Knowing How to Save When You Do Online Shopping

online shoppingOver the past several years, online shopping has really expanded. At one time, it seemed that only tech-savvy, young people were the ones making online purchases, but as more and more people have started using the Internet, including your grandmother, it appears almost everyone is making a purchase via the Internet. Why has Internet shopping exploded? Well, mostly it’s because you can save a ton of money by shopping online. In fact, let’s take a quick look at some tips for saving money when shopping online.

Use Social Media

There’s a good chance that you already have at least one social media profile, and whether it be on Google+, Facebook or Twitter, you need to be following your favorite brands. Retailers often give away valuable coupons on social media platforms, and when you follow your favorite ones, you can rest assured you’ll always be able to take advantage of the best deals they have to offer.

Let a Browser Extension Save You Money

Sure, you could spend all day looking for online coupon codes, but who has time for that? Thankfully, with a browser extension, such as Honey, you can put items in your cart from any online site, hit the Find Savings button, and if there are any discounts that apply to the purchase you’re making, they will be automatically applied.

Always Use a Shopping Comparison Tool

One of the best reasons to shop online is because you can easily compare prices on products and services to those being offered by other companies and sites. No matter the item you’re wanting to purchase, always make sure you do a quick price comparison; this will ensure you’re getting the lowest price possible.

Consider Buying Used

Sometimes buying used on the Internet is just like buying new. Take for example eBay, there are many items listed on this site that are “used” but are still “like new.” You’ll be very surprised at just how much money you can save when you buy something that is “like new.” Take for example a new pair of tennis shoes that normally sell for $150. On eBay, you’ll likely be able to find them for well below $100.

The Internet is full of places to save money. And although making an online purchase is quick and simple, make sure to take your time and compare products, and most importantly, always purchase from an online retailer that you trust.

~Whitney W. 

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