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Online Shopping Tips And Tricks

IamCheated.com Research Team | October 18, 2018  6:21:pm

Online shopping has become very common these days and everyone depends on it because of their busy lives. Online shopping helps us buy a lot of things, at just a click of a button and from the convenience of your home. Tell me what you can't buy online? There are a lot of things that can be bought online like clothes, footwear, electronic items, groceries, medicines, furniture, vegetables and much more. But, many people simply shop without even thinking on how to make the most of their money.  In this blog, we will discuss ways you can get good offers every time you shop online and how to save money while shopping online in India.

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1. Shop on incognito window

Many shopping websites follow the dynamic pricing model. Under this model, the price is fixed based on the browsing history, location, and the past purchases made by the user. In such cases, users will be recognized as old customers and there will not be many offers and discounts for him.

So, the best way to shop online is by opening an incognito or a private window and it is also good to clear your browsing history and cookies regularly. To avail the discounts which are offered to new users, you can open an account with the email id and phone number of your family members.

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2. Adding extensions for coupon codes

Almost all the websites offer discounts. Sometimes in order to avail the discounts, you need to apply for coupon codes while making payments. There are some browser extensions which automatically scan discounts and coupon codes and apply them while making the payments. Example of these extensions are BuyHatke, AfterCoupon India and so on. This eliminates the need for manually checking various websites for discount coupons. These sites also provide price alerts.

3. Compare prices

There are many websites and mobile apps which help compare the prices of the products which you are planning to buy. These include MySmartPrice, CompareRaja, PriceDekho, BuyHatke, and Smartprix. While shopping online, the lowest price will pop-up and you can select it. Some of these sites will also notify you on the fall in the prices through emails and push notifications.

4.  Use cashback apps and sites

You can save money while shopping online by using cashback apps. These apps allow you to shop on various e-commerce websites like Flipkart, Amazon, Jabong, and you can also avail offer coupons, discounts, and other deals. Example of cashback apps are GoPaisa, Crownit, Nearbuy, Tapzo, and MagicPin. There are also cashback websites like TopCashback, CashKaro, PaisaWapas, Sitaphal, and Cash2Kart and so on.

5. Use credit cards and mobile wallet

Many online shopping portals offer huge discounts and cashbacks if you make payments through credit cards of particular banks or credit card companies. You can also avail deals on dining, flight bookings, and other services.  For Instance: ICICI Bank and Citi bank are currently offering 10% cashback if you make purchases on Amazon. e-wallets companies like Paytm and PhonePe offer good cashbacks, if you make payments on online shopping portals.

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