You’re looking for a new baby retailer, but you’re concerned about what to buy?
Here are a few suggestions.1.
The new baby can’t wait for the store to open, so shop locally1.
A baby doesn’t know how to shop online.
If a new retailer opens up, you might have to pick up your shopping habits.
If you can’t find a store near you, try checking with a local mom-and-pop shop or a friend or family member.2.
A retailer doesn’t have a website yet.
If it’s been months since you last visited a store, that may be a sign the store doesn’t yet have a dedicated page for baby clothes or toys.
If that’s the case, ask the store about their online presence and if there’s anything you can find that’s different than the site.3.
You’re buying clothes that you’re not comfortable with.
If the new baby has a big wardrobe, you may want to start shopping for baby gear.
The best way to get into that phase is to get help from a baby clothing retailer, a family friend or the local health department.4.
You don’t have any money in your account.
The retailer might have a store credit card or a debit card, but the credit card is usually the biggest obstacle to shopping.
Ask the store if they can offer a cash back program or if they offer cash back at the checkout.5.
You haven’t shopped in a while.
If shopping in stores is a constant struggle, you’re likely to buy more than you can fit in your shopping bag.
Instead, try to shop at the local store.6.
You want to shop for the baby.
When a new parent moves in, they’ll likely have a new wardrobe and need to shop to fit into the clothes they’ve brought along with them.
If your store is new, you should be prepared to start taking inventory.7.
The store doesn, or isn’t, accepting credit cards.
If they’re accepting a credit card, the cashier will be required to tell you if the card is accepted or not.
If not, ask if the store is accepting cash back, if you have to pay the cash back before you can use the store’s credit card.8.
You have a baby in the house.
The cashier might be able to give you a discount on your purchases, but it’s best to shop in the home department first, especially if the baby is nursing.9.
You shop in your local area, not the country.
If there are lots of stores close by, it’s easy to shop locally and skip the national chains.
The baby will likely have to wait for a few days to shop.