If you know how to save money when you shop online you will realise just how easy it can be. There are so many bargains out here just waiting for you to take advantage of them. So just how do you make these fantastic online savings?
Put items in your cart and the leave
This great little tip is only useful if you don’t need to have the item immediately, but if you’re in no great rush then this works very well. So the idea is to log on to your chosen online store and browse through the items you want, once you find the product you want to buy select it and put it in to your shopping cart. But don’t check out right away, the idea is to leave it in your cart for a few days. This is because the online stores will often notice that you added an item but didn’t complete the payment process. On more than one occasion I have left my item in the cart and received an email from the store to say that they had noticed I didn’t check out – the best part is that usually they will give you a little incentive such as a discount to make sure you complete your order. So, if you’re not in any particular rush, why not wait a few days to see if you’re offered anything to give you that push to buy.
Google is your friend
You might be on your favourite online store and find your product at what seems like a great price, but that doesn’t always mean it isn’t on offer somewhere else at a lower price. The easiest way to find these better offers is just to simply google the name of the product. So even if you think you’ve found the best deal out there it can often pay dividends if you take a few minutes to check out the other sites using the power of google.
Discount codes and vouchers
This sounds obvious, but you would be very surprised how many people do not take advantage of promo codes and vouchers. On nearly every site online the there will be an option to enter a discount or promo code, if there’s an option then this means that somewhere discounts are available. You can always google to see if these codes are available, they change from time to time, so you might not always find the right one at first. One thing that I think is a winner are the groupon vouchers you will find online, these vouchers give outrageous savings for so many online retailers.