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Five tips before getting into shopping spree this Christmas

Christmas Is All About Fun, Frolic, Greeting And Meeting Peoples, Carol Singing, And Shopping. But The Cash Crunch Post- Demonetisation Has Dented The Shopping Spirit This Season.

By : Apoorva Nawaz | Updated on: 19 Dec 2016, 10:16:03 AM
Five tips before getting into shopping spree this Christmas

New Delhi:

Christmas is all about fun, frolic, greeting and meeting peoples, carol singing, and shopping. But the cash crunch post- demonetisation has dented the shopping spirit this season. The physical buying of stuff such as gifts, clothes, decorative items and more have remained subdued on cash crunch situations. But, people are also going cashless with online shopping spree this Xmas. We bring five tips to do Christmas shopping online.

Don't panic, shop around for prices 

Christmas is just a few days away and people are already fretting about buying products for the celebration and gifts for loved ones. So, before you start with online shopping, the first thing that you need to keep in your mind - Don't panic and compare prices on various shopping websites. Its takes only some extra minutes to compare prices. Many websites are offering festive offers and discounts coupons. So before you hit that shop button, check on google. For example, if you want to buy a smartphone. Just type on google 'compare smartphone' and click on that 'tools' and then in country mention India (or the country you are residing in) and then check the prices on a different website.

Check delivery 

Failing to receive your orders on time is a stressful thing.  So always check the delivery date and stock details before making the final payment. If you have doubts on the delivery timings then always call the customer care number of the website and check the delivery date. You may also request the customer care executive to speed-up the delivery process but, for that, be ready with your order number. The customer care executives of some website sometimes do mention a special delivery request with your order details.

Read reviews and ratings

Read reviews online and believe us, it helps. People reviews and rating can help you to make wise decisions this Christmas while shopping online. 

Check return policy

Check the return policies of online stores before making the final payment. In case you want to return your order, you should do it with ease, without having to carry any associated costs. Check return policy and also the time limit. Being it the festive season, many websites have tweaked their return policies and are taking so much time to return the order and refund the money, if you wish to return the product.

Bulk shopping saves money and time

Your Christmas shopping list may be long and diverse. So try to buy from one website and also at a time it saves your delivery costs. Some websites are offering delivery discounts based on your shopping cart size, so do check that out too.

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First Published : 19 Dec 2016, 10:09:00 AM