A Smart Guide to Online Shoe Shopping

A Smart Guide to Online Shoe Shopping

Even the best of us (read savvy online shopper) have moments where we simply can’t make up our mind whether to buy the designer black heels offered online.

Often a nice pair of Made in Italia sneakers slips right through our hands due to the apprehension of purchasing it online.

A Smart Guide to Online Shoe Shopping

Jun, 11

A Smart Guide to Online Shoe Shopping

Even the best of us (read savvy online shopper) have moments where we simply can’t make up our mind whether to buy the designer black heels offered online.

Often a nice pair of Made in Italia sneakers slips right through our hands due to the apprehension of purchasing it online.

Rest your mind. Buying shoes online is probably more advantages than buying the same pair in a brick and mortar store. Customers just need to follow this smart guide to online shoe shopping.    

Know Your Correct Size

This is important. Unlike in-store shoe shopping where a customer can easily try as many pairs of shoes until he finds the right size, the same convenience isn’t offered in online shoe shopping. This is quite worrisome as each brand has their size chart which means knowing your exact size for that brand is the only way to purchase a shoe that fits.

What to Do

  • Designer shoe brands (for women and men) offered by The Nora also provides a sizing chart by which customers can accurately compare sizes.
  • Use the shoe you already have for reference if you own a pair of shoes from the brand you’re interested in.

Check the Return Policy

It makes sense to carefully read the store’s return policy before ordering the chosen pair of shoe since you can’t try it out beforehand. Important points to lookout for are;

  • How much time is allowed for item returns?
  • Who would pay for the return shipping? You or the store?
  • Whether a full refund is offered or only store credit?

Smart Shopping Means Safe Shopping

Much like normal shopping at brick and mortar stores, if not careful, you can be vulnerable to scam artists. You have to be absolutely sure the website you are browsing is safe, reliable and secure.  What to look out for;

  • The website should be secured with a SSL certificate.
  • The site should offer PayPal as the primary payment option. You should also have a PayPal account as it’s the most secure option to shop online.
  • Don’t use a debit card when shopping online. Pay with credit.
  • A credible online store will usually ask for basic info only (your name, billing details, shipping information, and a working email address). If an online store asks for more, i.e. your social security number, walk the other way.

With the convenience of online shopping come the limitations that customers sometimes face. With this smart shopping guide, you’ll be able to find the perfect pair of designer men’s shoe in no time.     

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