In our last blog, we revisited the ever-popular topic of online shopping and listed a few reasons why your customers may choose it over visiting your store in person. The benefits of online shopping, as you’re likely aware, are many. So, it only stands to reasons that we fill you in on a few more reasons your customers may rather shop at home.
1. It gives them 24/7 access.
If you’re looking to grow your customer base, you could do a lot worse than open an online store. By doing so, you’re virtually transitioning your business into a round-the-clock, worldwide entity. With an online store, your business never closes. Shoppers absolutely love that!
“Online shopping stores are open round the clock of 24/7, 7 days a week and 365 days,” affirms eBay.com, “It is very rare to find any conventional retail stores that are open 24/7. The availability of online stores give you the freedom to shop at your own pace and convenience.”
2. It helps to avoid big crowds.
This is especially important during the always-busy end-of-year holiday season. Not everyone likes to shop. And during the holiday rush, there are many people who love nothing more than to avoid the busy malls. Wading through hordes of shoppers isn’t considered a fun experience for many. Your online store is a dream come true for such individuals.
“If you are like me, you hate crowds when you\’re shopping,” writes TruthWebMedia, “Especially during festivals or special events, they can be such a huge headache. Also, it tends to be more chaotic when there are more crowds out and this sometimes makes us feel rush or hurried. Grumpy, annoying, and smelly people also annoy me when I\’m out shopping. Plus, parking becomes a huge issue. All of these problems can be avoided when you shop online.”
3. It’s a major money saver.
In our last blog, we pointed out that one of the major reasons people love shopping online is that it saves them time. Without having to get into a car and drive to a number of destinations to find products of interest, a consumer can simply make purchases from the comfort of his/her home. This saves on gas money and/or public transit fare as well. It may not sound like a lot but it certainly adds up over time.
On eBay.com, it is pointed out that the saving of gas money is a major benefit for online shoppers. “The market of fuel industries battles from increasing and decreasing its cost every now and again, but no matter how much the cost of fuel are it does not affect your shopping errands,” declares the site, “One of the advantages of shopping online is that there is no need for vehicles, so no purchase of fuel necessary.”
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