The previous generations, that had the habit of shopping offline, were prude & wise and knew how to save money on shopping. The means might have gone from offline to online, but you as a buyer, still need to have some tricks of the trade up your sleeves. We are giving you 7 ways in which you will be able to save money, even on online purchases.
Compare Before Purchase
Right from shopping apparel to shopping insurance policy, you can actually compare the price of a product, listed on different websites. There are many comparison websites that can help you select the online store that offers a particular product at the most effective price point. Comparing online prices is actually the very first step of the diligent buying process. You can also download browser extensions that can help you compare prices, effortlessly.
Set Your Limits
There are many online stores that let you set an alert for a particular product that you are interested in. When that particular product is listed on offer or is available on sale, you get a notification for the same. If you are in a position to post-pone your purchase, then you should do it because you might get the product at a discounted price point. Or you can use the 101 budgeting tips and keep an eye on your spending and save money to purchase the desired product.
Save on Shipping Cost
There is no more happiness (as far as online shopping is concerned) than saving money on shipping costs. Almost all the online stores/brand stores ship products for free if you buy products worth a specific amount. If you are shopping from an aggregator marketplace then you can also check out the list of sellers who are ready to ship products to your pin code, without charging you for delivery.
Coupons Codes & Promotional Offers are a Reality
You can check out some known coupon aggregator websites (I personally prefer CouponzGuru) and find the latest discount deals for the product or an online store that you want to shop from. You can also register your e-mail id with the coupons aggregator website to get exclusive coupon details on your email. The best part about these aggregator websites is that they make the process of claiming discounts on purchases, super simple.
Paying via Credit Cards Help
Getting discounts on your purchases is one thing but getting rewarded for your purchases is another feeling. You need to be mindful of the source of your payment when you shop online. There are debit cards, credit cards, etc that give great rewards if you make payment via these sources. You can check out the offers available with your bank and benefit from the same.
Make Right Use of Social Networking Websites
Every brand and online store out there uses Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc social sites to connect with people and promote their product. The brands and online stores keep issuing promotional offers and discount coupons on their social website pages, exclusively. You can also get connected with the social networking websites of all the brands/stores that you shop from, and benefit from the discount coupons.
There are many digital wallets that have taken over the payment mechanism of India. Some of the known digital wallets are Paytm, PayPal, PhonePe, Google Pay, etc. If you pay at any online store via these digital wallets, then more often than not, you will be eligible for cashback.