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Title: Buying and Shopping Online


1
Buying andShopping Online
  • Digital Media Center

2
Topics of Todays Workshop
  • Introduction
  • Pros and Cons
  • Searching the Web
  • Online Stores
  • Reputation
  • Shopping Cart
  • Check Product Descriptions
  • Compare Prices
  • Look for Promotions
  • Shipping
  • Provide Correct Information
  • Payment
  • Call
  • Status
  • Auctions
  • Happy Shopping

3
Introduction
4
Pros and Cons

5
Searching the Web
  • You can search for many online stores with a
    search engine
  • Google is a meta-crawler search engine
  • It searches through other engines across the web
    and usually provides the most feedback per search
  • www.google.com

6
Online Stores
  • Mostly all big brands are online
  • Some you can buy directly from their site, some
    still are unavailable for online purchases

7
Reputation
  • Before buying check the reputation of the brand
    or the online store
  • Always look for the Better Business logo on sites
    you are unfamiliar with or are not major name
    brands

8
Shopping Cart
  • You can add and remove items from your online
    shopping cart
  • Recalculate totals in most carts
  • Get subtotals before finalizing purchases

9
Check Product Descriptions
  • Always check color, material and dimensions
    carefully
  • Remember, what you see on the screen may not
    match when it gets home

10
Compare Prices
  • Compare prices of the product from various
    websites and online stores

11
Look for Promotions
  • Look for special and promotional offers on the
    online stores
  • Many online stores offer automatic updates, you
    just offer the your email and the offers come
    directly to your mailbox

12
Shipping
  • Be careful of shipping costs, some sites
    automatically select the most expensive route of
    shippingalways choose carefully
  • Medium of shipping (will it arrive by UPS or
    FedEx?)
  • Expected date of arrival of theshipment

13
Provide Correct Information
  • Give your correct address, phone number and
    other preferences

14
Payment
  • Check payment options
  • Pay by credit card

15
Call
  • If you are unsure of the product, or the online
    shopping site, it should list a phone number
  • Before buying you can call the site for your
    satisfaction, or confirmation that the product is
    exactly what you want
  • Caution Do not order from a site that lists no
    phone number, if there is a problem once you
    receive merchandise, you will likely have more
    problems getting help to return it

16
Status
  • Check status of you order form the online store
  • Check the shipment status

17
Auctions
  • Name your own price
  • Buy anything
  • Used or unused
  • www.ebay.com

18
Happy Shopping
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