We’re in an age where most of us spend a significant amount of our day online, it’s no surprise that we have a serious online shopping habit. Ever find yourself deciding which you love more, in-store or online shopping? We can help you decide. Here are 10 reasons why online beats brick & mortar any day!
Where else can you shop in your jammies? You don't have to wait in line or be pestered by a sale's assistant. Instead of taking hours hustling about and jumping from mall to mall searching for a particular item, simply go on a quick search anytime on your phone or computer in the comforts of your own home and viola!
2. Shop 24/7
This one is pretty self explanatory. Who hasn’t shopped online during lunch breaks, long train journeys and bored moments at 1 a.m.?
3. Discreet Purchases
Some things are just better done in private. There are some of us, who just don't want their significant others to know what they've bought, when they bought it, or how much they paid. Once again, shopping online just makes it easier. Set up a Paypal account, and you as a buyer are further protected as well.
4. Getting mail
Definitely one of the best feelings in the world is hearing the postman ring the doorbell to bring you your ‘surprise’ package, the anticipation and excitement of unwrapping it and the joyous moment you try on and feel your new purchase in your hands! The in-store shopping experience simply can’t compare!
5. No impulse buying
Anyone guilty of this? Many times when we go out out shopping we end up buying things we don’t need.
6. No pushy sales people
If you want solitary, uninterrupted and peaceful shopping, online’s the place to be!
7. Easy refunds & exchanges
You’ll never have to worry about losing your receipts and resorting to begging the cashier for a refund. Email order confirmations make everything clear and easy for product refunds and exchanges.
8. Product Reviews
Scrolling through reviews to inform your shopping decisions can save a good pile of money and countless products that you wouldn’t have used.
9. Price Comparison
Many online retailers reward their online buyers with coupons and deals. And many of them manage to keep their prices lower than their bricks-and-mortar competitors, for the simple reason that they don't pay rent. Take for example the Naked Stacking Rings made by Lustre, priced at SGD$50 and available at 115 Amoy Street, for a handcrafted ring in gold plated Sterling Silver with real Gemstones vs. another company selling a similar ring at $75 with a smaller gemstone.
10. Better Deals
Online retailers usually offer coupon codes for a better deal. When shopping online, just pop a discount code in your cart! Here are a few for you:
Contributor: Karmen Leong
Karmen is a fashion and beauty content contributor for VanillaLuxury.sg. Apart from being a social media marketer, she's also an avid enthusiast of literary classics, art and design.