So you’re already a seasoned expert in the principles of online shopping. (If not, study up; we won’t tell.) But now it’s time for a master-level course on navigating the ever-changing, ever-intensifying playing field of Net-a-Porters, Amazons, and all those indie e-boutiques that are bookmarked in your Google Chrome.
We enlisted a few experts to share their most pro of pro tips — as in, the ones they use to score free shipping and a discount, learn about deals before the rest of the world, analyze a product description and photo like a CSI forensic scientist, and nail the most optimum deal on anything from handbags to flared jeans.
Click through to learn these crucial, next-level hacks — because there’s so much more to smart shopping than just free shipping.