Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Great Tips for Shopping Online
As you can probably guess, I do a lot of online shopping. I'm one step away from being an bonafide online shopping adddict! I can spend hours browsing through the endless photos of tops, dresses, jackets, accessories, jewelry, beauty products, linens and everything in between.
What's better than shopping in your PJs in the comfort of your own home? Plus, online stores never close - they're always open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Thanks Kitty Vodka for inspiring me to write this piece. :-)
Do you shop online? If so, how often?
Check out some of my tips for an awesome online experience:
1. When you’re ready to buy something from a seller, make sure that the site is safe and legit. When you’re asked to provide payment information, the beginning of the website’s URL address should change from http to shttp or https, indicating that the purchase is encrypted or secured.
2. Google the words "promo codes" and the online store of your choice. There are bound to be great discounts on certain items, shipping, etc. found on websites such as: www.retailmenot.com and www.cashbaq.com.
3. Visit www.shopstyle.com if you're looking for a particular item. For instance, if you're on the hunt for a black, sleeveless, satin dress, this site will show all dresses fitting that description that's available on the web. It's a one-stop shop for all things fashion.
4. Be sure to read the online store's return, refund and shipping policy. Most are very accommodating and even come with prepaid return labels in case that "must-have" Alice & Olivia dress doesn't look quite as chic in-person.