The Smartest Ways to Shop Online

Even online shopping is disrupting its own niche! As such, the simplistic online shopping process that we know before is no longer the process that we know today. Today, there are many ways to buy that laptop that you are eyeing for the last two weekends and by ways we mean various tactics to minimize the cost. Smart, right?



1) Aggregators

Aggregators are websites that pool goods that are offered by various online stores. You simply have to search for the brand or the product and the site will display all the stores that offer such at the selling price. The best part is you can sort the product based the price (i.e. low to high, high to low). Once you click the store, you can view the ratings and review as well as the other goods that the store is selling. Thus, even if you are eyeing the lowest price store, you can still judge the credibility of the store based on the feedback of the previous customers.

2) Coupons

Coupons come handy when purchasing anything online. There are coupon websites that provide coupon codes to use when purchasing a particular product. Coupons can be printed, but the coupon codes can be used immediately. There is a downside for coupons obtained from aggregate coupon sites – they don't know half of the time. On the other hand, the online shops themselves offer coupon codes that buyers can use upon check out. Coupons on the stores are usually offered on a limited time and there is often a purchase requirement. However, you'd know that the coupon codes will work 100% of the time, provided that you meet the requirements.

3) Flash sales

Flash sales are the newest trend in online shopping. From its name, a flash sale is a fleeting sale; usually 24 hours or less. Some websites offer flash sales for only 1 or 2 hours at 60 to 90% discounts on specific products. The process is simple you just have to purchase the discounted goods on the specified period. For other sites, it can be more challenging wherein a buyer needs to be the first to checkout using a coupon code provide by the website. No other buyer can use the code except that person.

4) Cash backs

Cash backs are also offered by some online shops. With each purchase, the store offers cash backs in the form of store credits, points or gift cards that can be also used for the next purchase. A cash back can be anywhere from 1 to 25% of the purchase. The cash back rewards are redeemable when it reached a certain amount or level. Further, some branded online stores have a tie up with rebates aggregator sites where you may buy the product from the site instead of the branded store to earn rebates.

Online shopping is utterly convenient, but convenience doesn't necessarily equate with the lowest price. Hence, we actively seek ways on how we can stretch our dollar further. Above are just some of the best ways to find the best deals without breaking the bank.


Bravo is a blogger and a freelance writer. He currently blogs and writes for ALI, one of the largest property developer in the Philippines and owner of Glorietta,
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