Hi, my name is Jess and I'm addicted to online shopping. I get a rush when multiple packages arrive on my doorstep. I open all of the store emails I receive every day to see what their sales are. I love not being limited by the selection of stores and their (sometimes) limited stock. The sky is the limit for what I want to buy. Who wants to deal with crowds, traffic and having to put on makeup before heading to a shopping center? I would much rather stay on the couch with my coffee shopping to my heart's content. The only downside is the delayed gratification, unless you want to fork over an extra $10 for expedited shipping or you are an Amazon Prime member.
Do edit your shopping cart. My system of shopping includes putting all of my favorite items into the cart without a care in the world and throwing price to the wind. This way I do not have to go back through the site trying to hunt down what I want to buy. Once I'm done browsing, then I go and weed through my items. I actually do this process to some extent in store too. As I'm approaching the register, I am always amazed my the silly items I've picked up and have some sense to put them back.
Don't ever pay for shipping. It is a buyers market and retailers are constantly having sales, which most of the time include free shipping. If for some reason free shipping isn't offered when you want to buy, wait a little while and the offer will come back. Especially if you are ordering from a store that you have close by. There is no reason to spend extra money.
Do be smart about ordering clothes online. It happens to all of us in stores. You grab about 20 items to try on, make your way to the dressing room and then walk away with about a quarter of those items actually fitting like you expected them to. What makes you think buying clothes online would be any different? Always buy from a store that offers free returns. And if at all possible, only buy from stores that you have tried on and purchased clothes from before so you know what size you are and which items fit you best.
Don't pay attention to the nay sayers in the reviews section. When deciding on an item I always read through the comments to see what others have to say about it and if it is worth purchasing. But I've learned to take their opinions with a grain of salt. Some people are just never happy and always have a critical opinion to share. Unless there is a common thread, like an items color isn't exactly what it looks like on the screen or it is sized small, don't fret if a few people were dissatisfied.
What about you? Are you an online shopping addict or do you like to go to brick and mortar stores and have the instant gratification of walking away with your favorite items?