Online Shopping is fun for a lot of reasons. You can do it in your PJs. You can do it from anywhere. The selection is endless. Everything is delivered to your front door. The list goes on. Even still there are some “secrets” to finding the latest and greatest looks while not sacrificing quality or price.
First, you want to find a trustworthy site. Reviews are a great way to understand who has had positive or negative experiences with a piece or a company in general.
Second, what is the quality? Is the condition very good if it is pre-owned or made well to withstand wearing and washing? Is the designer or brand a reliable one?
Third, is the price point reasonable? Some websites over price and under deliver. The best way to determine if the price is right is to compare to other sites and pricing. Comparing reviews can be a very good resource for price to quality comparisons. If it is clear you are getting a good deal on a great in-style piece, go for it!
As a boutique owner I have to be very careful. Sometimes I purchase in bulk to bring home the best deals for my shoppers. I am very aware of the company or store I am buying from, their reviews and how soon it will arrive. I also subscribe to newsletters and Social Media pages so that when my favorite sites are having sales I am the first to know about them!
Online Shopping is especially beneficial around the holidays. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday are almost guaranteed to encourage deals & steals all over the online shopping world. After-Holiday sales are also great times to get great deals on normally more expensive items especially home décor! There is still nothing like being able to touch, try on and purchase clothing & accessories in a boutique, but for any Last Minute Lucy’s out there or just as a more convenient alternative, sometimes Online Shopping can be the best invention ever!
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