We have all done shopping online at some point in our lives, there are so many perks that come with it and its convenience is significantly increasing daily for men and women alike.
You may believe that online purchases are unsafe or high-risk, and in some cases this is true, but ensuring you have done your homework and purchase from well-known brands you should be ok. See some tips here https://www.moneyhelper.org.uk/en/everyday-money/banking/shop-safely-online to make sure you are on the right track.
Life has become very much an online affair, technology is evolving faster than we can keep up, and suddenly the work week seems to be only 4 days long. And when we do go into the office we have deadlines up to our necks and finding time to head to the shops for a stroll seems to be a thing of the past.
So how do we know that we are safe online, let’s take a look at some of the top features to be aware of when making online purchases, and even more so because we are giving our card details and personal information.
Top 3 aspects to be aware of while surfing the net.
- Sizing. Although most companies and brands will have a sizing chart available to measure and guide you on what size to add to the basket, rarely do we know our exact cm measurements and base our item on previous purchases. Also, be aware of the country you are buying from as sizes vary between each.
- Variety. Strolling through the racks and seeing what’s available is easier than scrolling down and through 20 pages of images, it can be time-consuming and unless you know specifically what you are looking for then have a cup of tea ready before you begin your browsing session.
- Sales and promotions. In-store products usually offer a higher discount, some items are labeled on the day, certain discounts are applied depending on the day of the week and only for that particular day, and others are limited to purchases in the shop.
Unless you are online all day or you have subscribed to every store imaginable to be alerted of when sales will begin, you can hear about sales too late, or by the time you do find out the good stock has been snatched up and you are essentially left with ‘the crumbs.’ Try this link for ideas and tips on how to keep on top of those flashy sales signs and keep you up-to-date with the masses.
The obvious fact is that online is convenient and easier, so what makes us opt for click and collect over a pair of comfortable shoes and 2-coffee strolls.
The plus side of shopping online.
For many of us fighting through the crowds and standing in endlessly long queues is our worst nightmare, we might want to purchase discreet or what we consider embarrassing items, and online protects us from prying or judgmental eyes.
What’s great as well is the ease with which to send gifts, it gets delivered with a well-wishes card and you never have to leave the comfort of your home, win-win. The women’s attire online industry is one of the largest platforms on the net and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
A lot of people claim that when they are using their card online they have more control of how much and precisely which items they are thinking of buying, they are not as easily swayed by red stickers and promotional signboards and can hone in their spending habits.
A final thought.
At the end of the day not having to jump in the car, find a parking spot, and wait for a changing room cubicle is appealing in itself, but trying on clothes in the comfort of your home and with returns as easy as the purchase itself why would we want to shop any other way?
While browsing in one shop you may stumble across a different one you may not have heard of or considered before, and this way you get to browse a possible new favorite store with unique pieces to flaunt at the upcoming office party. Yes, please.