Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Tips For Online Shopping

I would like to call myself an avid shopper. Some of my friends may call it an addicton however I see it more as a hobby. Spending Summers in the States at the Lake is where it all started, so I guess partially my Mother is to blame ;) At the end of every Summer I would get to go back to school shopping, this was usually done in the States and include stores like JC Penny, Macys and Target. This carried on all through Elementary school and when I began High School nothing changed except a few "cooler" stores like Wet Seal and Pacific Sunwear were added into the mix. In my 20's on my days off, I would drive to the Seattle Outlets and Alderwood Mall which is where I was introduced to Forever 21. Now in my mid 20's I have finally caught on to online shopping. Most people would think of it as a risk however, I am here to show you a few tips to make it easy and well worth it.

1. For the best prices on items order from US websites rather then Canadian.

2. Most US websites offer free shipping to a US address.

3. Use Blaine Enterprises as your ship to address in the US.

Your Name
936 Peace Portal Drive
Blaine, Washington

This will allow you to receive free shipping and it only costs $3 to pick up a box in Blaine (Just across the border)

4. Find your item at a local store close by to try on the size and fit so you know exactly what size to order online.

5. Research different websites to find the best price on whatever it is that you are after.
Ones I love and order from frequently are:

Victoria Secret
The House

6. Take into consideration some websites charge a Washington 8.5 % tax and some websites charge no tax at all. Hence, saving you the 12% Canadian tax.

7. Purchase your item online, have it shipped to Blaine, and pick your item up across the line.

8. If for some reason the item isn't what you expected or doesn't fit right, repackage the item up in its original packaging and stick the return address label on the box. Most online shopping sites have free return shipping. Leave it at Blaine Enterprises and they will have it picked up for a free return shipment.

9. Upon return, fill up on cheap gas to make your trip even more worthwhile.

Warning: This can become very addicting ;)

Happy Shopping!
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  1. If there is anyone to take advice from regarding online shopping it's you!!

  2. Haha Thanks Court! And just so you know, I look forward to each and every one of your comments! xo

  3. Good tips I usually send to Stuarts friend but this may be nicer for me to do :) and closer!! Love it!

  4. Awesome list Brit! is also one to add. It has daily sales and they will ship to Blaine. There is now a similar Canadian version which is great because it ships to Canada and you can easily return items! Definitely missing some cheap US online shopping these days!

  5. Thanks Steph! I will have to check both websites out. Fun!

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