Do you know 44% shoppers give up paying over their odds during online shopping that could be saved. Here are the 10 amazing tips to save money in online shopping.
Do you think you shopping online clever & smarter way? Well, after reading this article till end, I think you will recall this thought. I know many people just like me loves to shop online. Within past few years the whole shopping criteria has dramatically changed. There is huge surge in the number of people buying online in India.
With online shopping you not only enjoy great shopping experience in cities but also in rural areas in India. You would be surprised to know that most of the e-commerce giants have now tied up with Indian Post as their delivery and logistics partner. Just to add quick amazing fact to your brain that Indian Postal Service has over 155000 post offices, out of which 89.86% are located in rural areas and 10.12 % in urban areas. So, you can now understand how this move will dramatically change the way India do shopping in coming years.
Instead of going and searching markets for various products, online shopping websites provides a common roof from where you can buy products ranging from electronics, apparels, footwear, beauty products, accessories, etc. This not only saves your time but also you need not to go anywhere, just order products while sitting at your home or offices.
Why we go for online shopping? The answer is simple we get loads of discounts that we hardly get when we buy from retail stores. Well, I know you already know lots of tips to save money in online shopping, still you are not able to take the full advantage of the discounts. So, today I am sharing with you shopping tips that enables you to save money while doing online shopping
Tips To Save Money in Online Shopping
1. Make extra efforts for searching coupons
This is the most basic thing that you need to do when you are doing online purchases from an online store. Coupons are provided by sellers only. They see coupon as the best way to attract the customers and persuade the customers to buy the products. There is a huge competition online. Every online portal tries to attract more visitors in their kitty. So, they offer great deals in return. You can find the coupons either on the shopping website itself or on the coupon websites. Some of the coupon websites are CouponDunia.in and CouponRaja.com
I personally follow the same procedure and has received discount in the price up to 10 to 15 per cent. Some online shopping sites also offers discounts such as buy items of Rs. 1,999 and take 20 % discount.
2. Use Specific Debit and Credit Card to get cashback
Now Indian shopping sites also offers discounts when you use a specific debit or credit card to pay off. In this method, banks tie up with the online stores so that most of the payments go through their channels. Banks do this for marketing purpose or to increase the sale of a specific debit or credit card.
For example – In Flipkart’s Big Billion Day sale, Flipkart tied up with SBI and offered 10% discount when customer pays using SBI debit card.
3. Wait for Special Day such as End of Season Sale, Diwali or New Year
Shopping websites provides special discounts on the occasion such as Diwali, New Year Eve and End of Season sale etc. For example, Amazon has started 3 days ‘Great Indian Sale’ where Amazon was selling product at very cheap price. When it comes to Diwali, people buy heavy items especially electronics. Your favorite shopping sites also provide heavy discounts on such occasions. As there is cut throat competition among the popular shopping sites, one can also get good deals.
4. Use Comparison shopping engines to get product at cheapest price
There are several comparison shopping site available over internet such as mysmartprice.com, junglee.com, etc. where one can compare the price of a particular product at a single place. Buy from the website which offers your product at the cheapest price. In addition to this, you can also compare the products on the the basis of sellers rating, delivery time and return and refund schemes.
5. Set Price Alerts
If you are looking a product but you think that the price is quite high and above your budget, just set the price alerts. Whenever the price will drop, a message will be sent to the registered email. One of the most effective tool for knowing the drop in prices is price tracker.
For example, you want to buy a dress costing Rs. 700 but you think that the price will fall to say 500. Just set your price limit on 500. Whenever the price will touch your limit, you will receive an email.
6. Put items in your cart and leave it for few days
This saving tip works only with some of the websites not all. Just add all the items that you want to purchase and leave it there without signing out. The shopping portal will remind you again and again about the the items in your cart. This is the biggest issue for the online portal as there product is locked and the payment is not made. This is known as shopping card abandoned.
According to a report, out of 100 products only 30 products are purchased. So in order to complete their pending sales, they time to time remind the customers as well as provide discount in order to complete the pending sales.
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7. Use Wallets like Paytm, mobikwik and payumoney
Another tip to save money in online shopping is using e – wallet along with the coupons. Even if you do not get any discount, you get some cash back. For example if you book movie ticket from bookmyshow.com you get additional discount.
8. Use different email iD for shopping
All the credible shopping sites offers some kind of discount for new users. For example – Myntra offers free delivery for the first time to new user. In addition to this, in credible shopping sites like Ola cabs and Foodpanda you get huge discounts if you are a new user. However, it is quite unrealistic because for every new email, you need a new phone number. So, if in your home there are five members you can atleast enjoy the offers of new user five times.
9. Offers and Deal pages
Most of the Indian shopping sites has its own offer or deal page which results in saving money in online shopping. For example, Snapdeal and Flipkart comes with Deals of the day concept. On deals of the day page, you can see products that are available on discount on daily basis.
10. Compare with Offline stores
There is website known as pricebaba.com which shows the prices of the product that are either not available online or those product where you are not getting at any discount. Check the MRP of the product in various offline stores and purchase from where it suits you.
So, follow these shopping tips and get amazing discounts and offers while doing online shopping in India.