Are you an online shopper?
If yes, then this article is for you.
Buying goods online has become common in modern society today. It makes it easier for consumers to buy things without having to physically head to the store. This means, we no longer have to drive, park, and pay at the counter which is quite of a hassle. All items purchased will also be delivered directly to the location of your choice over a set period of time. Online items are also often offered at lower prices than in physical stores.
However, all the facilities present still have some issues, especially in terms of security. We have certainly heard of several cases of fraud that have occurred which resulted in goods and money not being given to the buyer. But in fact, it can be prevented if you are proficient with the ins and outs of buying goods online.
LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT THE TIPS!
1. Choose a platform that has high security
Today, we have been presented with a variety of online sales platforms that house a number of attractive virtual stores. However, the implementation of the system on a platform actually plays a role in making transactions safer. A powerful system can provide better money management, in addition to preventing fraud issues from occurring.
Presently, several platforms namely Shoppe have provided their own wallet system to manage transactions between buyers and sellers. This makes a platform known as a middleman because they ‘hold’ the user’s money before it is given to the seller. When a consumer receives the goods purchased, then the money is released to the party who sells the goods. This could be one of the safer online shopping transfers.
The important thing in buying an item is definitely by making a price comparison. Whether buying at a physical store or online store, this can provide more savings by enjoying different prices reaching around tens or hundreds of ringgits. If you buy more than one unit, it can definitely give more savings even if it has a difference of around RM1.
When comparing prices, you can evaluate in terms of shipping costs and offers given through the goods. The price of a cheap item does not necessarily provide good value, as it may contain high shipping costs. Or a slightly higher price actually has better value, as it offers a number of free gifts that exceed the price of the item.
3.Check store ratings
When you find the item you want to buy, the first thing you need to do is to research the appraisal of the store. All you have to do is look at the rating numbers (on a scale of 1-5) and the rate at which the seller responds to the user’s message.
You can also read comments posted by other users to evaluate the delivery time and quality of the packaging of the goods.
4.Check the lowest valuation on the item to be purchased
If you are buying whether branded or non-branded goods, make sure you look at the lowest valuation first to ensure the authenticity of the goods.
Skilled users will comment with ‘1 star’ if the item are found to be counterfeit. This can also allow you to see the quality of delivery and service of the seller, if they do not provide good service.
5.View store policies such as guarantees or ‘return/refund’ policies
After finding the items you want to buy, be sure to read a number of policies specified by the seller or store. Make sure you know the period and type of warranty offered, especially involving electronic type items.
You can also ask the seller for a return policy or money back, if the goods do not meet the specifications of the goods you want to buy.
6.Use codes, coupons, or vouchers to reduce prices
If you do not have a payment mode that offers a discount, you can still use a special code to reduce the final price for the item you want to buy. These codes are usually given out through social media channels, so you can follow a number of these online sales accounts to get the latest discount codes.
Sometimes, the online store also will provide discount vouchers if your selected item exceeds their minimum offer price. You can also enjoy claim and use free shipping vouchers every month.