July 15, 2020
Perhaps your grandparents or parents used to go to brick-and-mortar buildings to purchase various items, such as food and clothing. But, in this Internet-driven world, we live in, shopping online is the way to go, especially those who work from home. Not only that – think of the fuel you save and the heavy traffic you can avoid. During the lockdown period, it makes it even more imperative that you should buy online, as you are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible. Online shopping has been allowed since the lifting of lockdown level 4.
Let’s look at some tips on how to shop online and get those best deals you have been looking for recently.
It can become somewhat tricky when starting online shopping, as there are so many shops to visit. It is best to get some perspective and make up a list of your most well-known and favourite shops.
It can be quite daunting if you don’t know where to start looking for the best deals for specific items you may require. Price comparison sites such as PriceCheck.co.za will help you in this regard. You can select the item you want on the website, and then compare its price across many shops.
Careful planning is essential, especially during the lockdown. Your shipping or delivery times may well be displayed on the site as being quick, but during the lockdown, many stores are operating with a skeleton staff. You may have to take into account slightly longer shipping times. This is where the planning comes in. If you need a specific item by, for example, Thursday, don’t order it on the day. Make sure you order online in advance so that you won’t be disappointed.
Retail stores have specials on specific items nearly every day. Just be aware that not only are the attractive items quickly snapped up, but stocks may be limited. All the more reason to be quick to go online. Sign up for those newsletters that most online shops offer their customers and find out all about their special offers.
Your chain is only as strong as its weakest link, they say. There’s no point getting all those super bargains online, while your cyber safety is being compromised. Be suspicious of any new and unknown website where prices are ridiculously low. Remember to look out for the ‘padlock’ symbol in the website address, as this indicates that the site is secure.
Many online shops offer the option for you to pay with your credit card. Even though these sites may have recorded your credit card details from previous transactions, they must request your CVV number when making a purchase.
If you feel you are entirely out of your depth when it comes to shopping online, take heart. Contact customer care on the website, and a friendly agent will gladly assist you through it all.
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