The internet is an ideal place to shop for new diamond painting kits. The range and depth of designs will satisfy your enthusiasm for the craft and leave you wanting more. In this post, you can learn a few tips on how to avoid the risks associated with buying diamond kits online.
Firstly, you will have to understand what a diamond painting kit may contain, which is usually;
- A canvas with design chart, which becomes sticky after you peel off the seal
- Colourful diamonds, they usually come with extra diamonds so that you never run out
- A plastic tray to hold the diamonds
- Diamond applicator tool or pen to pick up the diamonds
- Tub of wax or glue to insert into the tool or pen
Now let's get to the actual online shopping and how you can safely and smartly go about it.
Have an idea of what you want to buy
The internet is notorious for having endless options and shoppers getting lost in the choices. You will find thousands upon thousands of fascinating and enticing canvas paintings along with great offers.
Having options is great, but when it results in you being unable to choose, it can be a nightmare. So before you go online, think about what it is that you want.
You can write down a list of the essential things that you are looking for, like;
- Canvas design
- Price level
- Delivery time or
- Return policy
You can list anything you like, just as long as it gives you a clear idea of what would make you happy. It will make sifting through the many options so much easier and quicker for you.
Find an online store
This is the relatively easy part. An Internet search can yield several results for you. You can also ask fellow enthusiasts to give you suggestions. If you do not know anyone who is into diamond painting, then you can look for groups online.
The biggest fear that shoppers have about buying online is that they might get conned or experience lousy service.
Online shopping has now been with us for decades, and so consumers have become more astute and vocal about service delivery. You can also ask fellow enthusiasts for their opinions.
Read the return policy
Yeah, this is boring but actually important. A return policy clearly states what you can expect from the online shop should anything go wrong.
It's a great indicator of the shop's confidence in their products and the level of customer service you can expect from it should anything go wrong.
Good habits, breed good results. Considering that you are most likely going to pay online, you should be wary of giving out your personal and financial information without taking precautions. If something does not feel right, then let go, it is not worth the hassle.
Mark the delivery time and condition
Remember the return policy? Well, it usually states the grace period within which you can return a product. If you wait too long, it makes it even harder to get a return. It also usually states the condition in which returns will not be accepted.
For example, if you got the wrong canvas, but you have already pulled back the seal to reveal the glue, then the shop may not be willing to take the canvas back.
You most likely got the diamond painting kit from a small retailer. They are always keen to engage with their customers and get comments on their products along with how they can improve your shopping experience. So feel free to write them an email, it's a great way to build relationships.
Start with a small purchase to gauge how good the product and service are with your new supplier is. You can increase your purchase levels as time goes on, and you gain more confidence. With these simple tips, shopping online will be less of a hassle.