Although the pound sterling being at its lowest since March 2020 is bad for the British economy, it is great news for foreign customers willing to shop in the UK. Simply put, you can now get more goods for less money. To make your UK’s spending spree experience even better, here are some useful tips on how to effectively shop there!
First of all, there is no need for you to pay the full price for the products – it’s better to browse various discount code sites and make use of the best offers there. If something you want is available in the UK, but not internationally, don’t worry, you can always use BuyForMe services instead. It also might be a good idea to use a cashback site when making your purchases.
If you’re looking to buy some regional snacks in the UK, the cheapest way might be to use the introductory vouchers of many online supermarkets for first-time customers. Read on and learn the ins and outs of shopping in the UK!
If you’re looking to buy something in the UK, but it is not available internationally, don’t worry – BuyForMe is here to help! This unique service allows you to purchase any goods you want from any store in Britain and once you get your own UK address, the service provider will take care of having it delivered right to your door.
Most companies offer various shipping options to meet all of your needs, so rest assured that your goods will arrive safely and on time. Even if the shipment provider of your choice provides international shipping, BuyForMe service might still be less expensive
If you’re looking to get the best deals possible, it is always a good idea to use discount codes. No matter if you’re shopping for clothes, cosmetics or any other goods, chances are high that you will be able to find a working discount code for the store of your choice.
The most popular codes are usually available on the Internet websites, such as myvouchercodes.co.uk and vouchercloud.com – all you need to do is to enter the name of the store and browse through the available discounts. You can also sign up for newsletters from these websites in order to be informed about the latest deals and offers.
Another great way of using discount codes is by subscribing to e-mail lists of various online stores. This way you will receive special offers, such as free shipping or discounts, directly to your inbox. This way, you will be able to take advantage of them immediately!
Cashback sites are becoming more and more popular with online shoppers across the globe, and for a good reason! By using these websites, you will be able to get a certain percentage of your money back after completing a purchase – in other words, you will save more while shopping!
In order to start using cashback sites, all you need to do is to create an account on one of these websites. After that, all you need is to browse through the offers available on their website and click on the one that interests you the most.
Once you do that, a new page with an online store of your choice will open itself. Simply make a purchase there as usual and wait until the cashback is credited into your account. Please note that some stores might limit the amount of cashback you can earn per transaction.
Many online supermarkets in the UK offer great deals for first-time customers, so if you haven’t tried shopping online with UK-based supermarkets yet, now it’s a great time to do so. Often, all you need to do is create an account with one of these stores (for example, Ocado or Tesco) and enter your delivery address.
In many cases, they will offer free delivery or some other type of introductory offer for first-time customers – all you need to do is to enter the code they provide and you’re ready to go shopping. Keep in mind that these offers might be time-limited, so it is always a good idea to check the expiration date!
Although this method is not perfectly reliable, it is possible to get discounts by simply abandoning your shopping cart. All you need to do is to add the items you want to buy into your shopping cart and then leave the site without completing the purchase.
Sometimes, the store will then send you an e-mail with a discount code in order to encourage you to complete your purchase. This can be especially useful with more expensive items that are rarely discounted the normal way. Once again, this method is far from being foolproof, so you should use it only if you’re not in a hurry to buy the goods you want.
So there you have it – shopping in the UK doesn’t have to be too complicated or expensive! If you’re looking to get the best deals possible, simply use one of our tips from this article and start saving some serious money on your next purchase.
Use online discounts and cashback sites to reduce your expenses, buy your goods through BuyForMe services if necessary, and don’t forget to browse the Internet for special offers from online supermarkets. Of course, there are many more useful tips on how to shop strategically and effectively in the UK, but we believe that these methods should be enough for you to get started! Good luck!
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.