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Online Shopping: 5 Safety Tips To Consider This Festive Shopping


The advent of the festive season, has bought about huge discounts, with many e-commerce companies competing with each other to attract as many customers as possible.


From electronics to groceries, jewelry to accessories, there are discounts on almost all things under the sun.
E-commerce companies like and's 'Big Billion Days Sale' and Snap Deal's 'Dil Ki Diwali', have various discounts on most of the branded products, but, it is applicable when you buy online from the respective e-commerce.

The discounts differ from company to company and brand to brand. Moreover some e-commerce companies are offering extra discounts or cash back on mobile apps and on particular bank credit or debit cards.

Here are 5 safety tips which you need to be careful before buying:

Online Shopping: 5 Safety Tips To Consider This Festive Shopping

1) Compare Prices

It is better to compare the price and rating before buying any product online. There are chances that the company may offer only inflated discounts, but in actual the price is much higher when compare to its rival site.

2) Seller rating

There can be many sellers for the same product. Say for example, for a Usha Sewing Machine, there are five merchants which are offering good discounts. Better to check each seller rating and review so that you will have a fair idea about the seller.


3) Product rating

Many individuals fail to read product review. In fact, there are people who share their opinion and experience on the product. Do not blindly believe if there are only positive comments, there can be fake reviews also. Check for the refund or exchange policy.

4) Payment channels

Most of the discounts are applicable when you make the payment while booking the product. Only, then you will be eligible for cash back or extra discounts if applicable.

Individuals can also pay through e-wallet such as Paytm or Payumoney depending on the tie of the e-commerce company.

5) Coupons code

Follow certain coupons websites such as OneIndia coupons which offer cool discounts on most of the product.
Coupon websites provide deals, promotional offers from various online retailers, like Jabong, Myntra, Foodpanda, Firstcry, eBay, Amazon, Flipkart and many more.

From coupons website, one can avail deals and offers by using the coupon code from the site and use the same while making payment and can save more.

Story first published: Friday, October 16, 2015, 10:45 [IST]
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