Wednesday, 30 December 2015

How to #Buy Clothing #Online?

Online shopping can save you time, money, and a trip to the mall, but reckless online shopping can actually end up causing you problems. When you buy clothes online, make sure you buy the clothing you need in the correct sizes. Shop around to find the best prices, and keep your guard up to avoid scams and disreputable sellers.The facility of online shopping has proven to be very advantageous for people who love to shop but don’t really have the time or the resources to go out for shopping. The popularity of online shopping is increasing day by day. Working women especially prefer shopping online because of the shortage of time.
However many people argue that shopping online ends up in a mess. This is because you don’t usually get what you had ordered. And when it comes to women casual dresses,issues arise because of the sizes. The clothes don’t are either too big or too small. Here’s a guide that might help you in shopping online for your dresses.
1Each manufacturer may size clothing differently, so you cannot rely on a standard small/medium/large scale or numeric size scales. Since you cannot try on clothes before you buy them when shopping online, accurate measurements are essential.Take your own size first. You need to have an accurate size for yourself, so that when you are buying a dress online and it asks you about your size, you have a fair idea and you don’t end up buying the wrong size for yourself.
Take your measurements
At minimum, women should know their bust, waist, and hip measurements. Additional measurements, such as height, inseam, and arm length, may also be needed depending on the garment being purchased.
Men should know their chest, neck, waist, and inseam measurements. Additional measurements, including arm length, shoulder width, and height may also be needed.
For children's clothing, parents should know their child's height, waist, and hips. Girls also need a bust measurement, and boys need a chest measurement.
For newborns and toddlers, parents should know their child's height and weight.
Also, know the season you're shopping for. For many of us, summer time is all about living easy and enthralling in the warm weather. Whenever warm weather is upon us, women decide to mix things up a bit and go out wearing shorts. In the fall, long blue jeans make your body warmer. So know the season you're shopping for.
2.Check each garment’s sizing information. Most manufacturers have a standard sizing chart they use for all their clothing, but many online stores sell items from a range of manufacturers. Check the product description of each garment you consider purchasing to double-check how the sizes are measured. You may discover that you are a small by one manufacturer’s standard, but a medium by another’s standard. It is also advised that you buy a size larger then you actually need and then get it altered by your tailor.
3. There are websites like Business Arcade that provide with a zoomed in view of the dress you are interested in. This helps in deciding whether you actually like the dress or not. 
4.Make a list of what you need. If you decide to shop for multiple items of clothing at once, write down everything you need before you get started. Doing so will help you stay on track and may help prevent you from feeling overwhelmed by choices. Depending on where you're located, many seem to flock to Amazon or Wal-Mart because the price meets the demand. If in Europe or the Middle East, the Amazon alternative is Jumia. In Russia, it's completely different than Middle Eastern or South American countries, and so forth. So really narrow your search down after finding which sites will offer your clothing based off location.
5. People argue that you can’t buy clothes without trying them on first. Believe me that’s not the case. With the launch of brands like Khaadi and sapphire there is a standard size for everything. And if you wear the clothes of such brands often you will know which size will fit you the best.
6Avoid distractions. Only look at the clothes you know you need. If you only intend to buy a new dress, avoid looking at tops and accessories. Otherwise, you risk wasting time looking at clothes you don’t really need, and may end up buying something extra and out of budget.
7Try on your clothes as soon as they arrive. Many online stores accept returns, but only within a limited time frame. Try on your clothes as soon as they arrive at your door. Do not remove any tags or stickers, since doing so may hinder your ability to return the item if it does not fit.
Staying within Budget
Set a budget. In order to avoid over-spending, you need to know how much you can afford to spend. Review your financial situation and determine how much extra money you have available.
Shop around. The true beauty of online shopping is convenience. Within minutes, you can check out the selection at multiple stores, all without leaving your chair. Take advantage of this convenience by comparing the prices and selection offered by several reputable online stores. You may discover that two stores are offering similar garments for vastly different prices.
Search for deals. The easiest way to do this is to sign up for email newsletters with various online stores you frequent. These newsletters frequently include information about sales and clearances. Otherwise, quickly visit the online storefronts of different sellers and note which ones have sales going on.
Shop wholesale. Many wholesale sellers require you to be a reseller to make a purchase, but not all do.
True wholesale requires you to purchase large quantities at one time, making it a good option for basic necessities like underwear and socks.
Retail wholesalers purchase large quantities of clothing at wholesale prices, then sell those garments with very little mark-up. As a result, clothing purchased from a retail wholesaler is often much cheaper than clothing purchased from a standard retailer.
Check shipping costs before you commit. Shipping costs and additional check-out fees can dramatically drive up the price of your purchase, especially if you end up buying from a seller in a foreign country.
You should also make these costs a factor when you compare prices at various store
The unfortunate truth is that no matter how much effort you put into finding clothes that fit, some just aren’t going to match your body. In fact, I once tried something on in the store, which fit perfectly, then ordered it online (because it was cheaper) and… it didn’t fit right. What do you do when this happens?
You could keep it and deal with it as is, but most people will end up returning it. This is why it’s crucial that you always read and understand an online retailer’s return policy before you make a purchase. Some stores are plain awesome and will both provide a box and pay for return shipping. Others will put the brunt of the expenses on you.
There’s a lot of preparation and research that goes into clothing shopping online, but it’s worth it in the end. Personally, I’ve experimented across many online retailers over the past year or so, but now I have a set list of places that won’t disappoint me. This has saved me a lot of time and frustration and now I can comfortably buy clothes that fit me straight from the Internet.

Do you regularly shop for clothes online? What tips do you have when making a purchase? How do you avoid buying clothes that are too small or too big? Share your experiences with us in the comments!

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