With the Christmas festivities on the way, it’s easy to get mixed up in all the commotion. You need to buy presents for your family, decorations, prepare food and the right atmosphere. And of course, you need to provide the most important element: a nice, green Christmas tree. Finding the right tree is not always easy, especially when there’s a dozen of other people like you looking for the same item. It’s no surprise so many folks resort to online shopping. It’s easier and faster, but is it safer? How can one avoid scams and get the product of their desire? Read on to learn how to effectively shop for a Christmas tree online.
This is perhaps the first thing that any online shopper does and should do. Before buying a Christmas tree, make it a point to read the reviews on the certified commercial website. Then go to a different website and read reviews for the same product. 80% of people believe online reviews. Sometimes site staff will publish fake positive reviews just to make the product more seem attractive and you don’t need that. Any product sold online should be researched in depth before purchased. Reviews from buyers, will tell you if the Christmas tree is sturdy enough, if it looks good and how well it lasted the year before. Some trees are tougher than others. A fine example of this is the Nordmann Fir, with barely drops any needles.
You cannot physically check the stand length while shopping online. Be sure to read descriptions and check for measurements. Choose a tree that has a stand made of metal over plastic. The stand width should be proportionate to the height of the tree as well as the screws, in order to adjust the trunk to stand tall. Most online sites have a section that holds measurements. Some sellers even offer installation services and provide their own stands, which is definitely convenient if you feel you lack time, or the proper skills and tools. While the installation process itself, is not that complicated, it does require some efforts if you are the one doing it.
Calculate Your Dimensions
This is one of the most crucial points to keep in mind while shopping online. Do not get carried away with attractive photographs, and end up ordering the wrong size. First, measure how high your ceiling is. Ponder over how high you would like your Christmas tree to stand this year. Measure the dimensions of the spot where the tree will sit. Now, compare the dimensions of your short-listed trees, and pick one that will stand tall and regal in your living room! Check this guide on how to chose the right size Christmas tree for more details.
Decorated or Not
Decorating your Christmas tree might be a no brainer, but you’d be surprised to find out how many people order decorating services, in addition to standard Christmas tree delivery. According to many London companies who participate in online tree delivery, a great deal of working people barely have any free time. A great deal of presents, aside from Christmas trees, are also ordered online and not purchased on site.
So you’re set! Whether you are rehearsing an elaborate Christmas dinner in your mind, or eagerly awaiting a drop from an online store (praying to the stars that you got your room’s height correct), the splendor of it all cannot be denied! Plan ahead and enjoy Christmas cuddling up with your family around your amazing Christmas Tree! Be sure to listen to some jolly music and watch a classic Christmas flick such as Home Alone.