Because of the global covid-19 pandemic, a lot of shopping malls and stores closed, and nowadays people transferred their shopping over to the internet. Thankfully, the internet is always here to help us get what we need. According to the statistics, about forty percent rise in online orders occurred ever since the pandemic began, and since it became a habit for many, it will probably continue going on with this tempo.
There are a lot of benefits when it comes to shopping online, but it’s far from perfect. There are downsides as well, and as always, we’re here to help you learn more about them.
Since people enjoy buying gifts for others, and silver jewelry happens to be the best type of a gift for a formal event, the frequency for such orders increased quite a lot as well. If you are reading this article chances are that you want to purchase silver jewelry through the internet in the near future, and if that’s so, here are the six mistakes people most often make that you should avoid.
1. Is the gift type suitable for the person you’re purchasing it for?
An experience I personally had in the past was something that really opened up my eyes for future jewelry gift purchases. I purchased a pair of earrings and I was so hyped to show them to the person I bought them for, just to finally realize that they don’t even have their ears pierced. Moral of the story, purchasing online is not the same as purchasing in person. When you take someone to the jewelry store and ask them to choose what they want as a gift, you can’t go wrong. But with this method, you really need to know what you’re getting.
2. Are you purchasing from a reputable seller?
The number two mistake is not purchasing from a reputable seller. This is something a lot of beginners make because they are not even familiar with the reputation or customer-reviews system. But, can we really blame them? We’re all so used to going in a nearby store and purchasing something in person in a way that doesn’t allow any scams or frauds. Well, unfortunately, that’s not the thing with online purchases. Always check the seller’s reputation.
3. Does the marketplace support your preferred payment method?
Most popular online marketplaces support multiple payment methods, but there will always be someone who wants to purchase with an even more “alternative” payment method, such as cryptocurrency for example, which happens to be really popular at the moment. Always make sure to check this before you even start browsing the store for a silver jewelry item you might like. What use is wasting your time if you can’t even end up paying for it?
4. Are you able to find an offer with free shipping?
Some sellers provide free shipping to your country while others don’t. This is up to you to “uncover”. You have to do a bit of comparing and find out which seller is the most affordable, reliable and suitable for your purchase. If you’re shopping for a really popular item and multiple sellers have it, don’t purchase from the first one you see. Maybe the next vendor will provide a better price and a free shipping on top of that. For more information on silver jewelry online, feel free to take a look at nano-jewellery.com
5. Don’t “blindly” guess the ring size
If you are purchasing silver rings, don’t blind guess the ring size. Chances are you’ll have to return the ring later on because you made a mistake and it doesn’t fit on the person’s hand. This is a really common mistake even when people purchase from the nearest silver jewelry store, but at least that way they can return it back if it doesn’t fit, and sending an item back through the internet is truly a painful thing to do. It might end up costing you more than the silver jewelry item itself.
6. If the purchase is not urgent, don’t rush it
Wait for discounts. It’s really obvious why. Every company creates discounts and sales in order to attract customers but they don’t always happen right away. Sometimes you just have to be patient. If you are looking at a certain item that you really like, and you are planning to purchase it, if it’s not urgent, wait a few months but constantly keep track of the price. As soon as the price drops grab it for cheaper. Money is money so it doesn’t matter how much you’ll save, it’s important that you do. It happened quite a lot of times in the past to me, and it’s an awful feeling. I’m looking at an item and I rush the transaction, the next week the price is almost halved due to a discount and I already purchased it for higher.
7. Not reading customer reviews before paying
Thankfully, most popular online marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, and AliExpress feature a review or some kind of a reputation system. This system ensures buyers they’re purchasing from the right person instead of buying from someone who does shady business. If possible, always try to purchase from people who have a good reputation from buyers on these online platforms. This will ensure you don’t get an item that’s different from the one you paid for, or one of much lower quality than what you requested. Customer reviews can also be really helpful if you want to learn more about the delivery times and overall experiences people had with the seller.
Online shopping is what makes all of us happy, but sometimes the products we receive are not exactly what we paid for. This is unfortunately the biggest downside online shopping has compared to the traditional methods. However, most mistakes can be avoided, and today we listed the most popular ones people make in this article. Feel free to check them out and if possible, avoid them in the future.
As always, thank you for reading and we’ll see you in the next one.