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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Three Ways To Save More Money On Your Online Purchases


One study confirmed that over 170 million people used the Internet for many of their shopping needs and purchases in 2010. The same study also confirmed that over 184 million explored online shopping less than two years later, according to eMarketer. Many people seem to be enjoying shopping online primarily because of the substantial amount of money that can be saved by doing so. Without the hefty overhead expenses, the average eCommerce store is able to offer discounts, specials and low pricing on their products that their traditional competitors are unable to afford. However, there are several ways that you can save even more money than you already do by shopping online.


Focus on Finding Shipping Offers
Instead of focusing solely on making sure that the sales price is low, another way to save money on your online purchases would be to make sure that the costs associated with shipping are low as well. There are many online deals that come with free shipping. On the other hand, there are also companies that provide coupons that will discount standard shipping costs. For example, when purchasing a new computer, you can benefit from this NewEgg free shipping coupon in order to enjoy more savings.

Pay Attention to the Bottom Line Pricing
There are some cases where the sales price might be marked up, but the shipping costs are either discounted or covered by the seller. In these cases, you may end up saving money by going with these marked up deals. When shopping for competitive prices, make sure that you add the shipping cost, handling expenses and sales taxes to the pricing. Doing so will allow you to see the full picture and easily identify whether or not it truly is a good deal. If you make a habit of just paying attention to the sales price, you can easily be misled by bad deals and end up missing out on good ones.
Search for Discounts on Bulk Orders
When shopping online, you should look out for discounts, promotions and specials that are being offered for bulk orders. In many cases, you could easily be able to save a substantial amount of money simply by purchasing multiple items at the same time. Over 27 percent of coupons in 2011 required customers to make multiple purchases, according to the Neilson Company. This means that consumers that either avoided multiple purchases or did not use these coupons when making those purchases missed out on these potential savings.
 
The Bottom Line
In order to truly be an efficient online shopper, you have to be able to look past the surface. Even though it is true that you can save money simply by shopping online instead of within the traditional offline stores, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the money that could potentially be saved as long as you shop wisely. Check for discount offers on bulk orders or for multiple purchases. Consider all charges and associated expenses before finalizing an order. Use coupons and other online specials that will allow you to enjoy free shipping even on marked up products. 
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61 comments

  1. these are actually some good tips...many people don't consider the shipping charges when thinking of getting a deal..i know i have seen people do it ...

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  2. Hi Kim, I have never bought clothing before online and I am eager to try. Thanks for these well thought out and informative tips. I didn't realize that one could save more by doing so. Have great weekend doll!

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  3. I always search for coupon codes before buying anything online, hehe! You never have to pay full price online, something is always on sale somewhere. I think that's part of the reason why I shop online so much! :)


    Away From The Blue

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  4. lovely
    belle journée

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  5. Hi Kim! Actually, at the first, I wasnt so much for the shopping online you know, but then I totally changed my mind and have to day that is really great and makes us savey much money indeed!:) Thanks for the post, is really useful! Have a good weekend dear! Kisses! xo

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  6. This is so helpful, i always hesitate buying stuff online! Following your blog on bloglovin, hope you'll check out mine. :)

    http://emmasuperina.blogspot.com/

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  7. These are fab tips doll. I love online shopping just about more than going into shops these days. So much easier, quicker and there isn't any annoying people trying to push me out of the way to grab what I have, haha :)) Hope your weekend is bliss xx

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  8. Wonderful tips! I decided not to purchase a belt last week due to the high costs of shipping. Traveling a few days later (in Michigan), I came across a J Crew store. Found three belts there at 40 percent off the sale price + no shipping (ended up spending less what I'd have spent for 1 with shipping). I try to save money whenever possible. It all adds up. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  9. Good tips! I'm all about free shipping and extra discounts :)
    Ginny

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  10. Great tips, Kim. I'm a big fan of online shopping, and that tip about shipping is very important. No use paying for a sale price when the shipping price is horrendous!
    Have a great weekend:)

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  11. Kim, this are good points and tips. I always shy away when the shipping is not free both ways. Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog and for the sweet thoughts.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  12. So very good tips, thanks for it!

    Kiss, Nati
    http://iampoliticallycorrect.blogspot.com.ar/
    https://www.facebook.com/IamPoliticallyCorrectBlog

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  13. Darling graphics on this post Kim. And ...great info! I always try to get free shipping. Free shipping is a huge incentive for me to order online in the first place. So when they don't offer it I go elsewhere. It is just the thrifty nature I have, I guess.

