In the last days of November, thousands of people in the country prepare for the discounts that are made during the popular days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as well as the third day without VAT, scheduled for next November 21.
Precisely, in the previous days of this day in Colombia there have been some congestions in the electronic commerce pages that have hindered the experience of the buyers.
Therefore, keep in mind some guidelines that will facilitate your end-of-year purchases and allow you to purchase products more quickly and safely.
There are several e-commerce platforms in the country that are part of the sales. Check in advance which is the page on which you want to make your purchase.
This will allow you to identify if they are going to use virtual lines or shifts for those days or if, on the contrary, access to the website will not be limited.
This can make all the difference because in the case of having restricted access you must enter the page at the earliest time you can.
In addition, this will help you to know what the terms and conditions of the page are. “These can vary depending on the e-commerce platform chosen.
It must be understood that not all cases meet the same delivery times, and even security policies vary, therefore it is better to review each of these points and identify which is the one that most benefits the user at the time to buy, ”says Juan Camilo Pachón, head of Mercado Libre Colombia’s Marketplace.
Also, be clear about the exact product you want to buy or, at least, check in which section you want to take advantage of the prices.
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“If you want to speed up the purchase process even more during these weeks, the user should make a list with the products or categories that he is interested in visiting; This will allow you not to waste time and make better use of the period that the discounts last, ”adds Pachón.
An alternative that can help you facilitate your process is the use of the shopping cart. Of course, it all depends on the page you are using, but if there is a possibility, make the selection of products in advance in the profile you have within the platform.
With this, the discount day saves time in browsing and searching.
On the other hand, be clear about what your means of payment will be, experts point out that it is better to use digital payment by debit or credit card; although several platforms include more options such as cash on delivery or consignments through different services.
Lastly, security is something you shouldn’t overlook. Check that the platform on which you are making your account is secure and verified.
It is important that you go directly to the page, because at this time many cybercriminals take the opportunity to send messages with false promotions that direct you to malicious pages that can steal your banking information.