As online shopping developing rapidly everyone wants to shop online rather than store. You can save your time and money. Interestingly, you can get some discount also. The competition among brands becomes more intense these days and a greater number of discounts waiting for the consumers to grab on. When you would like to shop, you can have a variety of choices and pick it with biggest discount.
After a comparison of many brands, you can buy more and save more. If you are looking to save more while shopping online follow the steps below. These simple tips will help you save more money than you could normally.
1. Clear your browser/shop incognito
Many Online shopping websites offer different pricing based on location, browsing history and past shopping. This means the sites will recognize you as an old customer and prices will change, offering discounts and rewards only to new customers.
The best way to getting charge lower price for a gadget is to erase your browser’s cookies, History and log out of your account. You can also try using your browser’s version of a “private” or “incognito” (Ctrl+Shift+N) window, so cookies aren’t saved during your search.
2. Visit free coupons / discount websites
You can find many websites giving free coupons for online shopping. Some of the wellknown websites such as CouponDunia, CouponzGuru, Greatbuyz, Free Shipping, GrabOn, and Oneindia offer coupons for on a wide range of products and Services.
3. Install cashback apps
This is yet another way to maximize savings while shopping. You just need yo download cashback apps such as Paytm,Future pay, Nearbuy, Tapzo and MagicPin. These not only allow you to shop on main online platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Jabong, E bay etc, but also offer coupons, discounts and other deals. Cashback will be credited to your wallet/ bank account within some specified time.
4. Add browser extensions on your browser
There are some browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox, such as BuyHatke, ShopSmart, AfterCoupon India and MakkhiChoose. These can scan for discounts and coupon codes and apply them before you check out on online shopping websites.
This means that you don’t have to check various online websites looking for discount coupons. Some of these extensions will offer price alerts and price comparison options too.
5. Abandon the shopping cart
A well-known strategy for getting discount/coupons while shopping online is to load the products you want in the ‘shopping cart’ and then leave the site without buying. This is referred to as ‘cart abandonment’ and most websites plagued by these pending sales.
Wait for an email reminder from the online website (flipkart, snapdeal) prompting you to complete the sale. This email may contain a discount code or coupon to push the customer to complete the sale process.
6. Track brands on social media, use apps
Another way you can get discounts is by following your favorite brands on social media. They have official pages on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter and put up flash sales or post alerts about discounts there before anywhere else.
7. Sign up for email alerts
Companies often send coupons to customers those on their email list. Some of these offers valid for single time and as expire date. If you sign up with many email addresses, you will get many unique coupon codes.
So, if you sign up with different online websites. You can compare deals (Price) and complete your cart.
8. Shop with Credit/Debit Cards
Credit card companies and retailers encourage online shopping by providing cashbacks and discounts for its users. You can avail these discounts on popular sites like Amazon, Bookmyshow, and Flipkart etc.
9. Price-drop refunds
If you make a purchase and later you find that the price has decreased. In this case, some stores will issue you a refund for the price difference provided you have contacted them within a certain number of days.
For example, the items sold and shipped by Amazon. If the price has been dropped contact the company within seven calendar days of the delivery date and they will initiate the refund the margin amount.
10. Wait for season sale
This is another best way to get discount on your purchases. Many brands offer special sale during season like Black Friday, Cyber Monday. In India you can get many offers during Dushera, Deewali, and Christmas events. Just wait for the right season and fulfill your shopping needs.
By using these tricks you don’t have to wait around for sales. Just follow the tips above so that you save on almost anything you purchase online from groceries to booking flights online.
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