Pakistan has soon adopted online shopping, but the existence of unreliable online shops is preventing it from making it a common phenomenon. From the few fraud companies, we cannot say that all of them are fraud as there are quite trustable and demandable names in the beauty products industry of Pakistan like GuruApp. You can try it and set a criterion for evaluating the reliability of every online store you are interested in buying from. To help you further in online shopping, I am sharing a list of things to consider when buying beauty products online in Pakistan.
1. Shop by brand only
Beauty products are linked with your skin and personal care so you need to be extra cautious in ordering them from a specific manufacturer. There are famous national and international brands you can choose to buy beauty products. They have established businesses in the beauty care industry and follow the best quality standards. Try to find brands that discourage the use of chemicals and other ingredients that are harmful to your skin.
2. Shop from a trusted portal
Online shopping is not common in Pakistan as the presence of fraud and unreliable portals are disappointing a great part of the buyers’ community. Every online store claims to be the supplier of authentic beauty products, but they often fail to deliver exactly what they show in product images. To be on the safe side, you need to consider shopping from trusted online portals such as GuruApp. A recommended practice is to order a product of nominal price in the first order. Once you recognize the store is a reliable one, you can continue shopping afterward.
3. Buy tried and tested products
Trying any new name or brand may not suit your skin or hair. It is better to recognize your skin type and tone and find the products that have better results after you apply them to your skin and hair. Stick to a few brands when you get to know all about your care and hygiene. Stick with them and avoid testing or finding new products in pursuit of saving a few hundred rupees.
4. Ask for a sample
In the real world, we can visit the nearest store and apply a beauty product. If it goes well, we take it home. In the virtual world of the internet, you can do this by asking the seller for a sample even if it is paid. For example, if you are looking for the best foundation in Pakistan, you need to ask for a sample first. It will cost you a few rupees. Save money by first trying a small pack rather than spending a thousand rupees on a foundation that does not suffice your needs.
5. Don’t fall for low prices
It is a good practice to find alternative brands and manufacturers for beauty products in Pakistan. You get to know the price and competition in the market. However, it is an unfavorable practice in falling for low-priced products. It is the newly launched companies that are offering you the lowest prices because their entire product line of beauty care is under trial. They are trying products and getting feedback from consumers. It is better to wait and watch until the product gets social approval.
6. Return parcel if unsealed
Internet shopping is filled with a variety of frauds. You may order a beauty product and get a completely different thing. There are various people involved in the fraud. Let it be the online store, the supplier, or the courier company. Beauty products come in reliable packaging. If any part of it is unsealed, you have to return it to the delivery guy. Take your time in reviewing and stop paying until satisfied.
Buying beauty products online in Pakistan is made easier with the advent of the eCommerce portal. However, you need to be cautious in ordering products from reputable portals, prefer specific brands, stick to what suits your skin and hair, get samples for testing, avoid low-priced products and reject parcels that are opened before they reached you.