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Saturday, 18 April 2015

Top 10 Reasons to Shop Online

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Online services have continuously evolved to meet the changing needs of society.  Today, countless chores get swiftly ticked off check lists — making banking payments, settling utility bills, ordering meals for deliveries and even finishing your weekly grocery list — with just a few clicks on the mouse.

Online shopping is definitely a convenient and relaxing way to get your errands done, whether you’re looking to buy accessories to match your new party outfit or getting your weekly shop. Another perk of the highly competitive online landscape is numerous deals and excellent promos.

So, why put yourself through all the hassle of finding good bargains in the mall with all the attendant problems of sore feet and aching arms, when you can do it online wherever you are, whenever you want. Here are some good reasons to choose online shopping

10.   Flexible payment options

Online transactions allow an array of payment options such as credit cards, PayPal, Google Check out, COD, Moneybookers, Western Union and lots more. This is a good alternative in case you’re not liquid.

9.      Variety of items available online

Do not waste your time scouring random places to find nice antique earrings, one-of-a-kind custom-made jewelry or a chic halter top. Sit down, go online and search for the items you are looking for.

8.      Money-back guarantee

Most online sellers have a fair exchange policy, an acceptable warranty period and even a money-back guarantee.  They give customer guarantees to help build their credibility, gain goodwill and promote good customer feedback.

7.      Best bargains

Many budding entrepreneurs choose to launch their businesses online because of lower start-up costs. With this in mind, great finds and better deals are usually up for grabs.  Online sellers usually give lower prices on trendy items because they have minimized expenses in running their business.

6.      No Crowd to Avoid

Black Friday is the busiest shopping day in the US — usually set a day after Thanksgiving. Many retailers open their stores as early as 4 am to accommodate excited shoppers, they consequently accumulate large crowds and huge amounts of traffic, which can make it hard to make your way around. With the internet, you’ll never have that problem.

5.      Accessible online reviews and feedback

Window shopping is good exercise, but sometimes disappointing. While walking through the mall, you see a vibra-waist massager claiming to flatten your tummy in just seven days. You buy it and realize it was all a big joke. Online shopping allows you to check consumer reviews and feedback, which will help you, make more informed decisions.

4.      Top online stores to keep in mind

Websites like Amazon and eBay are probably two most popular online stores. Amazon has an excellent reputation for under-cutting prices on Main Street and offering free delivery on promo items. Sites like eBay, on the other hand, offer ‘pre-loved’ goods at a cheaper price. It is the perfect place to buy used designer bags, as prices are slashed drastically and you are likely to get a good deal.

3.      No more impulse buying

At one point, we’ve all waited in line to pay for an item with our beady eye on a selection of cool trinkets like alcoholic cola, funky furry pens or foldable earphones. These spontaneous, last minute buys can add another digit to your bill. But when you shop online, your shopping basket keeps tabs at how much your bill is. And if you picked the wrong thing, you won’t have to deal with the embarrassment or hassle of returning the item to aisle X.

2.      Convenience

Rather than elbowing your way through a crowd of frenzied shopaholics and standing in line at the checkout for ages, you can choose online shopping which allows you to make instant purchases — it’s much more relaxing.  Say, for instance, if you have to get a whole list of items, you always end up having to stop for grease-pumped fast food or an overpriced mocha frap. If you are at home, you save time and reduce all these to one step.

1.      You’ll save on gas

Shopping online is the perfect way to save money on gas, and to help sustain our environment. Thanks to online shopping, you won’t have to fill up your car with gas, drive to the mall, and then pay for a parking ticket. You can simply relax in the comfort of your own home and shop — all in one step. Even if you carpool with your friends to save on fuel, shopping from home is much, much cheaper and more convenient. Which brings us to point #2.

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