Online Shopping: How To Make The Most Out Of Online Catalogues

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Online catalogues range in scope, with specialist, independent and larger retailers offering a wide range of products. You’ll find everything from clothes to toys to gifts, with items that you can’t always buy on the UK high street. But how do you make the most from online catalogue shopping? Here are some tips that you need to know about.

Choose the best offers

As a new customer, most catalogue retailers offer introductory deals that reward you when you sign up for a new credit account. Usually, these include free delivery or money off your first purchase, both of which could save you a considerable amount of money. Use a comparison website to find the best deals for new customers or just search for your favorite retailers to bag a bargain.

Find out about interest

When you open a credit account with a UK catalogue company, you will likely have to pay interest on your order, unless you pay for your items in full by a particular date. Different companies offer different rates of interest, so always do your research and check ahead. Again, a good comparison website will let you compare deals; however, you can check out the individual websites of your favorite retailers to find out about the latest rates.

Choose a payment frequency that suits you

There are various finance options when you take out a new credit account with a retailer, including pay weekly, pay monthly and buy now, pay later. Choose one that best suits you. Don’t forget to ask about the different ways you can pay, either. Most retailers let you make repayments via phone, while others will let you log into your account online and pay for your items. Companies that have a presence on the UK high street, like Argos and Next, will even let you pay for your purchases in-store, which you might prefer.

Mum’s Two Cents

Advancement in technology has revolutionalized and streamlined the way we shop and we can all utilize this to work to our advantage. The 3 tips and tricks mentioned here are sure to make the most of your online catalogue shopping. If you have other tips to add, do leave it in a comment below.

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  1. I admit I do love online shopping. I like to take advantage of big sale events where I could find fabulous items without breaking a bank. An online shopper should check the details/information of an individual product before buying.

  2. Online shopping has been my preferred way to shop for more than three years now and I love getting products delivered right at my door step. That’s the luxury of online shopping. As much as the pros in it, there are some cons too. Firstly, do not use cards in the sites you don’t trust. Through out the year, we witness sale going on in every other sites, so make use of it, at the right time. Look out for other’s reviews before purchasing any products. That’d be very helpful.

    1. It is true. These product reviews are very helpful, especially for those who are trying products for the first time. I make sure to read reviews whenever I am buying something new online.

  3. Big fan of online shopping. It’s convenient overall and there’s a lot of variety. Some great tips here. I would refrain from using sites though that would ask for credit.

    1. Yes, very handy for busy mums like us, right? Although, we ought to be careful, too, so as not to fall prey to those hacking bank accounts and using other people’s credit cards to shop online.

  4. Online shopping makes it easier for us to choose the best options. I usually browse multiple site carrying the same items before placing my order. I weigh the prices, convenience, and shipping costs. ūüôā

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