Shopping is one of the most pleasurable activities you can do when traveling abroad. In this post, we’ll share some common English expressions you can use while shopping.

When you shop, you usually need to have a conversation with a person at the store. Here are some key phrases that will make your shopping experience easier.

Sometimes, you want to know more about the shopping hours of the mall or store you like so you can plan your shopping trip better.

Customer: What times are you open?
Sales associate: We’re open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Customer: Are you open on Saturday?
Sales associate: Yes, we’re open on Saturday.

Customer: What time do you close?
Sales associate: We close at 6pm on Saturdays.

Often, you want to check out the goods first. When you’re not ready to buy anything yet, you can say so.

Sales associate: Can I help you?
Customer: I’m just browsing, thanks.

Sales associate: Do you need help with anything?
Customer: No, thanks. I’m just looking.

When you’re looking for something specific, you can ask for help.

Customer: Do you have any hats?
Sales associate: Yes, we do. They’re in the beachwear section.

Customer: Do sell any postcards?
Sales associate: Sorry, we don’t sell them.

Customer: Where can I find the hair products?
Sales associate: They’re on Aisle 10.

Are you ready to buy? Here are some expressions you can use.

Customer: How much are these shirts?
Sales associate: They’re on sale at $11.99 for a pack of three.
Customer: Have you got anything cheaper?
Sales associate: No, this is the cheapest pack.
Customer: Okay, I’ll take it.

Finally, when you’re ready to pay, you need to inform the sales associate how you want to pay.

Sales associate: How would you like to pay?
Customer: I prefer to pay in cash.

Customer: Do you accept credit cards?
Sales associate: Yes, we do. We accept all kinds of credit cards.

We hope you find this helpful! We’ll write more expressions next time.

Happy shopping … in English!

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