Although online shopping has become very popular in
the last number of years, with more and more people flocking to the Internet to
buy anything from groceries, to furniture, people are still a bit apprehensive
when it comes to shopping online for clothes. A lot of people cannot understand
how you can decide a garment would look good on you without trying it on first,
which is understandable. But there are many benefits to shopping online for
clothes, including massive deals, which should tempt anyone to try clothes
In this article I would like to share my 5 tricks to
help you shop online for clothes, so that you are satisfied with your
experience, whether you choose to keep the items you buy or not!
1. Read The Product
At first this might sound pretty obvious, but I myself
am very much guilty of ‘quick glance shopping syndrome’. When shopping online
you browse around the websites looking at pictures of products, and once you
see a picture of something you like, you might not read the entire product
description in detail. You might simply read the item summary, without going
into the nitty gritty detail of the product. This is a big mistake, as the
description might contain information about the product which might not appeal
to you, and which would influence your purchasing decision. It might also give
some clues about the sizing and fit of that particular garment.
Once in fact, I bought a …
When the Internet was young, people didn’t shop
online. There were many reasons for this; not least because the general public
didn’t have a clue how to use the Internet (or indeed a computer), but also
horror stories of card fraud and identity theft populated the headlines.
Then, with the advent of sites such as Amazon,
consumer confidence increased as did their knowledge of how to navigate
websites. But it wasn’t until the late 90’s that clothing and fashion websites
started to appear.
Having being dismissed as a potential online business
model, clothes shops began proving that people ARE willing to buy their
t-shirts, jeans and whatever else through websites, and not just in-store. This
paved the way for a great many websites offering their products online, and
with it, a shedload of consumer advantages…
Shopping for clothes online is
1) You can browse all the brands under the sun in the
space of 30 minutes – which would certainly take you all day on the high
2) Comparison shopping has been made much easier, with
the introduction of specially designed websites that compile regularly updated
lists of new products and where to find them at their cheapest prices.
3) Giving away your e-mail address to a mailing list
gives you regular access to offers and news. This is better than receiving it
through the post as it’s more up to date and is more environmentally friendly.
4) Short of actually trying the clothes on, more and