Hey lovely people,
Welcome back to all things reviews and personal life experiences.
It feels like ages,since i last blogged, and its only been last Saturday when i woke up with my procrastination on another level.
Today’s blog is about tips&tricks to help you navigate and gauge your spending, when your online shopping . I know i know being a millennial and having cash ain’t always that easy, since we really get carried away with silly spending treats that are not necessary as much . ( ‘ guilty Me ‘ ).
TIPS AND TRICKS BEFORE PURCHASING ON SITE.
1 . SLEEP ON IT FIRST.
Before you regret on the buying of an item. Give yourself until overnight to think through on the item,ask yourself is it important to you?, why do you need it? and not why you want it.
This has really come in handy with gauging my online spending habits alot, and i mean alot. ( Remember the need matters most than the want. )
2 . DO RESEARCH ON WHAT YOU WANT TO BUY FIRST BEFORE PURCHASING IT.
Personally, ave had to learn the hard way on rushing into buying things and finding out later that the same thing cost cheaper on another site. Do enough research about what you want to buy before cashing on it, it saves alot on your dollar bill $$$.
3 . FOLLOWING YOUR FAVORITE BRAND OR STORE ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
Helps you get notifications on their ; Big annual sale!, Black Friday sale!,or for Discounts and Sales that are affordable and don’t have to make you feel like your robbing your bank account . lol!
4 . USE SERVICES THAT SEND YOU NOTIFICATIONS THE SECOND YOUR FAVORITES ARE ON STOCK.
This is by Allowing push – notifications on your phone from online shopping apps that you shop from e.g As for me Jumia.ke or Kilimall.ke . It makes it easier even for you to browse on what else is in stock.
5 . SIGN UP FOR BRAND AND STORE NEWSLETTERS TO GET ACCESS TO special discounts, one-time coupons and free shipping deals!.
As for the free shipping deals. Please be very CAREFUL, on what you sign up for since not most brands deliver shipment on time or deliver the goods as you ordered them.
6 . USE AS MANY COUPONS AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN.
Coupons save lots when your are able to find sales on products with coupon tags.
7 . LASTLY ALWAYS CHECK FOR SECURED ONLINE SHOPPING SITES TO AVOID FRAUD CASES.
How to know a sites secured:
- Look at the URL’S of the website. If it begins with ” https ” instead of ” http” it means the site is secured using an SSL Certificate. ( SSL Certificates secure all of your data as its passed from your browser to the websites server. ) Before a company gets an SSL Certificate it must go through a validation process.
- Look at the domain name e.g Cyber attackers misspell and purchase their own fraud domain name e.g amaz0n.com which looks exactly like amazon.com websites ( be keen enough to note. )
- Also look for Return Policies or Shipping Policies on sites, since most authentic online companies, have information on their return or shipping policies, when you search about them.
- Privacy Statement . This is very crucial if you use your ATM Card to transact an order. Make sure a site has a privacy statement, read through it to know that the site won’t share your information with a third party.
That’s it from me, thank you so so much, for the sweet comments you grace me with am humbled and Thank you ,thank you very much for your time.
Always remember to Start where you are, use what you have and do what you can “
If your reading this please like,follow and share what your tips and tricks are when it comes to online shopping ad love to learn more .
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