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  14. awesome tips and adorable blog!Hope you had a happy 4th!
    thanks for checking out my blog.
    xoxo
    Birdy
    www.thetwirlteam.blogspot.com

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  15. Great tips, Kim
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  16. Yeah shipping & returns can really get to you! I try to limit my online shopping to stores with free shipping AND returns so I don't have to worry about something not fitting!

    xx
    Sophisticated Lace

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  17. I love online shopping and always make sure i get to use discount codes everytime i shop

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  18. Great tips!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  19. Great tips! I love online shopping and it definitely has it's advantages but sometimes fees like shipping can take that away. xx Kat

    Love and Ace

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  20. Yeah buying things online can be tricky. I discovered that buying a computer chair online is not a good idea.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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  21. This is so true! You have some fantastic tips here. Some I probably wouldnt have thought of myself. great post.

    Http://www.stylemecurvy.blogspot.com

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  22. Hey Kimmy, I sure can use some of these tips! I spend too much money online shopping. Hahaha. Have a great day!

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  23. Kim is a interesting article, thanks for shared this tips, have a nice weekend!!

    www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

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  24. I buy stuff online cept clothes. ..hmm maybe once in awhile..I liketo try my clothes before buying them...great article

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  25. great tips! i know the shipping thing is what always sways my decision to get it or not!

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  26. Good Post! Interesting!

    Happy Sunday :)

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  27. Great tips Kim. I do a little online shopping too but mostly with stores I am familiar with.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  28. some great tips, the shipping costs are something always important to consider!! sometimes those great deals end up being more expensive! thanks for sharing :)

    -Tara x

    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM

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  29. Great tips - now let me go and do some shopping. Happy Sunday love,
    Ax

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  30. thanks for the advices kim! I often try to find some discount codes, it doesnt always work but to be honest i rarely buy clothes on the internet, i buy jewellery, make up and stuff but never clothes, i need to see how they fit me first :D

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  31. Thanks for this post ^^


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  32. This is great advice Kimmy and I'm proud to say that I've learned myself these tips over the years ;-)
    I hope you are well and send you a big big hug
    xoxo
    Coco et La vie en rose
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    (Please don't forget to follow me via bloglovin if you haven't already. Huge thanks!!)

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  33. I only shop online if the store has free shipping. No free shipping? No shopping!

    And free returns are great too. Which is why I love Zappos so much.

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  34. Great tips! I do a lot of online shopping... it's so nice that more and more sites are offering free shipping and returns. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  35. very helpful post!!!!! thanks for sharing the tips....and thanks for the comment

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  36. nice!
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  37. Wonderful advice .. I take note of all of them because I'm often a Shopaholic ...

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  38. Great tips. I did a similar post in the fall! Thank you for visiting my blog. Best!

    xo Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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  39. Such a good tips, I hate the shipping add up, too.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  40. I adore online shopping! Your tips are right on - free shipping, coupons, and cashback sites are the way to go~


    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  41. I spend so much time shopping online, there are so many discounts to be had, but you have to be careful! I hate having to pay for shipping and returns, which is a big part of online shopping, over half of what I buy ends up getting returned!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  42. LOVE this, such helpful tips! I am so very picky about shipping costs, and I try to take advantage of free shipping deals from my favorite retailers as often as I can. I also always search for coupon codes before making any online purchase :) Thanks for sharing all of this!
    xx, Emily
    shell chic'd

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  43. Such good tips Kim, I'm going to check out that site for shipping coupons too. I've noticed that when I order doubles of cosmetics from Amazon, I save a ton of money!

    xo Mary Jo

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  44. Hi Kim :)
    Awesome tips! For instance my company www.ilovethatpurse.ca is offering a ***50% off SALE*** on ALL purses with FREE SHIPPING. We are always dedicated to being honest with our customers.
    tnx
    xo

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  45. ah i definitely need financial advise especially during sales season, haha. i love that so many people ship free in the US, unfortunately a lot of these shipping deals don't apply to us so when a store like asos has free shipping for everyone, i do tend to spend more!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  46. I like to use Ebates for cashback when I shop online, and I often check Retail Me Not for codes too.

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  47. thanks for this helpful info, Kim!! I online shop so much and this is great advice!

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