Online Tools for Easy International Online Shopping
May 26, 2017
Online shopping has revolutionized the way we do things. In the past you often had to travel long distances and still weren’t guaranteed to find what you were looking for but these days distance and availability of a product is no longer an issue. With online shopping you can find just about anything that you need or want in life and you can probably get these items much more affordably. There are however still a few hiccups with online shopping and especially international shopping. Some of the biggest problems with international shopping are the time it takes goods to be transported and the transportation fee of shipping goods internationally. These issues are still quite far from being solved but there are other problems such as communication, payments, orders and product sampling that can be overcome with the right online tools.
A Gmail account is a must!
Gmail is the best email platform by far. Gmail is incredibly easy to use, anyone can open a Gmail account and this type of email account has the fewest issues of all. With Gmail you can get access to your email account much easier when you forgot your password, you can travel without being blocked from your own account when you sign in from a different location and you can log on with any device without any security issues. Gmail also makes shopping incredibly easy because you can use this email for any online shopping account and the platform makes it possible to organize all of your contacts and shopping information easily so you can easily keep track of all of your sales and invoices.
PayPal makes everything easy
PayPal is a virtual bank that makes it incredibly easy to shop internationally even though you don’t have a credit card. PayPal can transfer to any currency and this virtual bank is free to open and surprisingly affordable to maintain. This bank also acts as a mini office because it enables you to send quotes and invoices and you can keep track of invoices, payments and orders.
Credit cards are a close second
Most international shops accept Visa credit cards from any location. You can shop with your own credit card from basically any large online shop without having to worry about the difference in currency since your bank does it all for you.
Online stores with apps are the best!
Its great logging onto an online store from the internet and all but smartphone apps just makes everything much more fun because you can shop wherever you go. Any boring time, waiting time or traveling time can be turned into a fun shopping expedition if you can download and install the shop app onto your phone.
Be at your safest by shopping from secure companies
Of course there are still plenty of scamming companies out there but these are getting fewer since so many virtual banks like PayPal will block their accounts if suspicious behavior is suspected. But if you want to be ultimately safe while shopping internationally then large companies like Wish, Amazon and Ebay are still the safest because they have a lot of client protection protocols in place that will ensure that you get what you order, when you order it and these shops are the best for getting compensation for shipping damages.