Amazon is one of the biggest names in the e-commerce industry. Here we talk about the ways to avoid scams when you shop in e-commerce websites like this one. Given that this website has grown to be a favorite for people across the world to find all the products they love, there is an increase in the number of sellers on this website along with the increase in the demand. The website does perform thorough checks on each seller but some do turn out to be scams and might end up breaking the trust of the customers. So if you are someone who shops on this website for a variety of products for your home or office here are a few things to do to ensure that you stay away from scams –
Prices that are unrealistically low
Compare the price of the same product on multiple websites. If the price seems too low in comparison with the average this should be treated as a warning sign.
Unclear or missing product images
Check for the sellers or products with clear product images. If you can find images from the product page on the respective website, compare to be sure that you are choosing genuine products.
Too many bad reviews or too many good reviews
When the reviews are all bad or when the reviews are all good you should know to identify fake reviews and really look for genuine opinions about the product.
Read about the seller and not just about the product
Look for reviews about the sellers. Stick with reputed sellers to avoid buying fakes.
If nothing else helps, contact customer care for more clarity
Finally, there is the option to ask a question. The seller or other customers who have purchased the product would give you answers. If nothing else works, get in touch with the customer care team to have all your questions answered before placing the order.…
Have you wondered why the older generation cribs when you shop online?
My mum whines every time the delivery from an online store is made to our house. That even if the thing is extremely useful. I have noticed that if I happen to buy the same thing from a store physically, she has nothing really to crib about. Which is what is so confusing!
Why the difference?
I began by asking it to her and she nonchalantly but sheepishly confessed that she thinks that I will turn out to become an impulsive shopper because online is so easy to shop! I could not beat this explanation because it amused me no end. Here was a generation that thought that online shopping was a boon and that it saved you from hell lot of trouble of getting out and about to the store saving on resources like petrol and also saving you from the stress of heavy traffic after a long day at work. And then there is also this generation that thinks that since things are only a click-far; it can make us shopaholic!!
I tried my best to handle the situation:
I told her that it was not necessary that I would turn out to waste any money by shopping online but didn’t look like she was particularly impressed. She walked out on me instead of saying that everyone says that in the beginning!!
Have the same trouble? Here is a list of three things that I implemented to steer away from shopping albeit unnecessarily.
Unsubscribe from deal emails:
These emails are sure seducers. They can melt the toughest of people and can make them into impulsive shoppers, so steer away from sharing your email to any newsletter than the online retailer wants you to inbox even for free.
Use a debit card instead of a credit one:
You only buy stuff worth the money that is in your bank account. If you had the capacity to make credit payments, believe me, you would want a lot more. But no! You need to draw a limit. Besides, where is the space in your wardrobe eh?
Do not save payment details:
That little checkbox; no, don’t tick that. Entering your payment details and CRV number and then waiting for your one-time password will give you enough time to ponder if you really badly need the stuff or you can wait till the next time.