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5 Things To Remember for Safe Online Shopping

Dec 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

The best time to go shopping is definitely when there are price cuts, sales and promos.

But being cheated of your hard-earned cash because of false deals, scams, and sketchy sellers is still possible, so it’s a must to be extra careful.

Follow these steps to stay safe while shopping online!

Shop on verified sites

         
                                                                                     Photo courtesy of Lazada Philippines

Well-known sites like Lazada Philippines are your best bet for safe buys because they’ve been confirmed to have secure website data and cardholder protection from top-line assessors like more security.usd.

Take the time to scan through your online shop’s homepage, About Us page, and more for these seals to make sure you’re getting the protection you deserve!

Be wary of deals that are "too good to be true"

You (should) know what products like shirts and bags cost in real life, so if you feel like you’re getting too much for too little, do more research into it before clicking “BUY”.

Do a bit of research on your intended buys

Some companies, especially those that produce makeup and skincare, are very particular about the channels on which they sell their products.

For example, the original product X is only available on the brand’s official website. Once you’ve noted where to buy certain items, you’ll be less likely to fall for fraud sellers.

Shop from the official shops or websites


                                                                               Photo courtesy of Lazada Philippines

Even within sites like Lazada, brands like Herschel and M.A.C. have official stores. Search for and shop from those to avoid buying fakes!

Read up on the product details and customer reviews

               
                                                         Photo Courtesy of Lazada Philippines

Avoid buyer’s remorse by reading up on the product’s exact specs, customer reviews, and instructions for use! That way, you’re sure that you’re getting exactly the item you want in the quantity you want.


This is also a good way to scan for fakes or “overhyped” but ineffective products.

These may seem like no-brainers, but training yourself to go through these tips before making a purchase can be difficult.

Write these down on your phone’s notes or a handy post-it so you don’t forget!

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