Monday, June 23, 2008

Why Shop Online?

You must be wondering what people are always talking about if you have never shopped online before. You guess that except for those people who live hundreds of kilometers from the nearest store that shopping online is a convenience, not a necessity. So how convenient could it be? What could be easier than hopping into your car and driving to the nearest mall ... and fighting for a parking space, then walking from store to store and aisle to aisle looking for the items that you want, and waiting in the check-out line, and lugging those bags out to the car through a heavy rain storm, and driving home through the traffic as the rain keeps pouring?

You have choices and will continue to have them. At least in your lifetime, Senate is not likely to outlaw physical stores.

In many instances, shopping online through the internet is a quick and easy alternative to the horrible experience listed above. Sometimes it allows you to do things that otherwise would be impossible for you, or can save you trouble and money -- lots of it. When that isn't the case, just shop the way you always have.

You should shop online through the Internet when:

• You know exactly what you want, and with a minimum of hassle and time. You don't want to spend too much time driving to a physical store and going through the usual routine there; and, if the item is out of stock and unavailable at the first store, you don't want to have to tramp to another and another, or wait week after week for delivery.

• You know what kind of thing you want to buy, but not particularly which one -- which book or CD or video. Also, you don't want to waste your money buying something you won't like and waste your time figuring out that you made a mistake.

• You know what you want to buy, but it's unusual that very few stores would ever carry such a thing..

• You're curious but you don't have the luxury of time to indulge your curiosity in the physical world where it takes so long and costs so much to go from one place to another. On the Internet, you can go from one side of the world to another with just a click of your mouse at the comfort of your home.

• You want to buy something, but don't want to be seen or caught buying it. Maybe it's a gift that you want to keep secret before you give it, and being seen going into the store by family or friends would blow the surprise. Or perhaps it's something you'd be embarrassed to buy in person. May be it’s a sex-related product that you don’t want people to know.

• You are a bargain hunter by nature. You get a charge out of buying things at lower prices than your friends and neighbors. Saving money is nice, but not nearly as good as flexing your smart-buyer muscles.

• You can't get to the store because ofan illness or taking care of a sick kid or age or bad weather or lack of transportation or lack of time.

We know that we have always been doing things the way we always have been. This article is to make you realize the ease of doing shopping the “new and lazy” way.

There aren’t any tech-ie stuff about doing everything online. You need to know what you want and buy it with the greatest ease. You are learning the true way of living my friend. With just a click, you could have the items that you want right at your door step!