10 Tips for Online Shopping for Your Big Day

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Managing Wedding, Wedding tips |

online wedding ShoppingPlanning weddings can be expensive as well as time-consuming. Today’s facility of online shopping saves you considerable amount of both – money and time. You are free to shop at any time of the day and without having to leave the comfort of your own home. Sounds great! Indeed it is, barring you take care of some things which can make your online wedding shopping experience as smooth and pleasurable as you think of it.

1. Seller from Your Own Country

Though it is possible to order from anywhere in the world with online shopping, it is often easier and faster to order from sellers from your own country. This is because ordering from overseas sellers may cost you additional amounts such as import duties. So also, if you are going to order from an overseas seller, you should also keep aside plenty of time before the special day because delivery can take a longer time. And in case, you need to do any alterations after the delivery arrives, a seller in your own country is always convenient regarding saving time.

2. Contact Details

While shopping from an online store, check if they have any business numbers and other contact details, so that in case of any problem you can contact them.

3. Reviews and Testimonials

Always check the sellers’ websites for reviews and testimonials from other buyers.

4. Tracking the Delivery

Check the expected delivery time and if it doesn’t arrive in that timeframe, contact the seller immediately. Most sellers give you tracking number which helps you check where your delivery is.

5. Checking the Total Cost

Check the total cost. Check whether taxes are additional to the quoted price. Also postage price, particularly regarding orders from overseas countries, should be checked.

6. Refund Policy

Check the refund policy of the store carefully. Check if you can return the item for credit or refund it if it is not to your liking. Often pictures on the websites cannot give you an exact idea of the item and when it arrives, you may not like it. In that case, you may want to return it but have to pay the postage for both ways and also may have to pay a restocking fee.

7. Safe Payment Method

Choose a secure payment method. Paypal is a popular and safe payment method. Others are Skrill, Alertpay and more. If you are paying through your credit card, ensure that the seller has a safe payment process.

8. Maintain Records

Maintain all the records of your purchase like emails and payment receipts. This should come in handy in case you have any problem.

9. Keep Away from Scams

Beware of scams. Never click links from emails and of course don’t share passwords from links through emails.

10. Too Good To Be True – Probably it is Really Good!

Shopping online for your wedding has a number of benefits. Online stores offer you a huge selection of wedding items right at your fingertips. You can share them with your friends, relatives and family members immediately and take their opinion. You can easily shop around online for a great bargain and also can compare prices sold by different stores, then and there itself. You can also take as much time you want to scrutinize an item with no salesperson watching over you. So, if you follow some common precautions, your online shopping experience for your special day can be really special.

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