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October 15, 2020

4 mistakes to avoid when shopping for gifts online

By HampersWithBite

Shopping for gifts online is an effective way to save time and money. Browse hundreds of online stores from the comfort of your own home. With so much choice and little guidance, mistakes can be made. For a smooth online gift shopping experience, read below the common mistakes you might make.

With the holiday season almost knocking on our doors, you tend to rush to the market for gifts or rack the internet to find the best present. While online shops are the most convenient option, letting you choose anything from the comfort of your living room, it is also the reason for various problems like late deliveries and payment issues. That is why it is important to have the knowledge of each step you’re taking and every button you’re clicking. Have a look at some of the most common mistakes you make while shopping online.

NOT LOOKING AT ONLINE REVIEWS

No one wants to be left disappointed at Christmas. Disappointment in your online purchasing decision can be easily avoided by utilising customer reviews. Reviews are critical in every good decision-making process, especially when a product is being purchased online, and you are unable to make an accurate assessment in person. Reviews also ensure you don’t make the same mistake another customer as already made, as they say, knowledge is power. Reliable sites like Trustpilot are great tools to aid in any online purchase decisions. Ensure you look at the overall rating, and it is best to only look at reviews that are recent as issues that previously led to negative reviews may have been rectified by the company.

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FAILURE TO FIND A TRUSTED AND REPUTABLE SELLER

You shouldn’t trust any website right away. Many are just there to exploit your personal information and waste your time. So make sure to make the most of your shopping experience by checking out the social media profile and see if there are any customer posts. You can have an idea about whether the seller by reading comments to know what people have to say about them. This will give you the confidence to trust them with your information and money. You also get the idea of the company’s response, care and consideration for its customers, so you can choose to approach the seller that really cares for its clients.

COMPROMISING ON QUALITY

Buying products based on your budget is really important but you need to make sure that the quality is not compromised. Analyze how the characteristics of the products are valued at the overall price and choose the best option. This will give you the right product at an affordable price. Cheap items do not always promise quality and can be a huge disappointment once you receive them. Because gifts are supposed to reflect your emotions and if they come in poor quality, then it is a huge mistake. Try to bridge a balance between quality and affordability by checking out unboxing videos to show quality.

NOT DOUBLE CHECKING THE DELIVERY ADDRESS

One of the biggest mistakes is not putting the correct address on the website. That causes a lot of confusion for the buyer as well as the seller. That is why it is important to double-check every information before signing out. This is also important when you are sending your online gift to multiple addresses. Check out a how-to video below.

 

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