But then I "met" Columbus, Ohio fashion designer, creator and blogger Nia Grain (@niagrain) on Instagram and she agreed to write a guest post with valuable tips on how to help your online shopping experience run smoothly and now I'm feeling safe enough to try to score a piece or two online- maybe...
First thing first when you initially click on a site you should always check for the green lock next to the url or web address. This is an added security feature between the client and server that will secure all information transmitted like credit card and login information for a safer shopping experience. To ensure you’re getting the best deal and a great product, always do a quick search of the company’s background (BBB), a price comparison and/or review of products. This will give you an idea of what to expect with your products and experience.
If shopping for clothes online is your main go-to. It’s a good idea to have and keep your basic measurements updated. For dress and or skirts Bust, Waist, and Hips will be the main specifications you’ll need. If you don’t know your measurements, you can get them collected by your local seamstress for a nominal fee.
I always see a lot of last minute shopping online. If the items you’re purchasing will be needed in a short period of time, be sure to check how your goods will be released. Will the item be made to order? Is the item ready to ship, will it be coming from over seas, and who will be the delivery carrier. If the item you’re are shopping for will be needed by a certain date, this is critical information to check for. Always and add a couple days just in case of an delay of shipping.