Shopping online can be a headache! There are so many risks involved with the simple click of a button; and yet so much variety is provided to us from the comfort of our homes!
Many people across the world find the introduction and advancement of technology as one of the best things that ever happened to humanity. But then, why do we feel so disappointed and shortchanged when we actually receive what we ordered for?
Well, as great as technology is to us, it has its limitations. However, it is up to us to take due diligence and be smart about how we conduct transactions; especially online.
Before I started my own company, I used to view a lot of items being sold online, get in touch with the seller; but on the day I am meant to view the item, I cancel. For a number of reasons, but most importantly, the quality of the item as portrayed online does not match its actual quality.
But I also realized that most of the ones that disappoint are the ones whose advertising pictures are lifted from the internet. Take note. When you want to buy an item from an online store and you are not sure of what the item’s quality may be, look for stores who do their own shoots for their products. The risk of having something below par is minimal.
Secondly, if you are buying an item to have it delivered to your doorstep, make sure that you are buying from a trusted retailer. It may take a little more effort to dig up the details of the store, but it will be more painful to feel ripped off.
Third, in a world with more hackers than we can ever imagine, it is important to let wisdom rule the day. There are so many banks in the world, it is not a crime to have two separate accounts. Use one exclusively for online shopping, and keep the balance at a specific amount. It would be unwise to use the account with your salary and savings to access some applications and online platforms.
Lastly, have fun shopping. Take your time. Be sure of what you want. It’s your money after-all.
That said, have a fun week ahead, and Happy Shopping!