Okay, a couple of days ago we talked of simple facts about online shopping and how does one go about it. Today, we would be delving into ‘how to’ buy from a link you see floating on your screen — like Lazada, a renown online ‘shopping mall’. So, stay with me.
Let’s say while you were updating your social media accounts you noticed an interesting item sold at Lazada, well, don’t hesitate..
JUST CLICK THE LINK
Because of the brief outline accompanying the link, you already have an idea of what the product is all about. But just an ‘idea’ is different from a full description, so just click the link and find out more about the product. Worry not, this stage is still free of charge!
But before we continue, let’s use a different item instead.
Say, the above is the item that appeared after clicking the link. It’s in fact similar to our first photo, I mean the structure. Except that here, the buyer didn’t immediately fill out the delivery options to the right.
Instead, after checking out the product info and its availability, the buyer then clicked ADD TO CART. And the screen below appeared.
CONFIRM SHOPPING CART
Now check the cart details. Click on how many of it do you want — or the quantity, that is. If you still want to buy other products then click ‘continue shopping’ (which is to the left); otherwise, if you are done shopping then click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT.
KEY-IN YOUR EMAIL
An entity would not know how to get in touch with you if you don’t leave any contact details, right? So, keying in your email address on that blank bar would open up your end for notifications.
Still here, you got 2 options: (1) ‘continue without password’ and just sign in with your social media account, or (2) click ‘I already have an account’, choosing on this would require you to log in by entering your password which is actually much better if you plan to go online shopping not just once but every now and then — as Lazada would then use your ‘stored’ delivery info to speed up the process.
PROVIDE DELIVERY INFO
Upon continuing, here’s when you provide info such as your shipping address and phone number, after all, how could they send it to you without a ‘drop-off’ information? Or how could they notify you if there’s no phone number? Yep, and especially useful for issues.
Just make sure you check out the ‘shipping fee’ because there could be some if you ordered ‘bulky’ items. Otherwise, ‘standard’ delivery is FREE. Now, if you’re done then click CONTINUE.
CHOOSE YOUR PAYMENT
An array of payment options would then appear on your screen after clicking ‘continue’. So, just click on which one you would prefer.
Now this is optional: If you have a ‘voucher’, you could then enter its ‘code’ and click ‘apply here’. Yes, it’s for discounts. If successful, the price would then be adjusted accordingly. But before proceeding, review your ‘order summary’ and ‘delivery information’. Correct? Then click on PLACE YOUR ORDER to finalize your purchase.
ORDER CONFIRMATION RECEIPT
After finalizing your purchase with ‘place your order’, you would then receive an order confirmation. By the way, take note of your ‘order number’ for future order tracking. This confirmation would also be sent to you via email and SMS. So, make sure you filled out your correct details. Read. Read. Read.
Ready? Shop Now!