Five Things to Look for Before Buying a Gift Online

Getting a gift for someone can be a daunting task.  You wouldn’t know what exactly to buy, where to buy and would also be strapped for time. Running around from store to store is in the past. Today, with internet and technology, many prefer to do everything from where they are sitting. This saves them a lot of time and money and not to forget the effort.

When you want to buy products online, you have a variety of websites to choose from. For beauty supplies, you can check For almost anything under the sun, you have Amazon and the likes.

Planning to buy a gift online for someone special? Here is what you should look out for:

  1. MRP – Online sellers are famous for marking up the price and selling it on a discount to make you believe you are getting a better deal than retails stores. Ensure you cross check the pice on different sites to know the real cost of the product.
  2. Delivery Charges – In many cases the final amount payable will be much more than the listed price. This is because of the hidden delivery charges. In a few cases, your delivery charges will be as much as the cost of the product itself.
  3. Options – Since you are checking online, you have the liberty to search in more than one place. Look for options before you finalize on a particular product. This way, not only will you get more options but can get better prices too.
  4. Delivery Date – Look for the delivery date when you choose a product. If the product is going to get delivered much after the date of requirement, there is no point in buying this gift. Though you get things easily online, it is not as quick as buying it from a retail store.
  5. Expiry Dates – If you are buying some perishables or skin care products, look for the date of manufacture and expiry. In a retail store, you have the liberty to turn the pack around and check the dates. Here in most cases, dates are not mentioned. In such a case ensure you ask the seller or at least check if easy returns are possible.
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