With the cost-of-living crisis spiralling, Brits are being offered skilful ways to save the extra change when shopping for clothes online.
The penny-pinching team at NetVoucherCodes.co.uk have found 12 useful hacks to slash the price of an online shopping spree.
As a result of household bills steadily increasing, many shoppers are worried about spending their money online.
But using simple methods such as renting out an outfit or buying one standout piece, can help people create a stylish new wardrobe for half the price.
John Stirzaker from NetVoucherCodes.co.uk said: “With households facing rising energy bills, many people are hesitant to buy clothes online in order to save money.
“We wanted to provide some useful tips to help Brits get a bargain when online shopping and allow them to revamp their wardrobe without the heavy price tag.
“Doing simple tricks such as leaving the items in the basket can lead to retailers offering discount codes as a way to encourage you to make the full purchase.”
Here are 12 hacks by NetVoucherCodes.co.uk to save cash when online shopping:
One off premium delivery
It’s cheaper to buy delivery for a year at £9.99 instead of purchasing delivery for every order at around £4. This way you can receive your clothes quicker and for a better price too!
Have a wardrobe refresh
Out with the old and in with the new. If you’re looking for a style change, take all your clothes out and think “Do I still need this?” and then get selling on second-hand clothing apps. Once you’ve started selling, use the extra cash to pay for new outfits to freshen up your personal style.
Who doesn’t love vintage? Second-hand is becoming a trendsetter for shoppers, as you only need a limited budget to receive desirable clothing sets which look almost brand new.
Find a discount code
It’s easier than ever to find sites offering discount codes to help buyers get the best deal available. Have a browse at what clothing discount codes are available to help save those extra pennies.
Buy a standout piece
This means an item of clothing which you can wear with multiple outfits, but on its own, it beams from the wardrobe. It could be a vintage denim jacket, or a pair of high-quality black jeans which won’t get ruined after a month of usage.
Use the ‘need not want’ mindset
It’s a mental challenge holding back the ‘add to basket’ on everything you want. Resist the need to have a Julia Roberts “Pretty Woman” moment and be sensible with what you need to buy, otherwise it can spiral into an unnecessary shopping spree.
Rent your clothes
This growing trend in the fashion industry involves you using a clothing rental service to select outfits for special occasions. It might be the money saving solver when you need a new outfit for a wedding or a fancy meal, saving the costs of paying in full for an outfit that will never be used again.
Wait for price drops
Don’t ever buy clothes when there’s no special offer on. Shoppers often make the mistake of purchasing clothes with a typical 10% off code, but if you check throughout the week, websites often have a 20-35% off voucher.
Being prepared is never a bad trait and the same goes for buying off-season clothes. Winter clothing will be less popular to buy in summer and therefore the prices will be even better.
Leave everything in the basket
It’s a tool most people are still unaware of but leave your items in the basket a day or two after putting them in there. This often leads to retailers offering discount codes to persuade you to buy the clothes.
Don’t fall for the brand
It’s tempting to go for well-known brands, but if you find a product which has the same quality of material, then you’ll be getting better for your money.
Create a checklist
Ready, set, stop? Before you even begin to browse, create a reasonable list of clothes you need to buy, whether it be a new t-shirt for the summer or a pair of trainers to replace your broken ones.
For further tips to save cash on online clothes, head over to NetVoucherCodes.co.uk.