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How to be a smart online shopper

Shopping online became particularly important during this pandemic. But are you doing it the right way? And, by that, we mean are you being a savvy and safe online shopper? 

As Shopee’s 8.8 Mega Flash Sale continues, the e-commerce site wants to remind us how to score the deals we’ve been waiting for securely. Here are some reminders you need to keep in mind when online shopping.

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If it’s too good to be true…

Before you click add to cart, remember to always double or even triple-check if the item or seller has good reviews and ratings. Listen to your gut and keep reading if you feel like the reviews are too good to be true. Don’t waste your hard-earned money on faulty products or shady sellers.

Add to cart in advance

Before any big sale or when you find something you like or need, make it a habit to add the items you want to buy to your shopping cart. This saves you precious time and helps you avoid running out of that item you’ve had on your wishlist for weeks! Once the clock strikes midnight, you can then just check out your items hassle-free.

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Check for free shipping

Admit it: free shipping makes online shopping so much more enjoyable! To get your money’s worth, don’t forget to claim your free shipping vouchers before you check out. 

Interact within the app

Stay alert and protect yourself from potential scams! Report messages that request personal information such as your Facebook page and email address, or ones that redirect you to another website to complete the purchase. Staying in-app keeps you protected from any fraudulent transactions.

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Check your cash-on-delivery (COD) order’s tracking number

Before you pay for that COD order, double-check if your order’s tracking number matches the one on the parcel. Do not accept or pay for the order if the numbers don’t match. If you live with family members, partners, or roommates, make it a habit to inform them of any pending deliveries as well. Go as far as sharing the order tracking number with them.

Protect your data

Excited to open that much-awaited package? Before you enjoy your purchase, remember to discard the shipping label properly. Those labels contain your personal information. Erase any sensitive info with a permanent marker, or, even better, shred it. Otherwise, your details could end up in the wrong hands.

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Got questions about vouchers? Looking for a particular item you just cannot place? Or maybe need help to track your order? For seamless customer service, head on over to Shopee Cares PH, Shopee Philippines’ dedicated customer service platform, to voice your concerns. Shopee Cares PH promises to offer timely and effective guidance from the customer service engagement team.

If you want to keep your eye out for great deals, vouchers, free shipping, and more, you can head to Shopee’s dedicated 8.8 Mega Flash Sale page.

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