Online shopping is therapeutic. You can browse for endless hours on multiple websites while sitting at home. But it isn’t fun when the fruits of your labor arrive, and they’re not the right size, right? So to help you out with this process, here are five tips to help you ensure that your online shopping is successful:
1. Always check the size charts
Every retailer sizes clothes differently. You may be a Size 8 at one retailer but a Size 10 at another. Hence, it’s always better to make sure that you compare the size of your bust, hips, and waist to the store’s sizing chart. In most cases, there’s a link right next to the item you want to buy.
2. Keep a list of sizes you typically wear
If you frequently visit a particular store (brick-and-mortar or online), it’s a good practice to keep a list of the sizes you wear on your phone and computer. That way, if you come across a cute dress, you can ensure that it’s your size.
3. Always read customer reviews
Almost all online stores have an area for shoppers to post their reviews. Before you buy that item, make sure you know the consensus about how the item fits and looks.
4. Read the online return policy
You finally got your item, but it’s not the right size. Now you want to replace it. Under normal circumstances, you’d return it over the weekend, but you forgot. So you missed the deadline. Hence, it’s always good to ask for the return policies before you take your credit card out.
5. Add to the cart
You found the perfect pair of earrings, but they’re currently out of your budget. Here’s what you can do: create an online profile with the retailer, and add the item to your cart (if you don’t mind waiting for a few days). All online retailers keep track of your shopping activity, so they might just ping you if there’s a discount available on the earrings.