The internet has greatly changed all of our lives. No longer are we confined to purchasing our products from local retail stores, limiting our choices to what is in stock at a given time.
Now we have an endless world full of exciting styles and designs to choose from. And it's a blast!
Purchasing cushion covers online is, however, not without its risks. Many websites are not ready to deal with paying customers, offering them a subpar customer service, sending out products that do not fit product pictures or, even worse, use an unprotected payment gateway!
Do you wonder how to avoid these risks? Have you ever asked yourself:
- How do I know if my online payment is secure?
- Can stores that sell cushion covers internationally be trusted?
- How do I make sure I've found the best price for a particular cushion cover or throw pillow case?
- What elements do I need to pay attention to in order to spot a legitimate seller?
- What about shipping and possible returns?
Then you have come to the right place. Shopping cushion covers online is a thrilling journey, and we will be your guide to safety!
One of the most important factors that come into play during online shopping, is a smooth and safe payment transaction.
Many e-commerce websites and brands are not fully aware of the dangers that come with online selling. They process payments through unprotected gateways on vulnerable platforms.
At cemavi, we chose to host our store on Shopify, one of the world's most trusted and safest hosting platforms available to brands that truly care about their consumers'online wellbeing.
This means that all pages on our website are protected by SSL encryption technology (read more here), ensuring your online safety when using our service.
All payments at cemavi are furthermore processed via PayPal, one of the world's most trusted and safest payment gateway providers. All transactions are therefore protected via SLL encryption and handled by PayPal themselves.
This also means that we don't have access to any of your sensitive information (e.g. credit card details), nor do we store them (see here for more information). PayPal acts as a middleman, offering you a fully secured gateway to online shopping, escrow protection and the online shopping experience you deserve.
Purchasing cushions internationally: great benefits!
Buying cushion covers and decorative pillows online, comes with many benefits. Not only do you have a much larger selection to choose from, you also don't need to worry about added taxes (both at home and abroad)!
Buying cushions internationally also allows you to take advantage of price differences amongst different markets. Simply use your favorite search engine and paste the title of your desired cushion cover. In just an instant, you'll be able to compare prices from various sources for the exact same cover.
At cemavi we offer an extensive selection of carefully curated cushion covers. Our product images were made by us, or come from the manufacturers themselves directly. This means that what you see is what you get, unlike certain stores where the product doesn't match the description.
And in the unlikely event that you are unhappy with your purchase? Then we're just a click away, ready to resolve any issues you might have.
Shipping cushion covers internationally: what to look out for!
Before buying any cushions or scatter pillows online, you must always scrutinize the seller's shipping and refund policy. You don't want to be confronted with an unpleasant surprise at checkout, or end up with an unsatisfactory product that you can not return.
At cemavi we offer free international shipping on all of our products. This means you can browse all of our cushions, throw pillows and blankets with ease, knowing that the price you see on our collection pages is the same as the price at checkout. There's simply no hidden fees!
Always pay close attention to refund policies when shopping online. If you purchase a product that can not be returned or will cost you a lot of money to ship back, you might lose out on a lot of money.
Money that might make your online bargain a complete no gain.
This is why we believe in a simple and straightforward returns and exchanges policy. You need to be able to fully enjoy your sexy cushion cover and it needs to live up to your expectations. A cushion cover that doesn't add the desired style and flair to your room or sofa, is worthless after all.
With our 30 day returns policy, you will always have the time to process any required returns, giving you that important safety net we all desire online. There's also no hidden costs: you only need to pay for shipping the product back to us.
Tips to spot a legitimate seller of cushions online
Lastly, we'd like to offer you a few general tips on how to spot a legitimate seller online:
- A trustworthy brand will never hide essential pages containing information on shipping, exchanges and returns.
- A legitimate seller shows passion for his (or her) product. They take pride in what they sell.
- Look for reviews from satisfied customers. Do they mention a smooth transaction? Does the product meet their expectations?
- Contact the seller and check their response time. Is the seller responsive and helpful? Do they enjoy sharing information about their products/brand? Then you have a winner.
- Keep an eye open for secured pages (SSL layered technology). Do they use a trustworthy payment gateway? Are there any trust badges on the website?
- What does the 'about us' page tell you? Is it a generic page without any personality, or does it share a genuine story?
Shopping online can have its risks, but as we have seen in this guide the positive elements far outweigh the negative. And with our tips, you should now be armed to venture on the world wide web and conclude your purchases with ease.
So go out there and enjoy hunting for stunning cushion covers, stylish blankets or sexy scatter pillows!