It’s nearly impossible to avoid shopping from online stores nowadays. It’s so practical, and time saving. For those not quite on board with the whole e-commerce trend, we’ve got you covered so you know just where to start.
Before you start putting things into your virtual shopping cart, be sure to check the credibility of the online store. You can do so by checking the reviews and the shopper’s policy of each site. A research conducted by Alexa.com reveals that MatahariMall, Tokopedia, Bukalapak, Lazada, and Blibli are among the most frequently visited e-commerce sites in Indonesia.
Use the search feature to find the item you’re looking for, and be sure to compare prices. That way, you’ll get the best value for your desired product. Be sure to read the reviews of the product to determine if others also recommend the product, or if the product received is proper to its listing.
E-commerce websites are now providing a range of payment methods. Choose one that works with various banks, so you can choose discounts or low interest rate that suits you.
Not a fan of online transfers? Go with the COD (Cash On Delivery) system, which allows you to make your payment when you receive your order. MatahariMall.com is one of the merchants that offers this feature, and allows customers to pick-up, pay, and return products at all branches of Matahari Department Stores or e-lockers, which are spread in various places around the city. How convenient is that?
Shipping fees depend on where the seller is, and where you are. Take the weight of your order (along with the cost of packaging, if applicable) into account toward your total shipping fee. Don’t let the price of the shipping fee cost more than the product itself!
Signing up for the newsletters is the best way to get the early bird’s info on upcoming deals, discounts and newest collections of your fave e-Commerce. Mail like this can be sorted into the ‘Promotions’ tab on Gmail, keeping it separate from your other personal emails.
If newsletters are too much of a hassle for you, try going the social media way and follow their social media accounts to get up-to-date promotional info.
Writer: Annisa Laksmintari
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