Who doesn’t love shopping? Like me, you must also be getting most of your stuff online. Back in 2012, we could only get a bunch of things online like some phones or clothes.
Times have changed and now we can get everything online. This includes – clothes, makeup, plants, seeds, toiletries, smartphones, laptops, desktops, etc. We can also book tickets (bus, flight, train), movie tickets and hotels.
There are many advantages when you decide to shop online. There are primarily 2 benefits – variety and home delivery.
Let’s say you step into a variety store and want to buy a wall clock. You can see 10 of them (or maximum 20). Whereas, when you step into an e-commerce store, you can see 100’s of them. You can also filter your searches based on pricing, theme, etc.
When you are shopping online, you save a lot of time. Moreover, if you are buying a bigger commodity, you will know it’s quite annoying to get it home. Plus, if you damage it, you have to bear it yourself. But, when you are shopping online, any damage while delivering the product is borne by the company. So, why not?
One important aspect of shopping is money. There are multiple ways to save money while shopping, especially online shopping. For example, Industry buying coupons are available around the year. Here are some simple money-saving tips while shopping online.
Simple Money Saving Tips While Shopping Online
Always use coupons. It’s very easy to use coupons. Companies that offer coupon discounts will have a small box for redeeming coupons before showing the final pay.
Coupons offer amazing offers. For online jewelry companies, you can get interesting discounts from coupons on making. Bigbasket coupons will get you a flat discount on final pricing. PayTM coupons give you x% discount on the final price.
In order to push the initiative of Digital India, online payments can get you really crazy deals. There are sites that actually give you up to 100% cashback on using certain Credit cards/Debit Cards. Net banking is also becoming highly popular these days as people use it in their lives to transfer and receive money as well.
India is a country with festivals every month. You can expect a massive sale from some of the other company every now and then. For example, a South Indian based company would give you heavy discounts during Onam and similar festivals. A company that’s based in Bengal would give you sale in April because it’s the time of Bengali New Year. Then North Indian based companies would give their sale during Navratri.
On a funny note, sometimes these e-commerce companies want to resonate with the other communities so you might see a North Indian company giving a sale during Onam. On the bright side, you are benefitted.
Also, there is a sale even when there is no festival. Like pre-GST Sale, End Of Reason sale, etc. These sales can get you many offers and discounts out of the blue.
Social Media is the best place on earth, besides heaven. You can set alert or See First for your favorite e-commerce company/companies. You will be the first one to know when they share an update. You can quickly buy your things in case of limited commodities or time or sale.
However, there are deals which the company does not endorse. If you get that update from your friend’s profile who bought it, what’s the harm?
Yes, the companies would use your email ID to flood your inbox and phone with messages and offers. But, you never know which offer you might need. We need to buy stuff for the house or ourselves every second or third day.
It’s easier not to forget the necessities when they are right in front of you in your inbox!
Moreover, signing up bonus is always a sweet welcome gift from the family. These bonuses are flat cashback, x % cash back or discount coupons from the company as welcome gifts.
BTW, if you get hold of some Flipkart coupons, feel free to ping me!
These were some of my simple money-saving tips while shopping online in India or anywhere. Do share yours with us too!