These days you can buy anything online. Even a gift hamper for someone you really love. The great thing about buying online is how quick and hassle free it is. You find what you want, add it to your cart and checkout. However, before you put your credit card information in, there are a few things you need to look for first. Here they are.
#1 – An About Us Page
A legit gift basket or gift hamper business will have an about us page. An about us page is basically the online profile of the business. It is this page that will give you an overview of what the company is all about. On it you should find detailed information such as an email address and a physical business address. There should also be a brief blurb about the owners of the business. If the about us page only has two or three lines of information that could be a sign the company isn’t very legit.
#2 – A Physical Address & Phone Number
Never do business with a website that doesn’t have a physical address and a phone number you can call. Yes you are buying online and a physical address might not be all that important. However, knowing the location of a business instills a certain level of confidence with online customers.
Even if its a warehouse and they don’t allow customers in, just knowing the physical address of the warehouse makes you feel a little more secure about your purchase.
These days, thanks to sites such as Facebook and Twitter it seems like nothing is private. However, when you are making a purchase online it means you will be entering your personal information. You will be providing your name, address and credit card number. You want to make sure this information is always safe. You want to make sure your privacy will be protected and respected.
#4 – A Delivery Policy
When you order a gift box for that someone special you want to make sure it gets delivered on time. It if doesn’t it can completely ruin the moment. That’s why it is so important you read over the delivery policy before placing your order. If there is no delivery policy find someone else to do business with. Before you hit the submit button make sure there is a confirmation of the delivery time, the address it will be delivered to and the total cost.
You want written confirmation that your order will be delivered on the day you specified. If a company has a delivery policy that is very vague that is another reason to take your business elsewhere. After all, the last thing you want to do is pay for your order and it doesn’t get delivered on time.