The Busy Woman’s Guide to Online Shopping

Because the best therapy is retail!

Shopping online now probably isn’t as novel as it used to be in the past. With the increasing number of online shops both local and overseas, shoppers now have access to a larger variety of goods, from electronics to books and designer brands.

However, the onslaught of online shops may have caused shopper’s fatigue even in the most ardent shopaholic – it just isn’t as exciting as it used to be. If you’re feeling like you can’t get the most out of your online shopping jaunts, here are some tips on how you can change the way you shop online!

  1. Sign up for the mailing lists of your favourite online shops

A common sales tactic employed by online shops these days is to allow shoppers on their mailing list to have exclusive access to “flash sales”, which are timed sales that showcase heavily discounted goods. It’s fastest fingers first, so it really pays off to check your email notifications.

Being on the mailing lists also ensures that you know about the next launch and when exactly to start camping online for those fresh fashion releases.

Some savvy shoppers out there even buy duplicates of hot-selling items to resell at a profit on other platforms like eBay or Carousell.

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  1. Give yourself a designer treat and do it the smart way

Got a promotion? Successfully completed an important project? Sealed a big deal? Or maybe you just want to reward yourself.

A designer goodie is one of the best ways to treat yourself or commemorate any happy occasion.

Even though buying from the boutique may make for a more luxurious shopping experience, you’ll definitely be paying full-price for that bag or pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing.

Buying designer goods online guarantees a lower price, even on the latest collections. There are many famous designer online shopping sites out there including The Outnet, Shopbop, Nordstrom, Bluefly and Net-a-Porter.

And if you’ve set your heart on an item, go ahead and purchase it through a cashback site like ShopBack which rewards shoppers with cashback for their online purchases. You’ll be able to accumulate more savings for big ticket items like branded bags so check out their Premium brands page this coming GSS season!

It’s always a good idea to bump up that amount in your shopping cart, especially if your girlfriends can help.

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  1. Combine shopping sprees with your girlfriends

It’s always a good idea to bump up that amount in your shopping cart, especially if your girlfriends can help. Many shopping sites offer a loyalty program to customers who shop frequently and spend more. Being a loyal shopper means enjoying shopping perks like high-tier sales or early access to exclusive collections. Round up your fellow LadyBosses for a strategic shopping spree.

  1. Buy toiletries online for maximum savings and convenience

Tired of lugging home bottles of shampoo and body wash? Too busy to pick up mundane items like toothpaste or cotton buds? Try shopping for your toiletries online! Both Watsons and Guardian offer an online shopping service where shoppers can have their items delivered to their home.

You won’t have to search for your items in the crowded shop after work or queue to pay anymore – just purchase everything you need online. There are also special online-exclusive deals that are not available in-store and these small savings can really add up! ShopBack has also partnered Guardian to offer shoppers more savings in the form of cashback so all LadyBosses out there can buy toiletries at the lowest price possible with zero fuss.

When shopping online, remember to protect yourself as a shopper and always give yourself an alternative way out.

  1. Buy from online shops with a good returns policy

Let’s face it: shopping online comes with its fair share of disappointments. Sometimes, a clothing item just doesn’t fit right, even if you’ve bought your usual size.

Other times, the colour isn’t what you previewed on the screen. And sometimes, selling them off online can be too much of a hassle.

When shopping online, remember to protect yourself as a shopper and always give yourself an alternative way out. You should be able to return anything that doesn’t live up to your expectations (tag attached and unworn, of course).

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