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Things to consider before buying a gift online

IamCheated.com Research Team | October 17, 2019  9:03:am

Things to consider before buying a gift online

Today, everything can be bought online starting from the groceries to gifts. In this busy life, people normally prefer online shopping rather than visiting the shop in-person.  There are many online shopping portals in India which sell a wide variety of products.

Some online portals are set up exclusively to sell certain products. There are some online shopping portals which sell only gifts. These websites help you find a perfect gift for your loved ones for the special occasions. They will have a wide variety of gifts. You can choose whichever gift you like and send it to your loved ones. These portals even take care of delivering the gift to your loved ones on time. 

While these online gift stores bring a lot of joy, there are some fake online stores set up with the intention of cheating innocent people of their hard-earned money. So, you have to be very careful while buying a gift online.  In case you end up buying a gift from a fake website, you will not only lose money, but also the opportunity of gifting something good to your loved ones on the special occasions. 

Things to consider before buying a gift online

Here are the things which you need to consider before buying a gift online:

1. Make sure the website is legitimate

Before purchasing gifts from any online shopping portal, make sure the website is genuine. You have to check for the “https://” in the URL.  The sign “https://” is a signal of a secured website. You can identify the fake website by looking at certain important points. The fake websites will be poorly designed and you won't be having any contact details like phone number, email, or address. Their return policy will be unclear.

2. Go through the customer reviews

If you are shopping from any website for the first time, make sure to read the customer reviews. If there are many bad reviews against the portal, avoid shopping from it.

3. Beware of deals which are too good to be true

Fake websites normally offer deals which are too good to be true. This is done with the intention of attracting customers. But, finally, they end up selling fake products or they do not deliver the product even after collecting the payment. 

4. Go through the shipping and return policy

Before purchasing the product online, you must go through the shipping and return policy. Check the items which can be returned and those which cannot be returned.

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