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Shop in Your Pajamas: 3 Big Reasons To Shop Online
Who doesn't love a great deal? Aside from the saved money, there's nothing like the great feeling of satisfaction that comes from buying an excellent product at a very low price. Its the American Way, so it's no surprise that everyone is on the hunt for good bargains. In fact, many people have turned to online shopping for precisely that reason. Welcome to the 21st century!
1) Online Shopping Has Come A Long Way!
Online shopping has come a long way since its origins. It used to have a bad reputation for a number of reasons. Credit card numbers could be hacked. Some retailers wouldn't hold their end of the deal. Products that looked good on screen did not necessarily live up to their image in reality. Buyers also had to pay the shipping fees on top of the listed price of the product.
Nowadays, the risks are still there although they are greatly minimized. Safety measures have been reinforced to protect the buyers from both hackers and unscrupulous retailers. Products are accompanied with detailed descriptions to give a clearer picture. Shipping fees are still shouldered by buyers, although discounts (and sometimes even free delivery) are granted when purchasing bulk. Oftentimes, products being sold online have lower prices than if they were sold in stores. This move is to encourage more people to do online shopping.
As a buyer, you can take advantage of that to save some hard-earned money. Although online shopping hasn't replaced conventional shopping when it comes to basic goods, it has become a popular alternative when it comes to electronic gadgets and fashion items.
2) Search for Promotion and Coupon Codes for Big Discounts
With a little patience, you can spend some time browsing the internet for promo codes which are strings composed of alpha-numeric characters that are equivalent to discounts once you type them into specially marked boxes. Major retail companies release codes online and it's up to prospective buyers to find them. Type in your product name + 'promo', 'promotion,' or 'coupon.'
Aside from codes, internet stores provide other forms of discounts such as rebates. You can get back as much as 5% of your original payment. The rewards system is also employed by some retailers. When making purchases, buyers earn corresponding points which can be exchanged for cash, products, or services.
3) Hard to Find Products At Your Fingertips
The real beauty of online shopping, though, is not limited to numerous discounts. Nowadays, hard-to-find products are made more accessible than ever through the power of the internet. If it weren't for online shopping, people would either have to travel abroad to buy anther country's non-exported products or pay huge amounts of money to buy them from the travelers who made the purchase in the first place. But because of technology, everyone can virtually shop all over the world and enjoy original retail prices. The beautiful handmade bags made of Thai silk found in Siam Sensibilites wouldn't be selling at such low prices if they were sold in regular stores. The existence of the uniquely embroidered bags from Salwar Kameez India might not even be known to foreigners if they werenít featured online.
Online shopping is not yet the conventional way to buy stuff, but with the way the internet is growing, itíll soon be the norm. In the meantime, prepare yourself for this shift by allowing yourself to get used to shopping online. It shouldnít be too hard. Significant discounts and rebates, useful rewards, low prices, rareóyou get them all in the comfort of your own home. You donít even have to step out of your polka-dot pajamas.
About the Author: Rex's beautiful & funky handbags handmade from Thailandís indigenous materials--silk, hyacinth, leather or hemp--are sold at budget friendly prices. You can find the author's full line of bags, accessories and home accents at Siam Sensibilities.