Be a savvy online shopper!
Internet shopping – especially for clothes and home buys – has rocketed thanks to the pandemic. Here’s how to avoid temptation and overspending
Online sales rose by more than a third in 2020 due to the pandemic, and it has completely shaped the way we shop, with UK consumers loving the convenience of an item being just a click away.
But the sheer variety and ease of shopping online means we have a tendency to spend more – and return more. Returns (if you get around to doing them) aren’t good for the environment with the additional transport and packaging required, and a 2019 report suggested that 25 per cent of returns are thrown away by retailers, with many more rerouted at a loss.
“Not being able to see things in real life can sometimes lead to disappointment when items arrive,” says Closer’s
Style Editor Daniela Bellanca (above). “But by really paying attention to what you’re ordering, you can save yourself a surprising amount of money.”
Read on for Daniela’s tips for successful online shopping…