In this post, let’s talk about what most Singaporeans LOVE doing in our free time – shopping online! 🙂
Thanks to the internet, we no longer have to worry about leaving the house, changing out of our office or waiting in long boutique queues to get those chic jeans. For many people, shopping is now our favourite pastime, besides watching K-drama.
Other than the convenience, shopping online gives you access to things that are not available locally as well as access to a variety of options to choose from.
If you still haven’t started shopping online, here is why you should consider it.
- Lower prices
Most online stores sell their clothes cheaper than retail shops. They also run multiple flash sales that offer clothes at a significantly discounted price.
- Better display capabilities
Unlike online stores, in-stores have a limited space that only allows for a few clothes to be displayed. Hence, you will be forced to go into the shop to search for clothes hidden in the rack. As for online stores, each item is put on display, eliminating the need for you spending hours searching through piles of clothes.
When you shop online, you can get your entire wardrobe delivered to your front door without leaving your home.
Tips On How To Buy Clothes Online
Know your measurements
By now, you probably know that sizes vary from brand to brand and sometimes even the batch the product was made in. Unlike when making in-store purchases, you don’t have the luxury of popping into the dressing room when buying online.
Hence, you need to make the old tape measure your friend. Take note of your bust, waist and hips. If you don’t know how to go about these measurements, watch the video below which is a easy guide to show you teach you how to take your own measurement when you need to shop online.
Keep a note of these measurements on your computer or phone so that you always have a reference at hand.
Another useful guide on how to get your body measurement, visit https://www.dummies.com/health/how-to-get-your-body-measurements/
Compare it to the size chart
Just because you are a size ten at one retail doesn’t mean you are the same size at another. Always make sure to compare the size of your bust, hips, and waist against each store’s chart size. This will save you the trouble and agony of receiving a wrong sized cloth.
A good online store should set aside an area for customer reviews. This is where you are likely to get information on how the garment feels. However, just like with any online feedback, always take it with a grain of salt.
Scrutinize the return policies
Sometimes, even after following all the right steps to purchasing online, there might still be some disappointments. Hence, make sure you are 100% familiar with the company’s return policies BEFORE ordering. Some important things to look at in the return policy include:
o How long you have to send the product back
o Whether the returns can be made in-store if you are buying from a local retailer
o Whether you can make an exchange
o If there is a restocking fee
What To Look Out For In An Online Store
While most online clothing stores are honest, it only takes one unscrupulous one to put your credit details at risk. Hence, for security purposes, it is crucial that you check out and scrutinize an online store before buying.
For instance, check to see if the site is encrypted. Sites that have a gold padlock on the right-hand corner of your browser and those that start with https:// use encryption and are safe to buy from.
Also, make sure the store has a privacy statement, physical address, secure online checkout, and excellent customer service.
A good online store should also offer its customers a variety of payment options, including credit card, debit card, PayPal among others. Finally, always buy from reputable companies that you know and trust.
Which Are the Top Online Clothing Stores Among Singaporeans?
Zalora is one of the fastest growing online fashion retailers, not only in Singapore but Asia. This store stocks affordable, yet trendy clothes for both men and women. It includes a variety of well-known brands in addition to local Asian labels. Its attractive style edits make it easy for both seasoned shoppers and rookies to keep up with the latest trends.
Although it is a UK-based company, ASOS is a high street retailer that is super popular amongst Singaporean, especially office workers and university students. One reason for its popularity is its decent quality clothing that comes at affordable prices to suit any budget. The best bit is that hitting the minimum spending is easy, and it qualifies you for free shipping.
Pomelo is an online high-end fashion store that boasts of a wide range of trendy clothing collections to suit any taste. Whether you are looking for an elegant evening dress or some stylish casual wear, Pomelo has them all. What’s more, if you are in Singapore, you no longer have to worry about exorbitant shipping rates as they will deliver your goodies fast and at no cost at all.
Lazada is also another favourite online shopping site that offers a full range of products including fashion like clothing, shoes, bags and many more. Look for discounts and coupon codes as you could get up to 65% on different items posted for sale.
Hope you find the above useful and helpful in your online shopping spree. Leave me your comment or feedback if you enjoy the content.