Who doesn’t love to shop online? It’s fast, easy and convenient. With the simple click of a button, you can have a new dress for that wedding next month or a new living room couch on its way to you immediately. However, online shopping can quickly spin out of control and become costly. How can you save money on online purchases?
Ebates is a site that is connected to thousands of different shops. When you go through Ebates and then search for the store, you’ll see how much money you can get back. After you make the purchase, a certain percentage is credited to your Ebates account. Ebates pays out that amount a few times per year.
Try to avoid paying full price for items online. At nearly every single website, you’ll notice a coupon code box on the checkout page. Google coupon codes for that particular site. Two of the popular coupon websites are Retail Me Not and Coupon Code. You might be able to receive a certain percentage off of your purchase or free shipping. Some of these coupon sites have reviews of the coupons, so you can see the success rate that other individuals have had.
Avoiding High Shipping Costs
One of the biggest problems associated with online shopping is the shipping cost. Even if the product is less expensive online than in the store, the shipping cost may make it rise. The next time you’re Christmas shopping, try to purchase all of the items from the same website so that you aren’t paying for shipping from multiple stores. When you spend over a certain amount, you may be eligible for free shipping. Check out Amazon Prime to see if you’re able to have a membership. For a reasonable yearly fee, you’ll have free two day shipping on a plethora of items.
Comparison shopping is extremely easy to do online. Once you have found an item that you like, simply pull up another page to see if you can find it for less money. When you comparison shop in stores, there is always the chance that the item will be gone before you return. However, that is very unlikely to happen online. Even if it does, there are often new shipments of items slated to come in shortly after they run out.
Buy in Bulk
Consider buying products in bulk when you make purchases online. For example, if you know you’re going to need 10 notebooks over the course of the school year, purchase all of them now. In addition to receiving a bulk rate, you have the chance to receive a reduced shipping rate because you are purchasing so many items at once.