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Online shopping is a trend that started in the 1980s and now it has been flourishing speedily ever since. In this 21st century, buyers can buy groceries, clothing, electronics and much more things by using the internet. But in case of apparel, there are a few things you should consider before buying clothes online.
To understand these things, have a look below:
1. Check the size guides
You should check out the size chart each time you make a purchase unless you only buy from the same clothing website. This is because not all the sizes are the same. So, keep in mind that because your size is 12 on one website, doesn’t mean that the size will be same on the other and it will fit you the same way. Most of the fashion websites provide a size chart that shows you the measurements to help you make a decision on choosing what fits best for you. Always keep in mind that the US sizes are quite different from UK sizes, so do a work out the appropriate size.
2. Check the return policy
The websites that sell clothing articles will usually offer a return policy within a specific time duration, which is 15 to 30 days. However, you should check it before you place an order because it may happen that you’d need to get your product replaced or returned. Maybe you disliked the color, or maybe the size doesn’t fit you. So always be active while checking the return policy.
3. Check for contact details
Before placing an order, you must browse the website to find their contact information, the phone number, the email address or the business address from which you are going to buy the goods. The businesses that are registered properly show valid contact details. It is very important to get their contact information even if you have to buy the smallest thing that may not need any replacement.
4. Consider the shipping page
You should see whether or not the web page has provided proper shipping information before placing your order online. This includes details such as the costs of international postage or expedited shipping, but it can also contain other important information such extra processing fees or costs related to your order. For example, the additional delivery charges that are to be paid when something is to be delivered beyond their shipping zone.
5. Check the payment system
If you don’t trust the website and their payment method, you should never give any details online which is available. If you are curious about the payment method which is requested on the checkout page, avoid making any purchase. The most trusted and common shipping methods are Paypal, visa MasterCard and other credit card payments.
6. Check out the customer’s feedback
Don’t trust the reviews placed on the company’s own website, just visit a third party website or simply google it by entering the product’s name to see what the customers say about it. You can also check their social media pages to see what the people think of them and what their reviews are.
These are the main things you should consider before making any purchases online.