Save-Money-When-Shopping-OnlineWith Christmas getting closer and the need to tighten our spending being bigger than ever, it’s a good time to start to think about how to save cash by buying online. With a few tricks up your sleeve, you needn’t break the bank to get what you need this festive period and keep the whole family happy. Here, we take a look at 4 proven ways to save cash when shopping online.

Use comparison sites to find the best prices

It can be tempting to find what you’re looking for any make a purchase straightaway. Surely, all prices are fairly similar online? Well actually, a lot of the time, they aren’t. There’s a lot of competition online, so retailers do all they can to keep prices low and keep their customers coming back for more. A quick way to make sure you’re getting the best deal is by using one of the many comparison sites out there. Just type in what you’re looking for, and the hard work will be done for you.

Consider all associated expenses

You might find your item for a few pounds less on a particular site, but don’t forget about the hidden extras. Consider the price of postage, whether you’ll be charged for returns, and anything else detailed in the small print. If you have to pay a hefty fee to return unwanted items, it could be less of a bargain than you first imagined.

Keep your eyes open for promotions

Though sales tend to happen just once or twice a year on the high street, you’ll find promotions much more regularly online. Make sure that you keep an eye on your favourite retailers via their social updates and email newsletters. You might just pick up a bargain when you least expected it.

Always check the retailers’ official websites

You’ll find websites all over the internet selling items from your favourite designers and brands, but it’s always worth checking the official websites directly before making your purchases. This way, you can be assured that you’re buying the real thing, and you’re more likely to be covered if something goes wrong. Click here to view the current ranges from the official Ben Sherman site, including Chelsea boots.

By putting these tips into action, you could save a huge amount of money when it comes to doing your Christmas shopping this year. Have you started your list yet? What routes will you be taking to cut down costs?

This article was brought to you by Ruth Richards on behalf of Ben Sherman. Click here to find out more about their current ranges and lines, including the ever-popular brogue shoes.