Shopping online is the new way to get nearly anything you want conveniently and at a great price. Today you spend your money online for everything from purchasing a new car to a making a bet on soccer.  Things have moved so quickly with online shopping that traditional retailers who only a few years ago thought it was a fad are all now trying to gain market share from behemoths like Amazon.com that has jumped ahead in growth and relevance ahead of nearly every retailer.

The simple reason is that shopping online provides a wealth of benefits for the average shopper. It is convenient allowing shoppers to shop anywhere and at any time as long as they have an internet connected device and an internet connection. Because there is no storefront or sales staff, online pricing can undercut off-line retailers by a large margin, and the selection is nearly limitless because online retailers do not have to warehouse all of the products they sell. With cost, convenience and access to the highest quality products available, the business of online shopping continues to attract new shoppers and grow quickly.

The online marketplace today however is difficult to navigate. Customers are often attracted by price and they know that many of the articles they want to purchase are displayed on many different e-commerce sites at many different price points. So how do they find the best prices on goods online?

Take Your Time

Shopping is often about impulse buying. You know what you want, you find it and you purchase it. But when you shop online you need to exercise some patience. You will likely quickly find what you are looking for, but to get the best price you need to check a number of sites before you put something into a shopping cart. Take a day or two and look around at various sites. Go into a dozen search pages on Google because often the first few are higher priced options. Your patience will be rewarded with better pricing for the merchandise you want to purchase.

Check All of the Deal Sites

Deal sites aggregate certain products in one place and offer them to you at what they claim are the best prices. If you are on the site and they price compare within their site, it may appear that you are getting the best available price. However deal sites will often only display merchandise from sites with whom they have a relationship. In other words, there may be much better deals on other deal sites for the product you want to purchase. So you should check all of the deal sites to see who actually has the best deal. Furthermore, certain websites may vary their prices based on your IP address. But what is my IP address and how can I hide it, you may ask. It’s simple; a VPN or proxy can help you hide your IP and exploit the price differences.

Try Deal Newsletters

Not many people are aware that many of the biggest discounts can be found in deal newsletters. Many people pass these up because they are too close to spam, but if you find a good one that has the types of products you want to buy, this may be your best answer. They will often include closeouts and overstocks from companies looking to get rid of merchandise fast, so if your timing is right, you can score a big discount. Make sure you create separate email folder so you do not get overwhelmed by their mail.

IF you put in a little extra work, you can find the best online shopping deals no matter what you want to purchase on the internet.