Do your homework
The first and most important tip is to ensure that you do all the necessary research—by visiting stores and portals. Next, ensure that the site you propose to make your purchase from is verified, tried and tested. “Buy products only from trusted portals; references from friends and family still count,” avers Saurabh Ailawadi, Founder, gulmoharlane.com. Also, if you’ve liked a product at a store, make sure you check the brand’s website for better deals and offers. It’s always better to purchase a product from an online store or brand’s e-portal as opposed to third-party websites, which are hard to verify and may not be of the best quality. “When searching for a furniture store, look for one that matches your sense of style, this way you have more to choose from as you browse,” explains Rushabh Sanghavi, Vice President, Product Strategy & Design, Urban Ladder.