I am a huge fan of shopping online. There’s something about it that I just can’t resist easily. One thing for sure is the convenience it brings to shoppers. You won’t have to line up and wait longer at cashiers because making a payment is so handy as well. Most local shops accept bank deposits (usually via BDO and BPI), credit cards (my ePrepaid is very useful on this thing), and wire transfer though GCash or SmartMoney. No hassle, no sweat, no wasting of time. Second is the wide array of choices: from shoes to socks, from head to toe. Name it, online shops have it. I don’t recommend buying clothes online though because sizing can be so tricky. It can either make or break your body’s figure. But it’s really up to your preference. After all, you can always ask the seller of the exact measurement of the clothing. Third is the pool of good sellers. There are already a lot of entrepreneurs locally who are trusted by many, even celebrities, because of their nice reputation on the web. Most sellers I know have Facebook and Instagram accounts. While some have their own websites like Lazada and Zalora.
While it is very easy to shop online, it is also very important to keep these few reminder in mind to avoid unsuccessful transactions before digging in to the world of online shopping.
- Do a background check. Search for seller’s name/name of the shop. Ask your online friends if they’ve already had a transaction with that seller.
- Ask questions. Ask those which are not posted. Sellers actually hate it when the answer to your question is already there-in big, bold font.
- Check the seller’s customer feedback. Does the seller ship fast? Does she describe the item as it is?
- Read the shop’s term and conditions/how to buy/frequently asked questions. Does the seller accept returns and exchanges? Does this seller accept the payment method you prefer? This will all save your both of your time.
That’s basically it. Now you just wait for your item to arrive at your doorsteps in a 24-48 hours. And while you’re at it, invite your friends to come over your place to try binguez together, over ice cream and pizza perhaps?