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Things you need to know about shopping online

Online shopping has to be one of the greatest inventions ever. Whether you’re looking for a hot outfit for a date night or an action-packed novel, all you’ll need is the internet and a credit/debit card and your item will be delivered right to your doorstep. And the best part is you can do all your shopping at 3 am while stuffing your face with cold pizza and wearing curlers in your hair. Can life get any better than this?

Shopping online has made life easier for everyone. You get to avoid the crowds in a shopping mall stacked with people bumping into you and stepping on your toes. And you won’t have to deal with spending 15 minutes searching for parking.

Here are a few things you should know about shopping online.

Convenience

Shopping online is convenient because you don’t have to go to a busy mall that’s bustling with people. You can do it from the comfort of your home. You don’t have to get out your bed and change out of your pyjamas. You can stay in your house and order online.

Mixed bag

You’ll also have a wide variety of products to choose from. It could range from panties online to strange things like plastic human skulls. Seriously, what don’t they sell?

Save time

Shopping online makes life easier because you save a lot of time. If you have a long list of items you want to buy, you can search on the internet for what you want and, with a click of a button, you’ll receive it in a few days. You’ll also be able to avoid the extremely long queues you might encounter in shopping malls that could become time-consuming.

Save on expenses

You could find yourself in the food court in a mall surrounded by tantalising smells that’ll have you reaching for your wallet. Food cravings and smells go hand in hand and just a whiff of delicious food could leave you spending money you didn’t budget on. Shopping online will help you cut back on these unnecessary costs.

The best thing about shopping online is that you don’t have to take one step outside your house. Petrol is also expensive and when you buy online, you’ll be able to save the money you would have paid for fuel.

Parking

When you purchase products online, you’ll avoid parking wars. During the weekend, malls are usually congested with cars and it’s usually hard to find parking space. If you order online you can skip out on the madness.

Online promotions

There are usually great deals, discounts and promotions when you purchase your goods online that could save you a few cents.

Prices

When you go to a shopping centre, it’s usually too much effort to compare product prices from different stores. But when you’re shopping online you have a wide variety of products to compare without having to walk around the mall.

 

Reviews

You’ll also be able to see reviews from other customers and what their thoughts are on the product. You’ll get to see if the product you’re buying is worth your money. And if you read a number of customer complaints about the product, there’s a probability you’ll also find something wrong with it. Customer reviews can protect you from making a purchase that you’ll end up regretting.

 

Disadvantages

 

Time span

You could want to use an item immediately and ordering online often means you’ll have to wait for a certain period before you get it. But when you buy your item from the mall, the gratification is instant.

 

Difference

The item you ordered might not look like it did online. For example, you could order a dress and it looks turquoise on screen but when you get it, it’s sky blue. If you’re at a shop you get to see and feel the dress you want to buy, you can try it on to see if it’s the perfect fit.

Sometimes clothes can look good on a hanger but when you try them on, it’s a different story.

Sampling

When people buy books in bookstores, they’ll usually read a few pages before they decide on their selection. But when you buy online, you don’t get that option and you might just buy a book that you’ll find difficult to read.

You can order what you want anywhere you’re at in the world. Online shopping has made it easy to get what you want without setting a foot outside your house. Talk about convenience!