Offline Shopping, A Thing Of The Past?
When consumers make purchases, they most often are impacted by something someone said to them substantially more than any ad. A lot of people ask around about something before they purchase to get their recommendations on who to buy it from, and to see if their friends or family members have bought the thing. Why don't people listen to advertisements?
It's possible for you to find anything online, anything meaning literally almost whatever you can imagine. Best part of it, you can buy it and get it sent right to your front door. For the most part I buy clothes online, my favorite website is ModCloth.com. Because they do not have a shopfront modCloth is a pioneer in online shopping, they entirely sell through their website. Though many stores offer both a brick and mortar place together with a website I think visiting their website for purchasing is the better option. Let me get into why I think so.
Shopping Online - Living in the City
Living in the city means you most likely have access to some, if not many shops to select from. But living in the city also means you might not have a car, like myself. Automobiles are not necessary whenever you stay so close to everything and have public transportation accessible; but a car is necessary if you prefer to shop, particularly when the shop is across town or you may need a car based on what you wish to purchase. I have a large dog (a really sweet Boxer Pitbull mix) and he needs easiest way for me to get his food is to have it sent right to my house. large bags of dog food so the. Petco.com offers all their items online, and some at cheaper prices.
Shopping Online - Living inside the Country
You stay within the state, how exquisite! You most likely have a car, but you probably do not have access to all the stores like those that live-in or near towns. Thats fine since they've made it so internet marketing will come to you. Most places even send to PO Boxes, conditioned upon the merchandise.
This must be one of my favorite things about shopping online over going to a brick and mortar location. The variety of merchandise! Online, not only is there a selection of products (width) there is also greater choices of every product, such a different shades (depth) that simply can't be matched to a storefront location. This primarily has to do with space availablility. In a store only so much can be held at any given location, but anything you get online is held a warehouse. Generally, companies have a main warehouse from where they ship everything bought online. So even if you prefer to shop at a store and they are outside of the size or the color you needed, visit the website! Maybe you'll start shopping online more:)
Take Your Sweet Time
So I could be indecisive. Once I find something I like I sometimes can not determine if I actually like it, want it or need it. I need time to consider it, especially with clothes or perhaps a duvet cover, not too much with products like dog food or baby wipes. Shopping online allows you to put items on the want list or in your shopping cart. You can always come back again to these items, and so long as you are signed into your account the products will always be there when you come back. Being in a shop virtually gives me stress, not because I'm agoraphobic, but I feel hurried and decisions have to be made. On the web I can look at products today and buy them tomorrow, no rush!
No Annoying Sales Associates
I value the help once I want it, but don't take care of the sales people constantly asking me questions, so close they make me feel they came along with them to shop. I understand they're doing their job, but I like when they leave me alone but remain approachable so if I do want them they're available. This is precisely how it is online, they're a click, email or even phone call away to assist you with anything you may have questions about.
Avoid People All Together
I enjoy people, but not in big crowds. Sometimes you rather simply not need to speak to anybody. Shopping online is just one of the simplest method to prevent people or crowds, especially great for vacations and weekends. Why does anyone even go anywhere on Black Friday anymore? Most major companies utilize Cyber Monday to offer the same deals on the internet, and I have found Cyber Monday generally lasts throughout the week. I love to even order pizza on the internet, it cuts out having to speak to someone on the telephone.
The Site is Never Closed
Now that I think about it, I probably do most my shopping late night. The site is never closed so wether you're a night owl or even a morning person (the really early morning person, you early shops aren't even open but) you can are awake so shop whenever you need!! You should not watch for the place to open.
Shipping Costs vs Fuel Costs
Shopping online usually includes having to pay-for shipping. Shipping charges have consistently been cheaper than any price I've paid to fill up a tank of gas, except before 2007 (which is when I actually started driving at age 17).. You might be saving money to yourself by staying at home and shopping instead of growing inside your vehicle and driving however much you must go. A lot of websites even offer free shipping on orders totaled over a certain dollar amount such as $50, $75 or $100. Before checking out I always Google coupons or discounts for the special website since you can sometimes qualify for things like free shipping or discounts.
Waiting For the Bundle
This must be the most interesting part about online shopping, and friends of mine have stated the same! When I was pregnant with my son I was receiving bundles all of the time; things I was purchasing for your infant and things people were sending me from what they purchased off my infant registry. It really is like a present, getting a bundle has always been exciting.