How to Save Money Shopping Online this Christmas

How to Save Money Shopping Online this Christmas
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Christmas is just around the corner, so if you haven’t started shopping for your loved ones yet, you better get a move on! We understand that it can be a very expensive time of year, which is why we thought we’d provide a few tips on how you can save money when shopping online this Christmas.

Use the tips below to save money on your Christmas purchases.
Use the tips below to save money on your Christmas purchases.

Check voucher websites and social media

Looking to save an extra few pennies here and there your Christmas purchases? Find discounts online by typing the store name into a search engine and following it up with keywords like ‘discount codes’ or ‘online vouchers.’ There are a number of different voucher websites you can browse to find great deals online but it’s also worth checking social media for codes other shoppers have shared too!

Sign up for newsletters

Some online stores will send you a one-off discount voucher just for signing up to their newsletter service. There’s nothing to say you can’t sign up for the newsletter, use your voucher and then unsubscribe after Christmas, so use this to your advantage! 

Compare prices

If you want to make sure you get the best deal on a Christmas gift, use a comparison website or Google Shopping to check the prices. Just be aware that whilst some stores may price their products more favourably they may charge you extra shipping costs!

Don’t forget your loyalty points

Christmas is one of the best times of year to use the loyalty points you have been saving up. Most stores will allow you to use your loyalty points on their Christmas products and some will even offer you extra incentives to do so (such as doubling your points).

Use our parcel forwarding service to save money on your international Christmas deliveries.
Use our parcel forwarding service to save money on your international Christmas deliveries.

Use our parcel forwarding service

UK ecommerce stores often charge their international customers expensive shipping fees. If you are looking to save money on Christmas purchases from UK websites this year, why not use our parcel forwarding service? Simply sign up to Parcel Flow for free and we will supply you with your own UK delivery address to use when buying your Christmas gifts online. By using a UK address, you will be able to benefit from much cheaper (and sometimes even free) delivery charges.

Your parcel will then be sent to our depot and we will organise for one of our trusted couriers to deliver it to you. Seeing as we ship out large volumes of orders on a day-to-day basis, we benefit from excellent shipping discounts, which we pass on to you, our loyal customers!

Another way we can help you save money on your online shopping this Christmas is by consolidating your items. When they are sent to our depot, we can store them safely until your other orders arrive and then ship them together.  This will save you having to pay delivery charges twice! If required, we will also repack your items together so you can benefit from lower shipping costs.

What’s even better is that we offer free handling the first time you use our service and have a loyalty scheme, where you can collect points to save money on future handling and shipping costs.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up to Parcel Flow today to start saving!


There are plenty of ways you can save money on your online purchases this Christmas – it’s just about being a savvy shopper! For more information about our parcel forwarding service please visit our FAQ page. If your question hasn’t been answered there, feel free to drop us an email –


From all of the team here at Parcel Flow we hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New year!


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