Tips For Online Shopping

So many of us today are taking advantage of the convenience, and especially the pricing, of shopping online. There is a multitude of shopping sites that can suit any taste or budget. Because you can’t actually touch the clothing or try on a dress you like, the idea of purchasing apparel online may be a little confusing and a bit scary. However, if you just follow these tips, grab your prepaid card, gift certificate, or credit card, you’ll be styling and saving money in no time.

1.Ask someone to take accurate measurements of your body. Have a friend or a professional tailor measure your arm length, waist, hips, and inseam.
2.Make sure that the sites you are considering patronizing have a lot of information about their products. This should include plenty of photos and information about sizing and dimensions
3.There are sites such as myvirtualmodel.com that can let you “virtually” try on clothing. You can even enter in your own measurements to see how clothing will actually look on your body type.
4.Other sites will actually let you design and customize your choices. IC3D, Landsend.com, and others let you customize the size and style of your jeans.
5.If you have any questions at all about a potential purchase, feel free to contact the company’s customer service department either by email or phone.
6.Consider purchasing many items at once. Doing this will let you save money by avoiding individual shipping charges. And always try to find online retailers that offer low cost or free shipping.
7.Make sure you understand the retailer’s return policy. Some retailers that have actual storefronts may allow you to return items to a local store. Other retailers will give you prepaid shipping labels in case you need to return or exchange any items.

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