Tag: purchasing

  • How to Save Money and Take Advantage of Apps for Shopping and Other Online Tools

    The invention of the internet has seriously changed the way we do many things in today’s world. However, one aspect of our lives that has been highly affected by the introduction of the internet is the way we shop. In the digital world that surrounds us now, we have the unending ability to shop for and buy anything our hearts desire, at any time of the day, from almost any location. You can even shop from your phone while you take the bus across town from one retail store to another. Having the ability to shop online has made us more prone to purchasing items that we may not need just because they are available, that said, it has also allowed us to save money when shopping around for the best price, or buying from a wholesale site online. If you take the time to find the different resources available to you out there, you can definitely use a variety of services to shop and still save money. Below are a few of my favorites.

    Personal Sell and Buy Applications

    If you are like me, you probably have way too many clothes, shoes, and accessories already. I told myself a long time ago that if I was going to keep purchasing new items, I had to occasionally get rid of some too. It never feels good to let go of something that you own, especially if it has been a staple to your life in the past, or if you spent (wasted) a lot of money on it. I try to avoid this feeling of guilt by attempting to sell my unwanted clothing rather than just donating it, or at worst trashing it. Of course, there is always a good reason to donate clothing, but sometimes there are items that deserve to be sold. When you are looking to unload some merchandise, use apps like Poshmark, or other second hand retail applications. Not only are these apps a great place to sell clothing and accessories, but you can find a lot of great buys on here as well.

    Sign Up for Subscription Services

    The most recent trend for shopping seems to be delivery. Not only delivery, but delivery with an element of surprise. There are a ton of services out there that offer all kinds of different products, from clothing to coffee. However, I happen to love Birchbox the best. Birchbox sends you a monthly grab bag, or box rather, of sample goodies from all different kinds of brands. They tend to be makeup of beauty related but I always find at least one item I love and would buy myself. It is affordable and gives you the ability to try out different types of products before committing to buying the full-size item. Signing up for something like this is as easy as going online and entering your email address and credit card info. You do not even have to step foot into a store