The easy feature of online shopping has made it one of the hottest trends of modern era. In fact, there are speculations that the bricks-and-mortar shops will soon cease to exist because of the stupendous preference for buying items over the Internet. When it comes to buying shoes, however, the story is different. Statistics have revealed that people still prefer the physical stores over the online stores when they are buying shoes. From seeing the shoes physically to trying out their fittings– the reasons behind such a decision can be aplenty.
However there are still online shoe buyers out there. And this means that all is not that bad! In order to grow the lost interest and give the guarantee that buying shoes online can also be a worthy venture, here is a post which brings out the points you need to keep in mind before buying shoes from an online store:
No.1: Do Your Research
There is one very important thing you must remember. And that is – your shoe size will not be the same across all online stores. Therefore, talk to your friends who have previously bought shoes online. Ask them their favorite online shopping sites, and know whether the shoes they bought were fitting or not. Once you have shortlisted the sites, ask them if they have a guide to hep your measure your feet and compare it against their shoe size charts. And do not forget to check the replacements policy.
No.2: Why Is There A Pre-Order Option?
You’ll find that most shoes in online stores will have the ‘pre-order‘ option, There is nothing to be alarmed though. Most online stores do not keep a large number of shoes in stock. When you place the order according to the size of the shoe you’ve chosen, these sites informs the manufacturers to make it. As a result, the delivery takes a large amount of time. So if you are in a hurry, avoid the shoes which come with a ‘pre-order’ status.
No.3: Instant Try-out
Try out your new pair of shoes just when it is delivered to you. Try them on and walk around in them. Is it fitting nicely? If yes, then things are awesome. Are you facing a problem with the fit? You can take the shoe to a nearby cobbler if the problem is not a major one. And if it’s a serious issue, you have the replacement policy of the online store to help you out.