Little time? Looking for a gift that is unique yet affordable? If so, consider getting your baby shower gift online! The internet is by far the best place to go when looking for something special for that special newcomer. Here are some tips that will help make shopping for a baby shower gift online an enjoyable experience.
1. Deal only with reputable companies. If you’re shopping for your baby shower gift online at one of the big chain baby stores, this isn’t something to worry about. But online you’ll find all kinds of businesses, including the small mom-and-pop types and those based abroad. It’s hard to know for sure which ones are trustworthy and which ones aren’t, but one way to sort out the good from the bad is to poke around the site. Find physical addresses, working phone numbers, misspelled product descriptions, Better Business Bureau and other icons from reputable organizations, and easy access to customer support. If there’s a problem with buying your baby shower gift online, you want to know that you can communicate with a human being.
2. Look for a secure payment page. Never order a baby shower gift online from a website that does not offer a secure payment page. If you do, your personal and credit card details could end up in the wrong hands. There are two easy ways to tell if this page is secure. First, look for a yellow lock icon in the bottom right corner of your screen. If you see one, it’s safe. You can also look at the address in your browser. If “http” includes the letter s at the end (ie “https”), that also indicates a secure payment page.
3. Know the shipping costs of the online store. There are good deals on the internet, but be careful with shipping costs. Some are scandalous. When added to the cost of purchasing your baby shower gift online, it could end up over budget!