Thumbs at the ready bargain hunters! With Black Friday and Cyber Monday looming, the biggest online Christmas shopping frenzy in history is about to begin. Serious cyber shoppers will be armed with multiple devices to catch all those bargains so be aware of the competition and get ready. You do the shopping but ParcelHero can help with everything else.
Do your research
You want to be able to buy, buy, buy as efficiently as possible without wasting time looking up shipping policies and the like. Research in advance where all the free shipping is to be found, check the sites you’re likely to buy from have any hidden costs such as taxes or processing fees. Its also worth checking festive shipping deadlines for you to get your prezzies under people’s trees in time.
Have a plan
As with any sale, you need to have a very clear idea of what you’re looking for before you begin or you could end up with some very random purchases. Make a list of what you are chasing and what online store you are targeting. And if they are running flash sales, find out when.
Decide a budget
You won’t get much satisfaction from your purchases if you’ve spent next month’s mortgage. Set your budget and stick to it and stay firm in the face of online retailers dangling opportunities to spend more than you want.
What to look for?
Electronics and electrical appliances are traditionally big deals this weekend and Cyber Monday is the best day to chase bargains on laptops, tablets, smartphones and PCs. Toys will also be heavily discounted so nab kids stuff here and now. These days almost every retailer is discounting across the board so almost anything you want is going to be on sale somewhere.
We don’t need to tell you about retail giants like Amazon but for more niche Christmas shopping sites, here are some ParcelHero faves.
For presents that are a bit different. Whether you’re looking for personalised Christmas stockings or fantastic jewellery, all sorts of ideas.
From top-tech gifts to experience days, gadgets and stocking fillers, a huge range of present options and exclusive treats.
Perfect for crafty, handmade gifts and a great site if you’re looking for vintage items and nicely-priced stocking fillers with a human touch.
A relatively small site with big ideas, from Goonies playing cards to magical unicorn slippers. If you are going down the novelty or humorous road…
Fun gift ideas for everyone you know, from girlfriends and boyfriends to Dad and the kids. What about a Ryan Gosling tea towel or an indoor allotment?
If you’re looking for vintage gifts then this is the place to find them. Everything from clothes and bags to shoes and Christmas jumpers galore.
Recently won an award for its range of gifts so it’s a sure fire winner when it comes to presents. Fashion accessories to cuddly toys and designer labels.
Best known for cards, now with a selection of gifts. Try the Breakfast in Bed gift box, which includes everything you need for a 5-star lie in.
Stationary heaven. Lovely notebooks, diaries, desktop nick nacks and, writing paper and more. Great stocking fillers for someone with taste.
Hotspot for personalised Christmas prezzies. From diaries and chocs to bubbly and bespoke calendars, add a personal touch to almost anything.
Great site for all things pets. Get a new collar or bed for your best friend!