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8 online shopping hacks you wish you knew earlier

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Online shopping is the easiest,most convenient and the most popular since internet was founded. Although there are some disadvantages we cannot deny that this has been successful because many individuals are looking for a wide variety of choices,great deals, cheap prices and online shopping is the best answer for that.

Can you remember the first thing you bought online? Or even the most recent item? Online shopping has become such a part of modern life that it’s hard to recall when it wasn’t an option in our lives.

No question, online shopping can be wonderful. The selection is unbounded, and delivery can be fast. But there are also plenty of ways to slip up when ordering online. Here are a fee ways to make sure that doesn’t happen.

1. Pick up from the store.

It’s an ideal way of saving money. If you can not get the price of your shopping to allow for free shipping or delivery, you can always ship to the nearest store close to you and pick up your items.

2. Follow your favorite store on social media.

Once in a while online stores have a discount or coupon for those that follow them on social media. Follow your favorite stores on social media to get all the deals, specials, coupons and more.

3. Directly ask for discounts.

Before purchasing an item ask if there’s a discount for the same product.

4. Beware of scammers!!!

Check if the site is secure. Check the company’s profile,business logo,customer’s review or ask a friend who can help you tell if the business is legit or not. Shop at a trusted site or account. Make sure anything you are buying doesn’t have a value you are not willing to lose.

5. Check shipping/ delivery terms.

Right now pick up mtaani has made things easier. At a fee of 100 Kenya shillings your item is delivered wherever you are. It is important that you check what the delivery terms are . When they do their deliveries? Charges applied?

6. Always trust your guts.

If you have doubts about a particular site don’t shop from it. If something is wrong but you don’t exactly know what keep off.

7. Don’t believe the sale hype.

Sometimes sites will inflate the starting price of an item to make it look like you are saving more money than you really are, so it’s up to you to do your due diligence and make sure the prices you are being given are accurate. Just put the item you’re interested in into your cart so you don’t lose it, and then do a quick Google search for the designer’s name and the type of product you are shopping for. You may find that the amazing deal you thought you were getting isn’t actually so great after all. You may even find that same item for less. I know it sounds tedious but it’s totally worth it.

8. Pay close attention to how a product is showcased online.

A crop top that exposes few inches of stomach on a model , might feel intimidatingly naked at first but depending on how tall you are, you may find that your midriff is barely exposed at all. Similarly, a midi skirt on the model will probably end up looking more like a maxi on you if you are short. Always ask the seller for size details before making a purchase.

I hope these tips help you have more positive and successful online shopping experiences.

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