Home / Knowledge / News / Information Technology / Eight easy ways to save money while shopping online, GSI
Eight easy ways to save money while shopping online, GSI
07
Nov '08
GSI Commerce Inc revealed a series of recommendations to help consumers obtain the best deals while shopping online this holiday season. Given the current economic climate, shoppers will try and stretch their dollars further by finding great deals this year.

GSI has drawn on years of experience supporting the e-commerce operations for top-name retailers like Toys “R” Us Inc., Dick's Sporting Goods Inc., Bath and Body Works, Aéropostale Inc, Levi's, the National Football League (NFL), and Ace Hardware to develop these tips.

“As a result of the current economic conditions, there are even better deals being offered online this year that can help consumers save money this holiday season,” said Fiona Dias, executive vice president, Partner Strategy and Marketing for GSI. “From joining retailer e-mail lists to checking for deals the entire week of Thanksgiving, consumers can leverage the convenience of shopping online while taking advantage of many unique deal-hunting opportunities.”

The following are GSI's tips and tricks for 2008:

• Sign up and Save: Simply put, the most effective and easiest way to find the best deals is to be in the know and join retailers' e-mail lists now. E-mail is the preferred tool of marketers and often the best seasonal promotions, offers and coupons are found through e-mail. Many retailers will let you share these offers with your friends and family members. Take advantage of these and send to everyone you know. Then ask them to send their offers to you.

• Don't Get “Cutoff” by Shipping Deadlines: Shop now to avoid missing important shipping deadlines. This especially pertains to military and economy shipping. For delivery by Christmas Eve, the military (APO/FPO) cutoff date will likely be the first week of December for most e-commerce retailers. Look for retailers offering free and reduced shipping. If you do get “cutoff,” find online retailers that will enable you to order and pick up in store as late as December 24.

• Look for Going Out of Business Sales: With retailers going out of business, start shopping at their Web stores. You'll find once-in-a-lifetime deals as these merchants sell their entire inventories.

• Shop Midday or Midnight: Online retailers are offering special savings throughout the day. Check out your favorite sites for “Deal of Day,” Lunch Specials and Midnight Madness sales. Another great time to shop online is when stores are shut, such as Thanksgiving Day.

• Start Early: If you wait to start shopping on Black Friday (traditional start of the retail holiday shopping season) or Cyber Monday (traditional start of the online retail holiday shopping season), you might miss out on some great offers. Look for what your favorite retailers are offering the entire week of Thanksgiving. “Door-buster sales” aren't just located in-store anymore; retailers are moving their once-a-year deals online starting as early as the Monday before Thanksgiving. Also look for unadvertised deals online on Thanksgiving Day.


Must ReadView All

Indian govt approves special package for leather, footwear

Textiles | On 16th Dec 2017

Indian govt approves special package for leather, footwear

The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved a special...

EU parliament resolution calls for Cambodia sanctions

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Dec 2017

EU parliament resolution calls for Cambodia sanctions

Following the ongoing crackdown in Cambodia on the opposition and...

Affordable prices to be hit if US pulls out of NAFTA: NRF

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Dec 2017

Affordable prices to be hit if US pulls out of NAFTA: NRF

US retailers’ ability to offer consumers quality products at...

Interviews View All

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Top executives
Textile industry, India

The event should be organised every year

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Anupam Arya

<div>Jaipur-based Fabriclore Retailing Pvt. Ltd. is attempting to revive...

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.6%
No
12.0%
Skip
18.5%

Total Votes: 92

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.0%
No
30.4%
Skip
7.6%

Total Votes: 92

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.0%
No
9.8%
Skip
3.3%

Total Votes: 92

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.5%
No
8.7%
Skip
9.8%

Total Votes: 92


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search