How to save money when shopping online

Online shopping can be more convenient and cost-effective than shopping in-store. But there are some things you must know to make the most of it. In this post, we discuss some tips to help you save money while shopping online. 

1. Leave items in your cart
This way, when the price drops or the item goes on sale, you will be notified via email. And then you can decide if you want to make the purchase. 

2. Buy at the right time 
A lot of shops have special sales and discounts on certain days of the week.  Look out for those days and take advantage of the sales. 

3. Compare prices 
One of the best things about online shopping is that you can compare prices from as many shops as you would like from the comfort of your own space. And don’t forget to visit the sale section of the online shops you visit, and compare even the sale prices. 

4. Maximise cashback and discount offers
Don’t skip on loyalty programs like Multiply, cashback cards and discount memberships. Maximising these will help you save some money. Even if the discount seems small at first, the more discounts you use, the more you save.  

Multiply members get more significant discounts on a range of partners, and additional points and cashbacks when using the Multiply Money app.  

5. Subscribe to catalogues and newsletters 
Subscribe to special deals newsletters and catalogues to stay up-to-date with the latest deals, sales and discounts. 

6. Save your points and cashbacks 
Save your cashbacks and points to use them later for greater savings. And if you're a Multiply member, your saved cashbacks accumulate interest every month. 

7. Save on delivery fees 
Try to find all the items you are looking for from one shop and consolidate your order so that you can save on delivery fees. Some shops even offer free delivery for orders over a certain amount. 

8. Make a shopping list and stick to it 
Although online shopping is convenient, don’t fall into the trap of impulse buying. Make a list of the things you need before opening an online shop page or app so that you focus only on the items on your list, and trying to get the best deal for those items.

9. Use social media to your advantage  
Follow the shops you like and frequently visit on social media so that you can find out about any social media promotions and adverts.  

10. Don’t shop when you are bored 
The silliest purchases happen when you are just scrolling out of boredom. Remember that shopping online still requires money, no matter how easy it is. 

You might also want to read this post on five things to give up to boost your savings