- Change the Currency Occasionally
Sometimes, thanks to the exchange rate and your credit card provider, certain items when swapped to British pound instead of Singapore dollars can be up to 20% cheaper!
Before you rejoice, do note that this tip comes with some caveats. First, the conversion rate depends on your credit card provider. You will also be charged a foreign conversion fee, which varies depending on the bank and your credit card’s payment network you use (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). So be sure to do your research!
The best credit cards for online shopping give reward points or cashback every time you click the checkout button. But we recommend choosing a card that gives cashback or rebates.
This way, you get a small discount for every ASOS shopping trip (provided you meet the minimum spending requirement, of course). T
ry the Standard Chartered SingPost Platinum card – it gives 7% cashback on online purchases. You can earn up to S$60 cashback each month, or the equivalent of an average purchase at ASOS.
The tricky part about buying clothes online is that you don’t know how good they look on you until you try them on yourself. Size guides are rarely useful, as measurements tend to differ according to brand and style.
Fortunately, it’s easy to get a refund on any item from ASOS. All you need to do is return it in pristine condition within 28 days of receiving your order. Returns aren’t free though; Singaporean customers need to shoulder the shipping costs to the UK. Depending on how many items you’re returning, and how you want to send it back, it can cost anywhere from S$3 to S$25.
With these shipping costs, impulse purchases aren’t worth it at all. To avoid wasting money, make sure that you’re absolutely in love with everything in your cart before clicking the checkout button. As for guaranteeing the fit, there’s not much you can do until you receive your package.
But you can stalk the As Seen on Me section to see how the clothes look on girls with your height and body type.
Can’t wrap your head around spending S$50 or more on a single item? Save it for later and wait for it to go on sale. The last thing you want is to buy it today, only to see it go for 30% off tomorrow.
ASOS constantly adjusts their prices in response to trends and demand, and they don’t issue refunds if the price of your order changes after your purchase is made. Be patient and wait for the sale to happen.
Before buying Adidas, Michael Kors, and other non-ASOS brands from the site, comparison-shop at competitor websites to take full advantage of the Price Promise Policy.
This means that if you see a cheaper non-ASOS item on a competitor website, ASOS will match that price. If you spot another website selling the same thing for less within 28 days of your purchase, ASOS will refund the price difference in the form of a coupon. It comes with a couple of terms and conditions, though.
The item must be sold by a UK website, with the price displayed in GBP. It also doesn’t apply to items sold on discount websites or items that are discounted. Still, this pretty much guarantees that you’re getting the best deal on your favourite brands, whether or not you end up getting it off ASOS.
Text: Lauren Dado/SingSaver.com.sg
Additional Reporting: Atika Lim
Photo: Pexels and screenshots from ASOS