Tips for buying women's clothing online
Most online sales are generated by the fashion and accessories industry. The variety of clothing available is immense and so is the variety of prices.
However, the vast majority of online markets selling clothes and accessories for women are established in Asia, specifically in countries like Japan, China, Taiwan, and India. This can bring many problems and difficulties for people who do not live in these countries and know nothing about these details:
- Asian clothing sizes are much smaller than Europeans, Australians and Americans. In fact, the vast majority of medium sized women cannot buy Asian clothing and if they have, they’ve encountered themselves with close that do not fit them.
How to solve this problem?
Use Size conversion tables and international measures. There are many available online and most stores offer their own tables. Use them to compare your size with the sizes they have available.
Don’t get traumatized but, you may have to buy clothes three times your size if you buy in an Asian market online.
- Read return policies and dispute resolution policies. Maybe you've heard this before, but in services like Paypal and other payment method platforms, after 60 days they can’t ensure you will receive you money back if you have a dispute with an online vendor that uses their platform.
Many Asian clothing stores online take advantage of this to take longer than 60 days to resolve an argument with customers or for shipments to even arrive in the first place.
- Find reviews on fashion blogs that have photos with their reviews. As we have shared other times, the negative reviews will give more information than positive ones.
- In the first purchase, make small and cheap orders this way, if you have a bad experience you at least didn’t spend a lot of money.
- Please contact the staff of the website before submitting an order and make any question that comes to your mind. This will also give you an opportunity to know how fast the customer services answers to their customers’ inquiries.