Online shopping is super popular right now because people are pressed for time and don’t want to spend hours going in and out of traditional retail stores. It’s very appealing to hop online while in bed, buy the perfect top for your new job, your weekend festivities or your BFF’s new bundle of joy.
However, shopping online does come with its issues, but with a little upfront effort they can be overcome. Savvy online shoppers know how to navigate the internet shopping space, and we want to make sure you handle things like a pro from this point forward.
Here’s how to get the perfect fit when you’re buying clothes online:
Product Descriptions – Are you allergic to synthetic material? You might want to make sure your purchase is 100% cotton. Additionally, different fabrics “hang” on the body differently, so you should look for descriptions about the products, beyond how amazing you’ll look wearing it.
Testimonials/Reviews – What the people say?? Reviews are a very reliable source of information, pay attention to what past customers have to say about the product and their experience with the company to help you decide.
Size Chart – Every woman knows that what constitutes a small at one retailer doesn’t mean the same thing at another. To avoid any headaches and extra work of returning a product, check the size chart for any item you’re considering purchasing. Also look for garment specifications that outline the measurements for each size so you can compare with your measurements.
Photos – While it’s nice to see the item worn on a model, it’s even better to see actual customers wearing it! Here you get a very good idea of how it looks on a variety of body types and shapes in real life AND you can get ideas for how to style it.
Return Policy – This is online shopping, remember? Be sure to check the store’s return policy before to buy. In the event you’re not satisfied with your purchase you need to know what steps to take in order to return your items.
With clothing labels and sizes being so different from store to store, it’s difficult enough to find the perfect fit when you do go out to shop. Use these tips to help you save time and gas on traveling to the mall, and make sure your next online purchase is the right one!