Online shopping offers a wonderful convenience for busy parents on the go. Whether it is searching for the best deals on kids toys or the benefit of not having to make a trip to a mall, purchasing children’s clothing online is easier than ever before. That being said, there are several tips to keep in mind when buying to avoid returns or disappointment.
1. Choose Quality
Cheap prices and sales can be enticing, however, product quality should always be the first priority. The last thing any parent wants is for their child to be wearing a material that may be harmful or irritating to their skin. Cotton is one of the best fabrics on the market and is durable, easy to clean and not abrasive.
2. Wash Before Wear
Once you receive your order of kids clothing, always wash first in hot water before letting your child wear. Sometimes new products may contain residue of substances from the manufacturing or shipping process, which may irritate your child’s skin. Plus, nothing feels better than wearing freshly washed clothes!
3. Return Policy
Always verify what the return policy is before making an online purchase. Sizing can vary amongst retailers and brands or the item may not be what you had expected. Many online stores usually offer at least a 2-week return policy window, however, you may be responsible for the return shipping charges. Check first to avoid any surprises.
Unfortunately, clothing sizes do vary amongst brands and retailers. Review the sizing chart on the website prior to purchasing and read customer reviews to see if previous consumers have mentioned if the products are true to size, run small or run large. If unsure, always buy kids clothing in a larger size, so that if they do not fit right away, your child will grow into them.
Although your kids may want the popular styles or new trends, functionality should come first. For example, a durable rain jacket that is guaranteed to be waterproof and keep your child warm is a better option than a lesser quality item that features your child’s favorite superhero or toy.
If you are a parent that loves the convenience of online shopping, make sure to sign up for newsletters and special offers from your favorite retailers. Sales, free shipping promotions, and coupons can go a long way in stretching your budget.