Much of what I own I’ve ordered online, especially in the clothing and accessories department!
When I shop in store, I’m often distracted and overwhelmed by the large selection of items, but online, I feel like I can make better purchasing decisions and clearly browse for my needs and wants. After all, what’s better than shopping from the comfort of your own living room?
Still, online shopping requires a certain know-how and over the years, I’ve discovered some hacks that allow me to make the most of my online purchases.
Here are 5 tips to help you successfully shop online just like a personal stylist!
Consult the Size Chart
Wherever you’re shopping online, you should always consult a company’s size chart before placing your order. Sizes can vary immensely between brands and even between styles, and nothing sucks more than receiving an online order that doesn’t fit.
Track your package
Company’s often offer various shipping methods including express and standard shipping, and even in-store pick-up. Consider your shipping options if you’re shopping on a deadline. When possible, I always suggest shoppers choose express shipping with the option to track their package. That way, you’re sure never to lose a package and you’ll know exactly when it arrives.
Double check your order
It seems simple enough, but you always want to double check your order before finalizing it. Minor errors can easily lead you to select the wrong size or desired shipping method. Take your time to properly review your order, so you’re sure to get just what you love!
Look for Deals
Online is the best place to save! Stay in touch with the brands you love by following them on social media (Facebook and Instagram) and sign up to their newsletter. It’s the easiest way to stay in the know with discount codes, free shipping and the latest sale announcements.
Know the return policy
Just like sizing, return policies will differ from company to company. Since you’re not trying items on in-store or you might be testing out a new brand, it’s important to know their return policy. So, check it and you won’t regret it!
Do you know any online shopping tips that help you shop better?