It’s said that the storekeeper always knows the best discounts. Many customers are curious to know how insiders shop during the sale season. Here’s a bunch of tips on how to shop during EOSS, shared by a Junglee team member.
Make a list: I always make a list of all things that I need. Without a shopping list, I become a ship without a rudder and come back with loads of useless junk, not to mention, an empty wallet!
Get your basics: Always start with the basics as they never go out of fashion. Think denim shirts, classic blue jeans, tees in white and grey, LBD, silk sarees, a pair of pumps.
Shop seasonal: During the winter EOSS, when people are busy scouting for summer clothes, I head straight to the winter wear section and buy pullovers, mufflers and stockings for the next year—they are so heavily discounted.
Wait for the markdown: Sales typically begin in the first week of January but merchandise starts being heavily marked down in the 3rd of 4th week of January. Wait a little longer and you might get those pair of lovely boots cheaper... of course you run the risk of not getting it in your size at all.
Set price alerts: If I like something but don’t want to buy it just then as I feel that it might be marked down further, I set a price alert for it on Junglee. Every time price falls by a significant number, I get an update in my mailbox.
Check prices online even while shopping at the mall: Even when I am shopping at a mall, I always check the Junglee app before buying high ticket items. Once, I almost got cheated while buying a treadmill—the online price was lesser by 20%. I immediately walked out of the store while the executive was still packing the equipment for me!
Not your size? Don’t be sad: If you don’t get your size at the store; search for the same product online. More often than not, you will find your size in one of the many online shopping sites.