The Top 3 Online Shopping Tricks Brands Don’t Want You to Know!

Shopping is not a process anymore; it is an industry. It has its way, lingo, and loopholes. No brand can do everything on its own – and that’s where pro-shopping tricks come in.

Let me explain. We all know that coupons, vouchers, and discount codes are going to save you money. If you are clever, you might compare the same product amongst different brands for the best price.

Yet, that is only scratching the surface of the real savings. Let’s talk about the top 3 tricks that can get you an extra layer of discount on that same cart next time.

Abandonment Cart Trick

One thing that e-commerce brands hate is an abandoned cart. If I were to write a book on e-commerce marketing, one whole chapter would be on how to recover your abandoned carts.

You can use this to your advantage. How? It’s simple, abandon your cart. Usually, brands have automation set in place to recover abandoned carts. You’d get a few reminder emails, and then a discount email – just to make sure a cart is not abandoned.

One thing to make sure of is that the brand has your email. You can subscribe to their newsletter to make sure of that. If they don’t have your email, the automation would not work.

You can even try this trick on Mandujour – and see what happens for yourself.

Newsletter & Loyalty Programs

On average – around 70% of shoppers never subscribe to newsletters. They don’t want promotional emails and distractions. But for a brand, adding another name to its list is important.

It translates to a new potentially “long-term” customer. Thus, even if you are not looking to be a long-term customer – take a minute and subscribe to their loyalty program, email newsletter – or sign up.

Usually, brands have an automation set in place to welcome you with a special discount. Otherwise, you can wait a few days to get a discount. At Mandujour we offer a flat 10% off all year long for anyone who subscribes to our newsletter.

Simply Ask – It Rarely Fails

This is not going to work for Amazon – but would work for all local and small businesses in your country. The trick is to email or message customer support and asks them if they have a discount going on.

Otherwise, tell them to give you a discount. You’d be surprised how many times this trick is going to save you.

Brands usually have special discount coupons set in place for VIP customers, or people who have received a wrong order – or as an incentive in a hidden email campaign. If you ask, the person on the other end of the chat is going to see you as a potential customer – and they’d not want you “not” to convert.


When it comes to online shopping, or how to save money while shopping online – these tricks are pro-level but barely scratch the surface. We have a special guide coming up with over 30 ways to save money while shopping online for the holiday season. (Subscribe to our newsletter to get the update).  

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