Once you have completed your order, it is a good idea to print a hard copy on a printer or, at the very least, save a digital copy of your transaction. This transaction will usually have all the details surrounding your order including the order number, what you ordered and how much you paid for the order. These details can come in handy later especially if there is a problem with your order.
- As soon as you complete the order, use the website’s print functions to print a hard copy of your order or save it as a file on your computer that you can refer to later.
- In many cases, the site will generate an email and send it to you as well containing all the information about your order. If so, hang onto this email until your order has been completed and you have received it.
- Some sites will also include a link that you can check regularly to monitor the status of your order. These links will often tell you when your order is being fulfilled and shipped. In some cases, you may receive a tracking number to track the status of your package while it is being delivered to your door.
- Keep your order number somewhere safe where you can find it easily. If you run into an issue with your order, you will need that number when you contact their customer service to resolve the problem.
Whenever you order online, be sure you save a copy of your order until you are confident that what you ordered arrives in good condition and is actually what you need. If you don’t, you could find you are stuck with something that is broken or simply doesn’t work like you thought it would rendering it useless. Keeping a printed or even digital copy of your receipt will help protect you so you can return it if necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I really need to bother printing my order?
It really depends. Most sites today will generate an email and send it to you with all your order details. However, if something happens and you do not receive this email, you will want to have all the information about the order handy just in case something goes wrong. By printing the order or saving it as a PDF file on your computer, you will have easy access to it if you need it.
How long will it take for my order to be completed?
There are many variables that determine shipping including the type of shipping you choose and where you are located. What you ordered can also affect shipping. For example, if you order something that must be custom made, you will have to wait longer to receive the item compared to something that is mass produced and in stock.
Should I keep my receipt after my order?
When you receive your order, you may be tempted to toss your receipt. However, you could run into a problem with your product several days after your order. If so, you will need a copy of your receipt to speak to customer service about your problems after it is delivered.