communities

Online Shopping Community

There are some of the websites that displays deals across the shopping websites and it also has interactive forums where the members can able to share the deals and post the feedback on the products.

8. Leverage your social network and the friend’s circle

Leverage your social network and the friend’s circle

Nowadays each and every person is active on facebook and twitter. On the other hand, there are several pages and twitter handles that help to share interesting deals all the time. If you are already narrowed for the search for the specific product, ask about the opinion on social media or among your friend’s circle that can able to help you to validate your choice they may even suggest better or the lower-priced alternatives.

9. Do not forget to check the review of the product

Do not forget to check the review of the product

It is most important for you that what is working best for someone else could be a great deal-breaker for you. There are some of the fake reviews or irrelevant comments on some of the shopping sites. So try to read the reviews carefully to check if there is a genuine problem with the product.

10. Maybe there will always a better offer later

This is known by everyone that the price of the product keeps changing all the time. The point being if you really want to buy something immediately or not able to wait, as well as you are comfortable with the price then this is the time goes for it. Avoid the temptation to buy something because there is a deal or offer on it.   

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