Nothing beats the experience of going to a physical store to buy your shoes and sandals. But with the modern world and busy schedules, online shopping has come in handy in ensuring that you get the shoe you are looking for from the comfort of your home. It saves you time and even money as you are able to compare prices of your preferred shoes from different online shops at an instant.
When it comes to shoes, sometimes people are a bit skeptical about completing the order. Here are tips to guide you when shopping online for your shoes and sandals to ensure that you get exactly what you wanted.
1. Choose the Right Shop
This is the first and most critical decision you will make. Choose an online store with a reliable history. You may ask friends and family to refer you to online shops they have used and liked. If the online store has a physical shop, this makes the shop even more reliable.
An online shop with physical presence also means that they have a one on one experience with clients thus you can get the right guidance. You don’t want to end up being scammed.
2. Right Size
Measure your foot and follow the guide on the online shop to ensure that you buy the right fitting shoe or sandal. To measure your foot take a blank piece of paper, pencil, and ruler and wear a sock of medium thickness. Next, with the pencil, trace your foot of the piece of paper. Measure the foot-to-toe length and compare with the guide on the online shop’s website. If you haven’t purchased from the shop before, this is crucial. The fit of the same shoe sizes differs at times depending on the brand.
Many people ignore the fact that both feet are not the same size. Measure the two feet and use the shoe size of the larger foot.
3. Returns Policy
Choose a store with a favorable returns policy. Even after ordering the shoe in the supposedly right size, you might still need to return the shoe. Some stores have a return for free policy while others offer you in-store returns option. Read and understand the store’s returns policy and ensure that it is as favorable and convenient to you as possible.
4. Compute the Total Cost
The main reason for shopping online is to save time and get a good deal. Even so, there are times when the deals are not as good as they seem.
Beware of some stores which will have shoe and sandal prices which does not include tax. Also, research o the shipping options and cost. Compute the overall cost to ensure that you are comfortable the amount for the shoes and sandals.
5. First Purchase is a Trial
It doesn’t matter how much you have loved the shoe, only order one pair if you haven’t shopped from the particular online store before. This helps you confirm the correctness of the shoe size.
With these tips, you don’t have to shy away from online shopping for your shoes and sandals.