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6 Tips For Choosing the Right E-shop

What is important when buying online? Price? Location of store? Safety? The last one might be the most important attribute for you; however, sometimes you're limited by budget or time. Here is a blog post on what to take into consideration when choosing the right fit for your next e-shopping experience.

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These are the steps you should try if you want to find the best place to buy the products you need:

1. Look for familiar e-shops

At first, take a look at e-shops you're familiar with. It's always safest to buy from online shops you know quite well and that you have had good experiences with. However, this isn't always the cheapest way to buy online. So, keep on reading! There are more steps to check.

2. Google

Google is the best place to start when browsing the internet for the stuff you need. There are a lot of alternative search engines, too, so if you're more familiar with another one just use the search engine that suits you best. You know the process - type in your favourite product and hit "enter"... Alternatively, you can add location you want to buy from along with several words like cheap, shop, e-shop and so on. Try to find e-shops that sell your product from the search results you get.

3. Price engines

Do you use price comparison engines or just price engines? If not, maybe it is time to get started. Price engines are places where you can compare prices of the same product from many e-shops. The most popular worldwide engines are the ones like Google Shopping or Pricegrabber, but feel free to conduct your own research. There may be also local price comparison sites you can use to search for nearby stores. If not, maybe I just gave you a business idea- you're welcome!

4. Online reputation

Spend a few minutes to read reviews of the store you're going to buy from. Don't just rely on the ratings - like 10/10 or five stars. Read the real reviews and check how many people reviewed this or that e-shop. Because who knows, there may be just one review - from the e-shop owner. :)

5. Youstice logo

As well as online reviews, the Youstice logo will tell you what online stores are trustworthy. E-shops with our logo have to fulfill strict complaint handling conditions and that is why you're safe in case any problems occur. Customers can also ask a neutral third party (called ODR provider) to mediate, make a decision, and comment on how to solve the issue you're having. The Youstice e-shops have to fulfill 98% of all conditions to get a trusted shop mark. Learn more how our system works by watching this video.

What if your shop does not use Youstice yet? Good news! You can add it using this simple form by clicking here.

6. Whois

This service is a great tool in case you want to find out more information on a particular website, such as IP address, name server, registrar and screenshot history.

These are several simple steps to improve your online shopping experience right away. Do you have any other tips for online shoppers? Feel free to leave them in the comments!

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