We shop for ourselves online all the time now. From sporting goods to household needs to clothing and accessories, some shop for online deals daily. Browsing and buying pet supplies should be no different.
No matter the type of dog product you’re buying, you want to always get the best deal online. To help you get the best deals, discounts and prices on the web, here are some tips and strategies to check out before you start shopping.
Compare Prices Online
It might sound obvious, but this really is crucial. There’s nothing worse than buying something only to see it for a better price at a different store. Online retailers frequently change their pricing, with some using increasingly sophisticated algorithms to ensure they’re always cheaper than their competitors.
But if you want to compare multiple sites, it can be hard. This is where price comparison websites, tools, and apps can help. It’s easy to compare prices on sites like Google Shopping, Kelkoo and Price Runner. A price comparison app or website allows you to compare prices for products sold by various retailers. Take the time to visit one of these websites to ensure you won’t miss out on a better deal.
Consider Other Customers’ Reviews
Unless you’re buying something where quality genuinely doesn’t matter, it’s always best to choose the product first and then find the best price, rather than the other way round.
It’s always worth checking reviews before you buy, and then going from there. For example, if you’re buying your dog supplies from Peazz, it’s best to read what those who have bought from them are saying about them. Websites like US Reviews are meant for this purpose and you can check numerous views of real customers.
Join Their Mailing List
Retailers often offer a discount on your first purchase if you sign up to their mailing list. You can always unsubscribe once you’ve got the code and made your purchase or set up an email account or folder specifically for promotional emails that you don’t particularly want to read.
It can also be worth following your favourite brands on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so that you’re the first to find out when they’re launching new sales – there might also be competitions you can enter to win free stuff.
Search For Discount Codes
Try Googling the name of the site you’re buying from with the words ‘discount code‘ and more often than not you’ll find several websites claiming to offer codes that will save you a hefty wedge with your chosen retailer.
This can be a process of trial and error as the best codes tend to expire or only be valid for certain ranges from a retailer’s website, but a discount code that works can mean a significant saving.
You simply copy the code and then paste it into the promotional code box when checking out on the website you’re shopping with.
Abandon Your Cart
When you’re shopping online, create an account with the retailer and make sure you’re signed in, then add what you like to your basket, go to the checkout, and leave the website without completing your order.
This is what marketing types call an ‘abandoned cart’, and will often trigger an email to be sent to you, often containing a discount code to tempt you into returning and completing your purchase.
Choose Free In-Store Pick Up
If you shop online often, you could save big over the course of the year by avoiding shipping fees. Most stores offer free in-store pickup that’s typically available the same day. Many stores also offer free shipping to rewards members or loyalty club members.
Still, actually making your purchase online is a great way to get the lowest price. Stores are often able to advertise lower prices online since there’s no overhead cost. It’s also easier to find discounts, deals and the overall lowest prices.