How To Buy Shoes Online
Many of us have become accustomed to ordering online, its the time of our day.
The fact is, the selection at many online stores would be an incredible feat
to beat and many consumers have become knowledgeable of this. But shoes at the same
time are a distinguished kind of item, and getting them delivered and fitting properly
on the foot means a few differences in the way things are done.
1) Right up front is the issue of fit. Obviously the shoes aren't being tried
on, so many customers question online personalized buying for this reason --
and shoe merchandisers offer incentives in an attempt to overcome this resistance.
Fit is peculiar to shoe brand, and sizes are not standardized across brands like most people would like
to think. Different shoe cuts and dimensions make the foot fit different.
The most that can be done is be aware of your foot size and width. Now too, is
the time to begin seeing the sizing charts that company websites post.
If you have a brand that already fits well, this is the best case, even for a change in style.
If not, try visiting local outlets - in the interest of sizing the designer brand.
While surveying stores that carry your favorite or sought after brands, the return policy
should never be overlooked. Become aware of its specifics and what the return
period is - this is important for shoes that happen to fail well after 30 days.
Know that there are guarantees that cover defects and guarantees
claiming "no questions asked". There too are those that pay for return shipping/only on exchange.
As well as those that offer exchanges only, discouraging refunds.
3) Gather information from prior customers if at all possible, in relation to your specific
shoe based on their experience with not only the shoe itself, but with the merchandiser.
4) Once received, walk around indoors, in the interest of being able to return them if needed,
preserving their new condition while also gaining a view of their real quality, determining if
you are in fact satisfied and able to keep them. If there are questions don't hesitate to re-contact
the store - and if this is a first time purchase, be sure to say this, they should be aware.
You might find that some are willing to address your needs in order to keep your future business while
others are not, failing to answer even phone calls!
Most other potential customers would much appreciate your feedback on the experience
if you were to provide this in kind.