The online shopping industry in world is fast growing business not only in the larger metros but also in the smaller cities. 71% people believe they will get a better deal online than in stores. The recent advancements in technology making people to use internet extensively and even making them to purchase products through online shopping. We wanted to give some useful online shopping hacks you must try.
Here are the few
1.Google the Product Name
Simply search the product you want to buy on Google. Then you will see ads coming up in your browser based on your search. There is a high chance that you will be offered discounted prices.
Add to Cart/Add to wishlist
Whenever you want to buy some product, first you need to add it into your cart. Or add it in your wishlist. Then portals start sending you offers related to that particular product to your email. Try this and Enjoy.
Check Bank offers
Nowadays most of the e-commerce companies have tie-ups with banks. They will provide cash back if we make payment through their debit/credit cards.
Have a look at Cashback websites
Such cashback sites also help you in segregating offers according to stores and categories, thus making shopping a lot more convenient for you
Use Price Compare websites
Before you want to buy something online you need to go through price comparison websites for comparing the various prices offered by different online stores for the same product. They will show you price of the product in each store including offers.
These things save lot of your time.
It is an awesome plugin to compare the products across online stores. It also has feature that if you have are checking a product in one portal, but the same product available at lower price in different portal, it will give you pop-up to guide you.
One another feature of this tool is it will keep track of chosen products and indicate us as a browser notification as and when price of the product dropped.
It also shows you the graph of the price over time and also tells you whether you can buy now or can wait for a week to get the price dropped.
Link for chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/buyhatke/jaehkpjddfdgiiefcnhahapilbejohhj?hl=en
The following facebook page and youtube channel run by prasad. Where he shares the information regarding indian consumers. Sometimes he will show the two products and compare it with each other and discusses pros and cons.
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/urindianconsumer
He regularly shares tips & tricks related to shopping. Following video is one of the reviews from ‘urindianconsumer’ youtube channel on comparing various headphones.
Make best use of return policies
Most of the online shopping portals offer free shipping if you make a certain amount of purchase. In those cases you need to order enough products to meet free shipping criteria. After delivery you can return whatever you don’t want.
- Seller and Store ratings
- Compare price with offline price
- Pay through Credit card instead of Debitcard
- Follow social media pages of the popular stores, subscribe their newsletter