Why You Should Stop Visiting Local Shop and Start Online Shopping
Are you still making purchases from local shop? In this post, I would like to give you some insights on why you should consider online shopping instead. I have been an early adopter and now a regular online shopper who buys from printer cartridges to shoe polish online.
Reasons are justified:
It is Cheap
First and foremost reason of shopping online is Savings.
With so many web stores on the internet, there is a cut-throat competition and almost everyone is competing on pricing.
How many times you have considered visiting more than 3 shops for comparing prices? At a point, you settle down for the one which YOU think is reasonable. In online shopping however, you can go on opening browser tabs after tabs to visit shops after shops. If that isn’t enough, we have sophisticated solutions like price comparison websites to find the cheapest online retailer.
Also, you can always find a discount coupon which can help you save few more bucks. To find a coupon, just google search the keyword “
That’s not the end, online shops offer various promotional offers which you will come to know about on checkout. Products like Magento discount extensions help webmasters setup various rules for offering discount to customers.
Free Home Delivery
You don’t have to go out chasing traffic. Though not every time, but in most of the cases, you are eligible for free home delivery of the product. Even if they ask, amount is minimal and nothing compared to the comfort and convenience of shopping offered.
Read Reviews before Purchase
In a shop, person serving you would always offer something he want to sell, not something you want to buy. If you are unaware, your decision of purchase will highly depend on what others say. In online shopping, you get to read the read reviews about the product from real customers.
Online sites have set fixed rules for return and refund of product which is generally not seen in local shops (at least in India). I have been a customer of Myntra.com for years now. Though, never faced such refund issue but once when I did, they accepted the faulty product even after the grace period mentioned in return policy.
This may certainly vary from shop to shop but with so much competition online and customers with freedom of speech on social platforms, they do worry about reputation.
No Compulsion to Buy
I have had many awkward instances when sales person tries to impose his tactics. It is not easy moving out empty hands in those situations. However, there is no such real person involved in online shopping.
Definitely, there are some things which you cannot buy online such as fuel (petrol/diesel) or shouldn’t buy online such as prescribed medicines. For other stuff, you should consider online purchase.
I hope I was convincing enough with valid reasons. Let me know what is stopping you from online shopping by commenting below.
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