Heck, I think shopping online rocks more than Bam-Bam too! (ok, bad Flinstones joke….sorry!)
I have been a fan of shopping online since I first discovered the wonderful world of online stores. Let’s face it, we live in a digital world and some of the advantages to living in such a world is the ease of use of everything, shopping included. Here are a few of my favorite reasons why I like to shop online.
Convenience: This is a given. Not only can you shop from the convenience of your own home but it saves on gas, time from running from store to store and your sanity if you have young one’s because lets face it, shopping isn’t always fun for kids and making multiple stops can drag out the boredom and lead to meltdowns which is never fun. So I grab some Jo-Ann coupons and shop online – way easier than dragging them actually into Jo-Ann’s!
Coupons/Deals: Coupons are a big deal. They can be the difference between paying full price for an item or getting $10 off, free shipping or a certain percentage off. You can find some great deals out there and they are very easy to find. I love being able to buy a toy online using coupons and seeing it later in the store for double what I paid for it. My favorite finds are the Black Friday sales – cause they are usually the biggest savings!
Research: Researching a product before purchasing it can be very important. You don’t want to buy something that ends up being the exact opposite of what you thought or is low quality and breaks not long after you buy it. Doing your research and making sure the product is exactly what you want and reading reviews before you buy it can save you a lot of hassle of replacing it.
Organized: Never loose a receipt again. When purchasing online a receipt will typically be emailed directly to you so you’ll never have to worry about loosing a receipt, This is great for a few reasons. If you keep track of your purchases via a computer program but don’t remember the exact amount you can easily find it in your email. Also if the store you purchased online from also accepts returns in store simply print off the email so you can make your return.
Safety: There are some that are worried that their transaction isn’t safe, what if my credit card information gets hacked? Or what if I never get the order? The fabulous thing about online shopping now a days is almost everything is guaranteed. Especially if making a purchase through Paypal, they have money back guarantee and fraud protection. So if for some reason something does happen with your order you are almost always covered.
Accessibility: Unlike the mall the internet never closes! So for those of you who are night owls, or work the grave yard shift you can always shop online without the worry of your favorite store being closed. Depending on the city you live in you can even find grocery stores to shop at that will deliver your food for you.
Where are your favorite places to shop online? (Besides Amazon.com….I’m totally addicted to it too though) And where do you find the best deals?