Online shopping, who doesn’t love it, right? Its so convenient, you can do it with the tips of your fingers and typically anywhere as long as you have a device connected to the internet. With the click of a button you can purchase a product and have it shipped to your house in 2 days (depending on the store).
YES PLEASE! That means you don’t have to go out and about if you don’t want to. I know i don’t want too, i enjoy the comfort of my own home. That’s why i love online shopping! Especially during the holidays! Do i have to get dressed? Nope! Do i have to leave my couch? Nope! Got my phone in hand and i’m good to shop lol!
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My favorite place for online shopping is Amazon Prime
I love Amazon Prime! Seriously i cannot get enough of it. Almost everything i buy is from Amazon, well except for groceries but i could buy those on there too if i wanted! C’mon, 2 day shipping, tons and tons of Movies and TV shows. I’ll watch something on Amazon Prime at least once a day and i also LOVE my Amazon Music!
My fiance got me the Echo Show by Amazon and OMG i am in love! My kids picture is my background, i can face time any one of my family members or friends that have an Amazon Show as well. I can ask Alexa when my next order is arriving. I can create playlist, download music, listen to the radio, watch videos and movies. There is SO MUCH that it can do, it’s just seriously the best thing ever.
I used to be an impulse shopper. Meaning i seen it, i liked the look of it, i bought it. Then i was disappointed in it and in myself for wasting money on something by pretty much “judging a book by its cover”. Sure i liked the look of it but it turned out to be a crappy product. I don’t like to do that anymore lol.
When online shopping i tend to look at 4 things (other than price of course). I recommend that you look at these things too! I don’t like to be disappointed when purchasing something online. That can be super frustrating!
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First and foremost look at the Product Description
What is the product description? Well, exactly what it says it is lol it gives a (hopefully) GOOD description of the product. By checking out the product description, your making sure this is the right product you were looking for. Compare it to the “other one” you had in mind too. Chances are they’re very similar but one probably has something the other one doesn’t.
For example, lets say you’re looking for the perfect gift for your soon to be 1 year old and you’ve come across a push toy. Now, what makes this push toy better than the other push toy you’ve been eyeballing? Well if you check the product description of both push toys, you’ll be able to make a easier decision.
If you’re unsure where to find it, normally you can scroll down a bit farther and it will be there.
Secondly, MAKE SURE you check the Dimensions
What are dimensions and why do you want to look at them? Dimensions are the shape so to speak. The length and width of the product, how big or small it is, this is an important one (well they are all important but still lol). This is why you don’t want to so call “judge a book by its cover”. You can’t just go based off of the picture, you want the dimensions!
Lets say you’re wanting to purchase a new rug because your youngsters have spilled, ripped, started pulling out the fabric and just flat out ruined it. So now it’s time for a new one, i mean that’s typically the reason why i rug shop lol. I’ve had plenty of rugs and my 5 yr old has had his fair share of spills and stains.
But, you don’t want to make the mistake of buying a nice beautiful rug for your living or dining area only for it to arrive and be a rug for a doll house! I’m sure you’d get a great laugh out of it (i know i would) but eventually be annoyed that you spent money on a rug for you daughters barbie dolls. LOL! Always check your dimensions so you know you’re getting the right size ESPECIALLY while online shopping.
Next, we’ll head on over to the Reviews
Reviews are important, because they’re actual people who have purchased the product and deemed it with the appropriate category that they felt fit. Typically items are ranked on a scale of 1 through 5 . With 1 being crappy and 5 being the best. I always look through the reviews and the more reviews their are the better! This means the product has been purchased and has been purchased a lot!
Now i wanna talk about the crappy reviews first. I ALWAYS look at the crappy reviews. I wanna know the reason it was a crappy buy and the reason it was a good buy. Lets be honest here, we need these crappy ass reviews. They show us why we may not want the product. It could be deceiving, poorly made, dangerous or just flat out CRAPPY! But the good thing about that is, is that we have people who have already purchased the so called crap-tastic piece. We need that kind of information! Sadly, it’s their loss and our gain when deciding to make a purchase!
We also want the good stuff! Did this product meet their standards? Was it made properly? Was it just simply amazing and they’re so happy they purchased it? That’s the GOOD information we want to see. That’s the stuff that makes us want the product even more! When online shopping you’re gonna want to buy the product that has MORE good reviews than bad. That’s a given!
Last but not least, let’s head down to the Q&A
Customer questions and answers. I like checking this section because maybe i have a question about the product and someone has already asked it and someone else has already answered it. Well hey, there’s a win a win. Just by reading through other people’s questions and the answers to them, may be a good indicator that you know yes you want this product or no you don’t want this product.
Someone else may have already asked a question that you probably wouldn’t of even thought about until after buying. Maybe that question could of made or break your purchase too.
All of these things you should check out before buying online to ensure you’re getting the best product that your looking for.
What are some of the other things you guys look for when online shopping? Leave a comment or shoot me an email and don’t forget to share the love 🙂