Online Shopping today to be more exact online clothes shopping today. Good idea you can find clothes shops from all over the world that will deliver to your step (but wait a minute is it such a good idea)
Well in my opinion, I find it the most difficult thing to buy online.
You can’t feel the fabric, there are often small changes to color, the sizing is awful (especially if you’re talking about international sizing), and you can’t see it on a normal person (generally you see it on a milky white, stick-figure model if you are “normal-sized”, and have Asian coloring for instance you’re not going to tell if it’s going to suit you).
So… what are you to do? No online shopping for clothes? No that’s not what I’m saying. By all means, you should shop online for clothes there are some HUGE bargains to be had, and the range of different shops & clothing styles is amazing (especially if you come from a country like Pakistan).
But if you are shopping online, find the following in an online shop, or an online trader:
A well known online shop (generally their sizes, colors etc. are more accurate)
A well-known brand (and I’m not talking about fakes here the real thing. For example Levis you are always going to find the same “size” Levis, no matter where you shop)
A trusted online shop (search their name if their sizes/colors don’t match up, there is sure to be someone complaining about the internet somewhere…)
An online shop recommended by other websites or friends (if a website is recommending a shop, generally this says good things, and as for your friends if you can’t trust them….)
An online shop that gives you unconditional money-back guarantees, and offers returns (if that skirt does look awful on you, you can always send it back (don’t get a guarantee for “only if broken” if you don’t like it, you should be able to return it).
An online shop with a telephone number/complaints department (if there is something wrong, you want to be able to get hold of them).
Make sure the trader has loads of feedback (the good of course) and don’t just look at the feedback. People tend to only put good feedback (because they don’t want bad feedback in return) so (if the auction allows it) check out how many items they’ve sold as well. If they’ve sold 10,000 and only have 1000 good feedback, you should query this once again check out Google search their trader name. If they are really bad, people are sure to talk even if it’s not on the actual auction site itself.
Make sure the trader has loads of completed sales if they have 100 sales that aren’t completed in the last month why ask them in the auction questions BEFORE you bid. Remember it is a lot easier to get a refund from a shop than an online auction seller (generally)So what does this mean about online shopping?
Nothing… by all means shop online. I encourage online shopping (for all the reasons listed in the first place) just do it with all of the “rules” in mind. That way you should get what you’re looking for, and not end up with a wardrobe full of “disgusting” clothes.
Most online retailers are fantastic by the way I’ve yet to find one that is really “off the mark” but it is always a fear in the back of my mind so I follow my steps…