December is less than two weeks away which also means that before we know it, Christmas will soon be upon us! From the merry decorations that light up the streets of Orchard Road to gathering around the Christmas tree and opening gifts with our loved ones, Christmas is definitely one of the reasons why love the month of December.
There is however, another reason as to why we can’t wait for December to finally be upon us and that reason is none other than the 12.12 Online Fever! For online shopaholics in the know, the 12th of December marks the start of Singapore’s largest e-commerce event which means that we can expect to see some major discounts from some of our favourite online shopping platforms in the world of fashion, electronics, beauty, travel and more!
So if you’ve been eyeing the recent iPhone or are on the lookout for awesome holiday deals for your end-of-the-year getaway, we totally recommend waiting just a tiny bit longer for 12.12 to hit as you’re bound to snag some incredible savings when you shop!
Here are some handy pointers on scoring the best deals this 12.12:
Shop from different retailers
If you’ve been wanting shop from a new retailer that your friends have been raving about, then this is the perfect time to give it a try. It’s pretty common for competing retailers to offer different price points on identical items, run a quick site by site comparison to identify the retailer offering the lowest price for the items that you’re looking for.
Have more than one payment option ready
In the event that your credit card gets rejected knocks wood, it’s always good to have another one as a back up. If you don’t own two credit cards, see if there are other payment options that you can use such as online bank transfers or debit card payments.
Coupons can save you a ton of money, especially if you’re planning on shopping up a storm from a bunch of different product categories. This is where deals platforms such as Saleduck really come in handy as they compile the latest coupon codes and vouchers from leading online retailers onto a single platform, allowing you to browse to your heart’s content without having to switch between sites. And the icing on the cake? Site-exclusive coupons that you can only find on their website. Extra savings? Yes please!
Bookmark your favourite deals
A lot of retailers offer sneak peeks and teasers for upcoming 12.12 deals about a week or two in advance. Browse your favourite platforms to suss them out and if you happen to come across any that catches your eye, bookmark them so that you have the URL ready on the day of the sale itself. This saves you from having to look for the deal and risk losing out on it once the sale starts.
Read reviews ahead of time
Check out ratings and on-site reviews of the items that you’re planning to buy before the sale starts to quell any last-minute doubts on a product’s authenticity or quality. You don’t want to be wasting time trying to determine the materials of a product as the longer you spend time second-guessing, the higher the chance of it being swiped by another hawk-eyed buyer.
Save all your username and passwords
Because nothing is worse than forgetting your login details and having to go through the motions of re-sending your password to your email, or worse, having to create a new account altogether. Spare yourself the pain by storing your usernames and passwords for all shopping platforms on your computer, at least before and during 12.12. You can always choose to erase them after the frenzy ends if you have any security concerns.
Now that you’re armed with these handy 12.12 shopping tips, we wish you good luck and happy shopping!