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Benefits of Shopping Online

Many people can’t seem to give up the “touch and feel” shopping mentality and have to buy items from a conventional storefront. However, there are some great benefits to online shopping.

1)      Convenience
Shopping online is extremely convenient.  You don’t have to worry about long lines or the gas it takes to drive from store to store.  Plus, you’re not limited to store hours. Day or night, you can shop when you want.

2)      Gift Shipping
Do you have relatives or friends you buy for who live out of town?  It can be quite a hassle to go to a store, buy a present, package it just right, and then wait in a post office line.  With online shopping, you can ship your purchase directly to the recipient.

3)      Better Prices
You might find that there are better prices online because items may come directly from the manufacturer.  Discount coupons, online rebates, and free shipping deals are also great benefits of online shopping!

4)      No Up Selling
If you cave under pressure from sales clerks, it might be a good idea to start buying online.  It’s easy to buy a more expensive item or more gifts than we intend when a sales clerk advertises all of the “benefits.”  With online shopping, sales pressure is one less thing to worry about.

5)      Price Comparison
Do you ever find yourself visiting one store and buying a certain item, only to go to another store later and find that the same item is cheaper there?  If so, you may get into the hassle of returning the original item and buying the new item.  With online shopping, comparing prices is easy and you don’t have to get in and out of your car.  You can also read reviews online that aren’t available in stores.

Posted: 12/13/2011 with 0 comments

Categories: Finances, Saving, Spending

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