Online shopping is a growing industry and it’s not hard to imagine that it may take over the whole of shopping in the future. Every minute, someone out there is scrolling through an online shop, purchasing, and/or waiting for their packages to arrive. I am an online shopper and seller too, I know the struggles of sending products and dealing with difficult customers (a major headache).
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I enjoy online shopping because of its many conveniences: you can relax at home while browsing your favorite online shop and you are worry-free of traffic, hot temperature, and deciding what to wear. In my experience as a virtual customer and merchant, here are some of my realizations in online shopping together with some tips to shopping smarter.

Tips and Tricks

1. Sale! Sale! Sale!

– Promos and sales are common among online shops like Lazada and Zalora, I am easily drawn in when I read a % off sign. I like that you get things for less but still get a great deal with their quality products. Keep your eye out for sales and coupon codes by subscribing to their newsletters for updates.

2. Keep your guard up.

– In Instagram, there are plenty of online sellers, you name it they’ve got it – shoes, bags, make-up products, toys, etc. Although a lot are legit sellers there are, sadly, a lot of scammers too. This happened to me once, I thought that the person I was transacting with was trusted, and foolish me was caught in a scammer’s trap and sent the money. I’ve waited for months but my order did not arrive, I also haven’t heard of the seller since. 🙁

3. You stumble upon great deals and rare opportunities

– Sometimes, you have to have proper timing to get the lowest discount and snag one-of-a-kind deals. I will also share a secret with you! It has never crossed my mind that I can earn from shopping online because that seemed to be impossible. But to my astonishment, there is actually a website where you can earn while shopping because at Shopback.ph, you can. What’s more – they solve the problem above as they ensure that all the stores they feature are trustworthy!

Here’s how to use Shopback:
a. After signing up, choose an online store from their menu. Make a successful transaction on any online store that is linked in ShopBack’s platform. (Check out the best deals here!)
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b. The online shop will gain from the purchase and will give a commission to ShopBack.
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c. Continue shopping.
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d. After that, ShopBack will return a cut of its commission back to the shopper (YOU)

4. Don’t get your hopes too high

– Secondhand products may look good in the photo but when you finally get it, you will realize that it has a lot of flaws and may even look completely different from the picture. Before sending your order form, always remember to ask the seller for more pictures of the item just to be sure.

5. Enjoy shopping!

– Shopping online may be scary for some but it is still a different platform. It’s a whole new experience when you shop online and for me it’s very exciting. You can find different things that you don’t normally find in your local malls.
These are some of my tips and tricks on how to be a smart shopper. I have learned a lot from my experience and one of these things is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money just to have fab clothes. Let your own style speak for yourself!
If you have other tips and tricks, feel free to comment them down below to help other sisters out 🙂 Thank you for reading! <3 <3 <3
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