7 Ways to Save Money When Shopping Online

Shopping online has long been a popular option. In these times, it’s increasingly a must. Here’s how to save money when filling your cart with the click of a mouse.

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More consumers have turned to online shopping than ever before due to the COVID-19 health pandemic. From appliances to laptops to groceries, products and goods that many shoppers would have gone to a store to purchase are now in high demand on the web.

But this rapid acceleration of the online-shopping trend brings some challenges as well. For one thing, the loss of a face-to-face encounter with a sales representative makes haggling much harder.

For budget-conscious shoppers who may be novices when it comes to getting the most bang for your buck online, don’t fret. We asked several smart shopping experts to share some of their top strategies for saving big when shopping online. Here are their tips and tricks to help ensure your money is well spent.

Andrea Browne Taylor
Contributing Editor

Browne Taylor joined Kiplinger in 2011 and was a channel editor for Kiplinger.com covering living and family finance topics. She previously worked at the Washington Post as a Web producer in the Style section and prior to that covered the Jobs, Cars and Real Estate sections. She earned a BA in journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is Director of Member Services, at the National Association of Home Builders.