For many, a little online retail therapy is just what they need to unwind and get their minds off the craziness of what’s happening in the world. The occasional shopping spree never hurt anyone.
Also, there’s nothing quite like the thrill and excitement of awaiting a package, no? Contrary to popular belief, you can still score good discounts and deals even when it’s not during the double- digit sale events like 8.8 or 11.11. If you’re new to the online shopping arena, here are some useful tips to keep in mind before filling up your cart:
Subscribe to newsletters
We know, we know. Newsletters can be annoying. But sometimes, one out of 10 unnecessary e-mails is a sweet promo code to get you shopping again. Subscribing is free anyway and deleting them is no hassle, so why not?
Download the app counterparts
Some brands and shopping platforms offer incentives for those who download their apps. With the app, you can also be alerted with sales right away. From time to time, they offer app-exclusive deals. Most apps are also optimized to make shopping easier and more convenient.
Wait it out
If it’s not something you need right away, wait for it to go on sale. Online stores tend to go through cycles faster than physical stores because inventories are updated more frequently—what’s regular-priced now might be on sale in three weeks to a month.