Why You Should Skip the offline shopping and buy online.

You should skip the offline shopping and start buying online and what are the benefits you receive when you buy something online.

Have you noticed, Why the craze of online shopping increasing and people are relying more and more on e-commerce websites and less on offline shopping?

In, this post I will try to answer Why You Should Skip the offline shopping and buy online, I will also tell you about the benefits you receive.

Better Discount on Price

How online shopping sites offer a better discount compare to offline shops or retail outlets?

There could be multiple reasons and I even wrote a whole post on this topic.

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Here I would like to mention three more reasons why things are cheaper on e-commerce websites compare to these retail outlets and offline stores, not mentioned in my earlier post :

Since running a business online cost less as compared to offline shops and establishments.

Generally, online shopping companies buy products directly from the manufactures and hence no mediator involvement.

Most of the e-commerce sites have large warehouses at multiple locations, states, and geography result in low transport cost and taxes.

Online shopping sites can offer this Extra saving as an extra discount to us.

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Does online shopping is more convenient compared to offline shopping?

 

Online shopping can be done from any-place and any time. Further ordered products get delivered to the doorstep, what else one needs.

Generally, e-commerce sites have multiple sort and filter criteria based on different search parameters and using them you can filter result based on your requirement.

These shopping websites provide multiple payments and EMI options, which are very convenient.

When you have small kids and less time, sometimes it becomes very difficult when we go out shopping in offline stores.

By doing online shopping not only you can give saved time to you and family but also can do something creative or whatever you like.

Sending gifts using E-commerce websites
Sending gifts using E-commerce websites

Additionally, you can send Gifts and products to your relatives, friends, and family without visiting any retail outlet or gift store.

Related: Want to gift somebody Feng Shui products. Read our post on Feng Shui products for wealth and prosperity.

No payment queue

 

You must-have experienced those long payment clearance queues in offline shops or supermarkets.

These payment clearance queues are not only time-consuming but also frustrating if you hate to wait.

This condition becomes much worst when they start facing some technical issue or their billing went down.

Once I was in the queue of a large retail outlet and somehow my card stopped working and not carrying much cash.

In online shopping, we don’t have to wait in long queues, just a few clicks and the order will be get delivered to you within a few days.

Don’t like it return it

 

Most of the online shopping companies offer easy returns, exchange of products and refund of money.

If you are not satisfied with its size, quality or other features, you can easily return their products by using their website or calling customer care.

Most of the online shopping companies collect these return items directly from your home and it’s much much better than the offline shops where you have to visit their retail outlet.

Even better few companies have zero question ask policy if you return their product within a given time frame.

Furthermore, if you don’t want a return most of the time you can also ask for the money back.

Now think for a single minute what you did last time when you return some product on any retail outlet or offline store.

Check review before buying

We all need little help and information when buying something, related to product usability, durability, quality, and at last, is it really worth buying?

in the offline shopping, we can get this by touching the product, checking its quality and size, and getting recommendations from the salesperson.

Do these mega online stores have some alternative compared to offline stores?

Yes they have, You can get the answer to these questions when you check reviews of the product and filter the products based their ratings on online shopping sites.

Check review on e-commerce websites
Check the review on e-commerce websites

Check reviews of customers and especially check their review of product quality, size, color, usability, product delivery, and any issue if they faced with the product.

No traffic and No travel time.

 

In offline shopping most of the time we have to travel considering distance of the shopping malls, retail shops, outlets, offline stores and market from our home.

Generally, the location of these places are on the busiest streets and most of the time, roads leading to these places stay congested due to heavy traffic jams.

Traffic Jams
Avoid Traffic Jams when doing online shopping

Still, even if roads are free from traffic still we have to travel and this travel time-consuming most of our time.

Traveling to buy something or waiting in red traffic lights and long traffic Jams is really frustrating.

In online shopping, we don’t have to travel to buy something and trust it saves our lots of time.

Variety and Availability

Why online shopping companies have more variety and better availability compare to offline stores?

e-commerce websites not only sell products that they fulfill, but also, multiple sellers, retailers, and companies sell their products there.

Result in you can get an extensive range of products from several brands and sellers all in one place.

Best Part is you don’t have to visit an offline store to store to buy different brands products.

Additionally, in online shopping, geography is no limitation, you can buy a variety of products from retailers or companies located anywhere in the world or your country.

Expenses in Parking, Fuel, and travel in offline shopping

 

Remember when you have to travel to buy something from a shopping complex or mall and you have to pay for the parking and fuel.

These are the hidden cost and effect of these costs we may or may not realize it immediately.

Expenses in Parking, Fuel, and travel in offline shopping
Expenses in Parking, Fuel, and travel in offline shopping

Things become more frustrating when we don’t get what we want and you can avoid these expenses when we buy online.

Done Window Shopping, Try Window Surfing

 

We as a human being love to explore new things, compare products and check their prices and sometimes even without a intend to buy it.

I won’t tell a lie here before these online stores come into play and even sometimes today, I have been on those retail outlets and shopping malls checking things.

What If you can explore hundreds of products read their review, check what is in and off the trend.

On online shopping sites, we can check these things and even much more and that is also without visiting shops to shop and spending a single penny.

Trust me nothing like it.

The burden of Shopping bags

Do you like carrying those bulky shopping bags?

I like to carry shopping bags only when they are not bulky or heavy and in online shopping, we don’t need to worry about carrying those shopping bags.

problem of carrying shopping bags in offline shopping
the problem of carrying shopping bags in offline shopping

Even better, In online shopping, we even don’t have to drive with these bags to offline shops to have them return or exchange.


Conclusion

Because of the many advantages and benefits mentioned above, more and more people Nowadays prefer online shopping over conventional shopping.

Regardless of the many benefits online shopping sites provide sometimes it’s better to go outside and see what is happening in the world.

I prefer online shopping but still, I buy 20 to 30% of things from offline shops as well.

Please let us know by your comments on how you like this post. 🙂

6 Replies to “Why You Should Skip the offline shopping and buy online.”

  1. I still prefer to buy clothes from a physical shop. I recently ordered a pair of jeans from Amazon and though I choose the right size, it didn’t fit. I think a lot of online stores have a different way to measure clothing and it is better to try clothes out in a brick and mortar shop. Call me old-fashioned, but it saves me the pain of trying to figure out how to order clothing on a certain site.

  2. Shopping online is where its at! Why? Well, there is a bookstore here, and their is a price difference of buying something in-store verses on their website. It’s understandable why something may cost more in-store, but why sell the same item online for less, and have free shipping to the store?

    As well, the online options are greater than in-store (for most stores).

    We love t o have a walk around local stores, mostly to get out of the house. Most of our purchases are made online, and the same goes for our Christmas shopping.

    1. thank you, I have seen shops buying items from online shopping sites and selling them to their customers but for making any profit they have to add their profit margin before selling to the customer.

      As mentioned earlier, Sometimes I also walk around local stores.

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