Thursday, July 16, 2020

When shopping online, do this

I discovered this recently and maybe I’m late to the game, but when you’re shopping online, put your items in the cart, go through the form until the step before paying, and then abandon the cart. You’ll almost always get an email either minutes or a day later offering you a discount, ranging from 10-30% off the total. 

I had no idea! But my online version of window shopping is putting items in my online cart, going through to the final amount due phase of the order, letting it sit, and often coming back and closing the tab because I decided to wait, or look further, or just doing the window shopping thing.

Emails with discounts started appearing in my inbox and suddenly I realized you can take advantage of that. No need to search for coupon codes or wait for special sales. 
A friend who does web marketing in her day job told me this is programmed into many websites - it’s called the abandoned cart discount. Good grief!

No reason not to utilize this when shopping to get the best deal out there. 

Can you tell it’s mid-July in NC and I’m totally avoiding the heat? :)


Grey Horse Matters said...

It's the best way to avoid the heat! I've noticed that too. I leave some items in a cart and after a while I find a discount is in my favor to actually hit the go button. Doesn't work all the time but it's worth a shot.

billie said...

I may be the last person on the planet to learn about the abandoned cart discount! :)