5 simple money saving tips for online shopping in India
Online shopping has changed the way we do shopping; we buy Cloths, Electronics, Groceries, DVD’s and even Apartments online without ever leaving our living rooms. Online shopping provides immense choice to customers; they provide wide range of products and discounts which makes things better for consumers.
Next time when you go for online shopping, try these few proven simple money saving strategies.
1. Always search for discount coupons
This is the basic tip one need to do before you go for online shopping. Every ecommerce site in India offers discount coupons/deals for its customers in various ways to attract them for their faster/flash sales. Sites like Coupondunia.com, freekaamaal.com, savemyrupee.com etc. offers tons of discount coupon/voucher codes for most of the ecommerce sites in India. These coupons offers discounts from 5% to 50% and most of the big ecommerce sites provides these coupons throughout the year.
2. Use cashback offers and discount codes from your debit card and credit card
It is always advisable to check with your bank for cashback and discount offers on your credit and debit cards before you go for online shopping. These cashback offers usually will be 10% to 50% where your bank will be tie-up with that specific ecommerce website. Banks provides extra discounts and offers during festive sessions like Diwali, Holi and other Indian festivals. Like Ebay offers additional 10% discount for HDFC customers till December 2015 or Amazon providing 10% Cashback on State Bank Debit or Credit Cards.
3. Install Valuetag and Buyhatke chrome extension
This is slightly unknown trick, these chrome extension will automatically compare price to get best deal of a product from over than 50 ecommerce sites in India.
Once you’ve installed these Chrome extension, these extension works across major ecommerce sites like Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon.in etc. and automatically search the best deal of your product. Additionally in BuyHatke extension you can setup price alerts on any product. Also an interesting option called price graph, which is graphical representation of historical price changes over a period of time for a specific product. These extensions also offers automatic coupon application, it fetches best coupon codes from all over the net and applies best coupon for that specific product on payment time.
4. Use online money wallets like Payumoney, oxygen, mobikwik etc.
These days, payment wallet services provide additional discounts above and over your regular discounts. These e-wallets provide minimum of 1% or you will get some kind of cash back offers while you use their e-wallet on payments. For example, Mobiwik offers upto 20% additional cashback offers in BookMyShow.com, BigBazaar, PVR etc. PayUMoney offers 1% extra discount or guaranteed reward points every time you pay using their e-wallet service in various ecommerce sites like Dominos, MakemyTrip, Redbus, Bookmyshow etc. Most of the Indian ecommerce sites have these payment option.
5. Get discount coupons straight from the ecommerce sites to your inbox
Most of the ecommerce sites offer huge discounts for new users straight to their emails. Hence it is highly advisable to use different email IDs for shopping. Sites like Uber, Ola cabs, TinyOwl, Pepperfry etc offers huge discount for new users or get a free benefit for the first time. There are many ecommerce sites dedicated to emailing you daily with a set of discount coupons you can use against various services and products.
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