With easy access to the internet on mobile phones and tablets, the trend of online shopping is increasing every day. After the USA and Europe, even developing countries have a good scope of online shopping as it has a lot of options to grow any business and to reach more customers worldwide.
The availability of Android and iOS apps of these shopping sites have made online shopping even easier. But like every other thing, online shopping also includes a few risks which can be a nightmare for you.
So, before you opt to place an order for your favorite product on any online shop, you have to be careful about the few things mentioned below to avoid any bad experiences.
Does that website deliver to your doorstep?
The first thing you should check, is that website deliver the products in your country? There are many online shopping stores which are reliable and trusted, but they don’t operate worldwide. Like Amazon is one of the best online stores, but they don’t deliver their products in a few countries. So make it sure that if that website is delivering the orders in your country if they are operating from some other country.
Is that online shopping store trusted?
Check for the online reviews about the website you are going to place an order on. If you get above average reviews, then it is safe to place the order, but; if most of the reviews are negative then you should avoid that website as you get a low-quality product or a replica.
Also, you should try to consult with your friends and family members if they have ever used to purchase a product from that store.
The website should have trusted Vendors
Most of the renowned online stores have multiple vendors. The good and trusted websites like Shopee should have the trusted vendors who are offering the original brands and they deal with their own brand’s products. A Fake website will have vendors who are dealing with multiple brands and fake products. The Shopee is operating from multiple countries like Indonesia, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. And their claim is that they only sell the original brand products.
Compare the price to get the best deal
You should compare the prices on different online stores before you place your order. You have to take care that you are getting the best deal and not getting the product in high price. But this is somehow tricky. For example, if someone is selling a product in $50 and all other stores are offering the same product somewhere around $150 with a small difference of few dollars, then you should avoid the one who is offering the product in $50. As that product might be eighter low quality, replica or a fraud seller at all, who will get your money and will never send you the product.
Check the Refund Policy
You should also check the refund policy of that website. A good and trusted online store like Shopee, will have a refund policy for at least 7 days after you get the product. They will refund you the complete amount if you get the wrong product, wrong size, low-quality product or broken/damaged product during the shipment.
Overall, online shopping is a good experience for most of the users. But for some people who can’t detect the fraud signals from some low quality or fraudulent online stores, they could decide to never buy online again because of their first worst experience.