The Benefits of Online Shopping
Make Life Easier – The Benefits of Shopping Online
With most everyday things undergoing a revolution courtesy of technology and well, the internet, it’s no surprise that people are now able to buy their month’s groceries without leaving the couch.
Shopping online is one of the most efficient ways of getting what you need without hitting the mall and probably getting hit with a trolley, and with everything available at your fingertips it’s pretty easy to see why people are choosing this method of shopping. We can also share 4 advantages here on how to save time and money when shopping online.
bye bye trolley bumps
If you’re still on the fence about swapping your Saturday morning supermarket trips for online shopping on the couch with your muesli and coffee, keep reading for the pros and cons of the pursuit and also keep in mind that we regularly have ready-to-hit-the runway sales!
- Best Price
- Open 24/7
- Less Pressure
- No more shy Buys
- Search and you Shall Find
- No more being bumped by trollies
- Less exposure to germs
- You cant be pickpocketed
- You dont loose your belongings
- No need to put in petrol
- No need to walk through the sweet section
- Not seeing the iteam in person before buying
- Waiting for your order
PROS to Shopping Online
Ever had to rush after work to get to the store on time? Not when you shop online. Online stores are open 24/7 and there’s no moody cashier you have to deal with when you whip out your coupon. Also, rainy days are no factor when shopping online. In fact, the feeling of euphoria and achievement you get when you purchase all you need (and want, and don’t need) without setting a foot outside the door is better than when you get a sausage bite in the meat aisle from the promo lady.
"Online stores are open 24/7"
Online business owners know that people search for a better deal online, one day only deals or daily deals so to give you what you’re looking for and in hopes of gaining a loyal customer, they make use of their hordes of customer data to figure out just what the right price is. Oftentimes that means being able to shave a bit off their margins here and there. Another reason that prices are usually lower online than they are in store is because the products come straight from the manufacturer so there’s no middleman. But, you know, if you’d rather walk around to different stores in the mall to match prices…let’s all laugh together. Keep in mind that we offer the BEST prices in South Africa.
"products come straight from the manufacturer"
One of the greatest benefits of shopping online is the huge variety of goodies that are available to you right there and then. Stores can only hold so many items on their racks and everyone knows how confident you need to be in yourself to ask the assistant to check for something at the back. Don’t want to buy it now? Pop it in your wishlist. If stock on the site is limited for that specific item, it might be sold by the time you decide to get it, but you can be sure to find it at another online store. Also, it beats asking the sales assistant to keep the last top for you only for it to be gone twenty minutes later. Talk about trust issues.
"No more searching on the deepest, darkest rails"
Say goodbye to that never-ending battle between you and the sweets that stare at you while you’re waiting in line to pay. Sure, having everything displayed out in front of you on a screen can also be tempting, but it’s easier to simply scroll to the next page than it is to dodge assistants trying to get you to buy things you really don’t need or even want. Also, when you log onto eCommerce sites, you can easily set the viewing setting to display the cheaper items first so you don’t have to go through endless items (and temptation) trying to find the best deal.
"No need? No, thank you"
No More Shy Buys
Staring at weird ornaments, lingerie or even rash cream can get you all kinds of awkward glances, but you can banish that and stare at weird things all day until you’re ready to buy it when you shop online. You’re basically doing all your shopping privately as it’s only you and the person packing your goods that knows what you bought, so shop guilt-free and pop all those random things in your cart.
Search and You Shall Find
You’re looking for a raspberry-hued, pleated skirt with a floral pattern in a midi length – try explaining that to seven different shop assistants. If you’re hyperventilating, stop imagining. Physically trying to find a certain item at several different stores is tiring physically, emotionally and most probably psychologically, too. When you shop online, you can find whatever you’re looking for with the handy dandy search bar, and you can take all the time you need to choose between the satisfying results that probably only took you ten seconds to find.
"Never mind I'll find something like you"
Although shopping online is super convenient, there are a few cons that might be holding you back:
Not Seeing the Item in Person Before You Buy
Most of the time people steer away from online shopping because they aren’t certain of the feel, quality or fit of the item. However, returning an item that you aren’t satisfied with is fairly easy and even then you don’t have to leave your house to send the item back.
Waiting For Your Order
Sure, waiting sucks, but free delivery usually takes three to five business days to arrive and for an extra fee, you can get your order in as little as three hours – well, if you shop with Zando at least. When your order does arrive, it’s like an early Christmas, unless it arrives in December, when it is actually Christmas.
"When your order does arrive, it’s like an early Christmas"
The bottom line is that shopping online is here to stay and whether you hop onto an online store right after reading this or you’re still iffy about the idea, eventually the convenience of ordering online will have you waiting at your door for your order the second you hit BUY! If you are now ready to shop online, read more here on how to shop online.