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5 Shopping for Umbrellas Online Tips

Buying umbrellas online has become increasingly popular and is quickly replacing a shopping trip into town. With the help from search engines we can now find what we’re looking for instantly and compare the prices. But online shopping introduced a whole range of new challenges and is not as easy as just clicking buy. See below our tips on how to buy an umbrella online in 2019.

Know what you’re looking for.

First and foremost, with never ending choices the internet can throw at you, you have to know what you’re looking for. Writing “umbrellas” in the search box will give you broad results and not always the ones you need. If you search for a specific umbrella, options such as “blue bulk umbrellas” or “cheap wedding umbrellas” you’re more likely to get the best result.

Check the product description.

Most important part of any online shopping! Make sure you check the dimensions, materials used and if possible look for other photos of the umbrella. With most companies having profiles on Instagram these days, it’s useful to have a scroll through their feed, tagged section and stories to see the umbrella in action. It's helpful, when it comes to the size (as you can see it being used by other customers) and colour - you can see it outside and not under studio lights.

Check terms and conditions.

Checking a returns policy is a hopefully obvious thing but sometimes you need a scroll through the terms and conditions if your order is of a bigger value or you’re paying with a company credit card.

Check shipping cost.

Most sites have a free shipping offer from certain value of the order and often it is worth buying an extra item to save on shipping costs. Also consider checking the shipping time if you live in a remote area and add any helpful details if you’re home is harder to find by the courier. See our delivery details here: https://www.jollybrolly.co.uk/delivery

In doubt - make a phone call.

Online umbrella shops are like any other shop and have customer assistants that can help you if you’re confused or having a problem with the site. Give them a call and they’ll make sure your order is processed exactly how you want it! To summarise most of us buy umbrellas online these days and as long as you’re smart about it, you will have a great experience and your order delivered exactly how you expect it to be! Happy shopping everyone!