Our Aims Get Caerphilly Online works with local groups and organisa7ons to provide free computer sessions to people who want get online, learn how to use the web and realise its beneﬁts. Get Caerphilly Online combines a number of projects in the county all aimed at helping individuals, community groups and enterprises get online.
Why it’s important?
49,285* Digitally Excluded in Caerphilly
th 15 Worse in Wales Based on % Popula7on
* Experian 2011
4.25 m illion Disabled people have never
been online: this means that more than half of all UK ci7zens who have never used the internet are disabled.
* Go On Gold
Top Reasons to Get Online
Access to Support Services
Access to Opportuni7es
What do we deliver?
What do we deliver? • Taster Sessions – Internet Taster • Structured Sessions – First Click, Second Click • CreaHve Sessions – Photography, history, animaHon, digital stories • BT Internet Rangers • Universal Credit Pilot • Flexible, appropriate, informal • Speciﬁcally for people who have li8le or no ICT/ Online skills
Shopping / Saving Money Online
More than eight million Britons are missing out on bumper savings because they have never gone online. This session will show you how you can cash in on some of the internet’s top ways to save money.
There are a number of websites that oﬀer cash back if you do your online shopping through them. These include: www.topcashback.co.uk. hZp://www.quidco.com/ hZp://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/ MoneySavingExpert has a useful ar7cle hZp://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/cashback-‐ websites
There are many websites that supply voucher codes, for example: www.vouchercodes.co.uk/ www.discountvouchers.co.uk hZp://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk/ as well as the usual price comparison websites like www.moneysupermarket.com/ and hZp://www.moneysavingexpert.com/ It is worth having an email address so you can sign up for weekly e-‐newsleZers no7fying you about the latest vouchers and discount codes to help you save money.
TIP: Before you buy something online, look for an online voucher code that will get you further discounts. Many of the bigger name stores and brands will have online vouchers you can save money with. You should always check just in case! When shopping before you press the ‘buy now’ buZon, check and see if there is a box for a discount code. If there is you should do a search for a voucher code. Into Google, type something like “product name discount code” or “voucher code for product name” and explore the links Google throws up
Price Comparison sites
These websites allow you to compare prices for u7li7es,
insurance, credit cards and bank loans, and many allow you to compare shopping prices too. To compare u7lity prices you will need to know how much you spend on bills, what u7lity tariﬀ you are on etc. Here’s a video showing you how to do an energy price check: hZp://www.youtube.com/watch? v=IKdwHE7Cws8&feature=youtu.be&noredirect=1
Price comparison sites:
hZp://www.gocompare.com/ hZp://www.moneysupermarket.com hZp://www.comparethemarket.com hZp://www.uswitch.com/ hZp://www.confused.com
** hZp://www.moneysavingexpert.com** this is an all-‐round great site for comparing prices, geing advice and saving money – the e-‐newsleZer is worth signing-‐up to!
‘Daily Deal’ Websites
Deal websites are great if there is something you are speciﬁcally looking for. However, just because something is listed at a huge discount doesn’t actually make it a bargain or worth buying. If you don’t need it it’s not a bargain, no maZer what the price! hZp://www.livingsocial.com/ hZp://www.groupon.co.uk/ hZp://www.hotukdeals.com/ hZp://www.pricegrabber.co.uk/ Amazon also have a sec7on ‘Todays Deals’ and Lightning Deals’
Money advice service hZp://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/ -‐ This is a great website for geing ﬁnancial advice in all diﬀerent situa7ons. They also have a free online Financial Health Check A new website from the Wales Co-‐opera7ve Centre. hZp://www.moneymadeclearwales.org/
Finally, some more Hps…
Shop around. If you have seen something you like in a ‘bricks and mortar’ shop, don’t just check the price on the shop’s website, check other websites too for the same item. Use Google Shopping to make price comparisons. This can be useful even if you are planning on buying from a shop and not online. It is can be worth subscribing to daily or weekly price comparison, voucher code and deal site e-‐newsleZers in order to get regular updates about special oﬀers.
Take Shipping Costs into ConsideraHon
Some7mes you may ﬁnd a product online at a great price, but then discover the retailer charges a huge amount for shipping. It may be more beneﬁcial to pay more for the product if the company charges less for shipping. Watch for promo7ons where companies will oﬀer half-‐oﬀ or free shipping.
If you're shopping for a certain date like Christmas, a birthday or anniversary, plan ahead. It usually takes a few extra days to shop online because the product has to be shipped to your home.
Ask for Help
Most shopping sites have an email address, phone number or online chat so you can contact customer service. If you're not sure what model number to get or exactly what you need—just ask. Online retailers are more than willing to provide assistance. Just a few minutes of inquiry can save headaches and weeks of shipping 7me.
Read Product Reviews
Before making a purchase, especially a big one, it is a good idea to research the product. There are a number of professional review sites including hZp://www.pricegrabber.co.uk/ And hZp://www.which.co.uk/ You can also look for reviews wriZen by consumers to get a buyer's perspec7ve. It takes just a few minutes to read about the products and it's 7me well spent.
How to buy wholesale
You can save a fortune buying food in bulk: hZp://digitalunite.com/guides/shopping-‐banking/online-‐shopping/how-‐ buy-‐wholesale
How to Sell using eBay
eBay is a popular shopping website where individuals and businesses can buy and sell new and second-‐hand items. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to sell a single item on eBay. The ﬁrst 7me you do this, you’ll need to create a ‘seller’s account’, but once this is done, any future sales will be much easier hZp://digitalunite.com/guides/shopping-‐banking/making-‐money-‐online/ how-‐sell-‐on-‐ebay
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Angharad Dalton email@example.com 07941 754543 @getconline