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Advantages Of Online Shopping

Advantages

Endless Opportunity

The internet offers endless opportunities for consumers. Gone are the days of having to walk from store to store looking for the newest pair of shoes. You can nearly access infinite amounts of information while sitting in the comfort of your own home. It’s truly amazing the possibilities the internet offers. Remember, shelf space doesn’t exist with the internet and neither do business hours. You can shop when you please at your own convenience.

Comparison Shopping

Find something you like? Great! Now start looking for a better deal. Sites like Amazon.com and many more, offer a myriad of options providing you with different price ranges to choose from. You can pay for a brand new guitar or a used one. It’s up to you. You’re able to pay whatever price best suits your current need. Online shopping is a “bargain shoppers” dream come true.

Check The Reviews

Never purchase anything without checking on the reviews first. Are they always 100% accurate? No. However, they should give you a good indication of what you’re going to be paying for. Again, sites like Amazon.com and many more, will actually provide you with reviews of the item you’re looking to purchase. In fact, I’d suggest using reviews in all forms of shopping; whether online or actually in-store. Just be sure to remember to bring your smartphone.

No Pressure

Not having to deal with a salesman can make the world of a difference. We’ve all dealt with a pushy salesman that keeps forcing the issue and overwhelms you with a barrage of sales tactics. Obviously, this issue is non-existent when shopping online.

Online Shopping

Disadvantages

Questions

If you have questions about the product that aren’t readily available online, you’re likely out of luck. You’ll either need to contact them through email or call on the phone. While most online shopping takes place after “work hours” most customer service agents have gone home for the day and you’ll have to wait until tomorrow.

Fitting

For obvious reasons, you aren’t able to try on that piece of clothing/apparel you’re hoping to purchase. Be sure to know your measurements before-hand and make sure you’re familiar with the brand your purchasing and how they fit their clothing. Otherwise, this could turn out to be a bad experience.

Conclusion

Despite the few disadvantages to online shopping, the advantages present a clear winner. Ease of use / no hassle, comparison / bargain shopping, all within the convenience of your own home? Sounds like a winning equation.

Jared Edwards