Are Some Days Better Than Others To Shop Online?

Posted: May 23 2019, 9:46am CDT | by , in Technology News

 

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Are Some Days Better Than Others to Shop Online?

Retailers charge different prices depending on the day of the week, time of year, and more. Learn some key money-saving online shopping tips in this article.

With the convenience of internet shopping, many people forget that online stores just like physical retailers offer a range of different sales, promotions, and other events depending on the month, day of the week, or even the time of day. Every retailer is different, but if you follow these key strategies, you’ll be able to save some serious cash when you shop online.

What’s the Best Day of the Week to Shop?

The busiest shopping day of the week is Monday followed by Sunday. The busiest time is 8 pm. What does this mean for you? Retailers often raise their prices on these days. It may also take longer for your order to process and ship. As a shopper, take advantage of lagging sales toward the end of the week—particularly Thursday morning. You may find discounts of between 5-15% and experience much quicker processing time.

Plan Ahead for Seasons

Clearly, the worst time of the year to buy an air conditioning unit is summer. That’s when they are in the highest demand. Even if you do somehow manage to find a deal, you’ll pay more to get it installed. Planning is key. Retailers of all kinds are looking to eliminate excess inventory as they move into new seasons.

So if you need a new air conditioner or lawn equipment, wait until August. The same goes with winter clothing in February. Do note the best time isn’t actually the opposite time of the year. That’s why summer isn’t the best time to buy winter clothes because they might not have any inventory then. Aim for the end of the season, instead.

Don’t Forget About Global Holidays

Online shopping is global. That means, don’t just think about your country’s holidays, but do a check and see what’s going on around the world. For example, China and other countries celebrate Singles Day in November. This day is meant for singles to treat themselves to items like new clothes, jewelry, and more. For you, it can mean finding a great discount several weeks before Black Friday. Another great example is Boxing Day—the day after Christmas—where you can find deals on clothes, beauty products, home items and, of course, Christmas decorations.

There’s Always a Promotion Going On

Look at your email inbox. Chances are several different websites are offering you deals on a variety of products. These promotions go on year-round nonstop. It’s not always going to be the same deal, but if you sign up to receive notifications from a collection of retailers like Macy’s, Amazon, eBay, Asos, and a few others, you can keep on top of promotions. Create a separate folder for these emails to keep them out of your primary inbox. Then you’ll be organized and able to find discounts quickly when you can’t wait for a particular day or time to buy something.

What are Some Other Shopping Hacks?

Every product is different, but a little research will go a long way. You can check websites like Finder which will tell you the best times of year to buy things and which months have the best sales.

Another key tool in finding discounts online is using a VPN (virtual private network). Every online retailer uses cookies to track user data. One of the key things they want to know is your location. Based on your location, they will charge you a different price. This is across the board from airline tickets and hotel reservations to software and video games and more. With a VPN, you can choose a server in another country so that it appears you are browsing from there. For example, you can purchase an Apple Music subscription for $.71 per month in India vs. $9.99 in the US. However, make sure to check the terms of service before making such purchases.

Finding the Best Deals Online

Online shopping gives you access to countless retailers around the globe. By doing a little research, finding the best days and times to shop, you can get some incredible discounts. Furthermore, by using a VPN, you can take advantage of region-based pricing to always get the best price on a huge range of items. So now get out there and find your deal of the day.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
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