Published On: Thu, Oct 26th, 2017

Shopping Online: Here Is What You Need To Do Get the Best Deals

Online shopping has overtaken the traditional visit-a-physical-store style of shopping to become the preferred way to acquire the items that one needs. At first, people shied away from online shopping with many of the opinion that examining a product is very important before making a purchase. This stance, however, changed with people’s busy schedules making it difficult to actually visit a physical store to scrutinize products before making a purchase.

Most online stores also have favorable return policies and customers can easily return items that are damaged or do not their requirements. Shoppers can also access great discounts and offers when they shop online and help you get the best deals, here are a few tips and tricks that will come in handy in that regard.

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  1.      Shop anonymously.

Most online stores offer discounts to new buyers when they shop from their stores. Repeat users are hardly offered any discounts but you can still enjoy the new-customer discounts if you are a little bit creative. Most online stores use a user’s digital footprint to determine whether you are a repeat buyer or not. You, therefore, need to ‘fool’ the store into thinking that you are a new buyer for you to enjoy the discounts and offers given to new customers. To do this, you can hide your IP address using a VPN when shopping online. You should also clear your browsing history and cache so as to wipe your identity online.

  1.      Follow brands online.

This is one best tricks to help you get the best deals online. Most brands use their social media handles to issue discounts codes and to advertise their offers. Most of these deals are usually available for a short period of time and it is only when you follow those brands online that you will be able to catch the deals when they are hot. You should also subscribe their newsletters and have deals sent to your inbox.

  1.      Search for offers online.

There are sites such as Coupon.com and retailmenot.com that publish deals and discounts offered by various brands. Online shoppers can, therefore, log into these sites to find great deals for their next purchase. You can also subscribe to some of these sites and have information on the available deals delivered to your inbox.

  1.      Bargain, bargain, bargain.

Sometimes all you have to do get a deal online is to bargain. Before making a purchase, get in touch with the store’s customer representative and ask for a bargain. If they are hesitant to give you the discount, threaten not to make that purchase and see what will happen. If they agree to your request, well and good. If they don’t, then you are better off buying that product elsewhere.


Shopping online is fun and exciting. You get to order the things that you want without having to leave your home or office. With the above-mentioned tips, you can secure great discounts for your next purchase.

Author: Brad Richardson

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