Since the 11.11 sale and the upcoming 12.12/ Christmas sales, we figured you'll be shopping online a lot especially being in CMCO at the moment. Here are a couple of tips on how to avoid buying fake products when you shop on Lazada or Shopee:
Check Your Merchants' Reputation
Lazada and Shopee both have front pages for their sellers' ratings for the consumers to confirm the reputation of their stores. It's a great way to spot whether a seller is genuine when they have high positive percentage, so do remember to check on that before placing an order!
Get Products From Official Stores
You'll be able to purchase original products from official stores when you head over to Shopee Mall or LazMall as they are given labels like Flagship Store or 100% Authentic Guarantee in their store page. This is the easiest way to avoid receiving fake products from sellers!
Read Reviews and Product Descriptions
This step is a must when you've not bought anything from this seller before! Scroll down to the bottom of the page on a product you're thinking of purchasing, there's a review section that allows you to see what other buyers think about the quality of the product or even have photos of the product posted.
Check Refunds and Warranties
Most of the time cheaper items won't allow refunds, but if the seller is extremely confident with the authenticity of their items then you can expect a refund option. Another tip would be to check the warranties to make sure the brand/ seller has to be able to replace damaged goods or non-working products that have been shipped out to you. Shopee and Lazada both have a return policy of 15 days to protect buyers!
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