Online shopping is the way of the future for time poor, fashionable women yet so many of us are completely overwhelmed by the magnitude of the internet, the fashion terms (bandeau or culottes?) and we can never remember whether we take a size 39 in EU shoes, or a 37. Enter State Of Shop, a chic e-book that has collated the Top 100 Online Clothes Stores globally that adhere to 10 very strict criteria including; value, delivery, size guides, popularity, accessibility and more. Founded by entrepreneurs Keely Sonntag and Cathy Riddett, State Of Shop is an invaluable resource for all online shoppers whether you are a master or just curious. As an introduction to online shopping, Keely Sonntag has prepared her 17 Bright Ideas – if you follow these you’re sure to have the best online shopping experience!
Know your measurements! Get out a tape measure and look at an online size guide to know your shape and get across your AU, EU, USA and UK numbers.
Look on sites with a good range of high quality, reputable, unique OR affordable fashion.
Read customer reviews to see what other shoppers have experienced with the site.
Look for photos of real models, multiple images or video options for each product.
Use your credit card and keep track of your credit card statement. Understand Paypal and credit card surcharges.
Protect your returns. Don’t throw away the boxes or bags that your product arrives in and make sure all tags are intact so that the original condition is maintained and your refund won’t be jeopardised.
Look for easy to navigate online stores.
Shop around and save! Once you find your perfect product, search for it on Google to see where you can get the best price for it. There’s no need to pay top dollar when big savings could be a few clicks away.
Delivery within two weeks (from every corner of the globe) should be a standard you look for. You don’t want your items travelling on a rusty ship across the Pacific three months after purchase.
Free or reasonable delivery charges to Australia should be a standard.
Check whether returns and refunds are offered with reasonable terms.
Check the fine print.
Read the detailed product information on sizing, price, materials and fit so you know what your buying and it matches up with what you receive in the post.
Be savvy with taxes, foreign currencies and duty.
Read the terms and conditions on the website.
Customer service and contact details should be available on the site, and easy instructions for getting assistance are important.
Download Top 100 Online Clothes Stores produced by State of Shop for just $4.95and let it do the hard work for you! All stores in this guidebook measure up to these 17 Bright Ideas.
- Keely Sonntag, is Founder of State of Shop is an online hub for women who love to buy fashion on the net; it is part shopping directory, part blog, and part online guide. This is the place where STATE OF SHOP’s online guidebooks come to life, with the very first Top 100 Online Clothes Stores in the world that ship to Australia, revealed and available for $4.95 at www.stateofshop.com. Stop searching and start shopping – this online guidebook is your leader to the world’s best online clothing stores following a very strict criteria.