Online shopping is more and more popular these days. Whether you need it for your groceries or your clothes or even new electronic devices, online shopping seems to be the best option in most of the cases, and the pandemic showed us how useful it turns out to be! In Spain online shopping is very famous too (brands like Getir were born in Spain: Getir is an online supermarket that can bring your shopping to your house in just 15 minutes!).
But how to do online shopping in a smart way? Here are some tips for you!
Follow the brands on their social media
It’s always a good idea to follow the brands you’re interested in on their social media: many of them use Instagram stories, Facebook posts or even Tiktoks and Tweets to promote their offers: be sure to be updated the, because some offers can also last just a few days … or even hours!
Check the shipping and refund policies
Before clicking on «Buy», it could be useful to check and read the shipping and refunds policies: apart from being the only way not to receive any surprises on the final cost, it could be useful to know the time you have to change your items if you don’t like them or if they come broken.
Use comparison websites for your shopping
There are many websites that could help you to compare the prices of the items you’re searching for on the web: sometimes an item you saw at €30 could cost €20 elsewhere! That’s why it is useful to use comparison websites: Google Shopping is one of them and maybe the most updated one!
(And if you want to know when the sales start in Madrid, check this out!)
By: Alessia Cuofano, University of Naples L’Orientale ’22