There’s no doubting that online shopping opens up a whole new world of goods and services delivered in a speedy and convenient way. However just like conventional shopping methods, cyber-shopping requires smart decision making in order to (A) stay safe and (B) grab the best deals that you can. With this in mind, here are some of the steps you can take before you hit that sale button and part with your hard-earned cash.
Become a website sleuth
There are plenty of signs that indicate whether a website is safe, secure and if you do part with your cash, won’t come back to haunt you in the not too distant future. These include but are not limited to…
- https:// – Stands for Secure Sockets Layer. All the info you give isn’t going to be intercepted by a third party
- Trust and credibility seals – Trust seals mean that you are purchasing from a secure, legitimate, and trustworthy online store
- On-site reviews and product testimonials – Do a Google search to check out website reviews. Also take time out to read product testimonials from people who have used their services previously. In addition check out social media to get a feel for how the company engage with their client base
- Returns policy – It’s really important to read the returns policy and FAQ’s to make sure that you know the deal that you’re entering into.
In essence by taking the time to do a little website sleuthing you’ll know pretty quickly just how reputable and trustworthy the company are. So if you want to avoid cyber- shopping misery it’s well worth doing.
Check out the design and layout of the site
When you’re purchasing a multitude of cafe chairs or tables for your venue you want to make sure you get exactly what you paid for. After all it’s going to be a big outlay, but not only this you want to make sure that what you thought you’d purchased online matches your expectations. For this reason any website that looks as if it’s been hastily thrown up with fuzzy pictures and no product information should be avoided at all costs. Instead look for clear concise product pictures that give you lots of close-up detail. A detailed description also helps.
Many online stores offer incentives or promotions to entice customers to buy with some companies offering as much as 60% off. When you’re buying furniture in bulk, that’s one heck of a saving so it’s well worth shopping around to see if you can find the virtual store that offers the best deal for the furniture you want.
If you’ve taken the steps outlined above then you can rest assured knowing that you’ll get the furniture you need at a great price. As a well-established Australian owned company Cafe Solutions have been supplying commercial grade furniture for many years, as such we’ve built up a reputation as the ‘go to’ cafe furniture retailer. Why not check out our online store at www.cafesolutions.com.au or contact us directly on 07 3205 1616 to see just what we have to offer.