The festival season have begun and this is the time when people buy stuff for themselves or for their family and friends. However, this year due to COVID-19, everything has taken a back seat.
Can we enjoy going to market today to buy gifts for our family and friends? Where shall we go to buy decoration items during this festival?
Indeed, these are some of the questions you must be thinking right now.
Yet, there is a solution. Times are changing, and the Internet and technology has revolutionized the way people shop. Many people today choose to buy things online instead of going to shop. So, why all these people love online shopping and why is it so popular? While there are some disadvantages to buy products online, there are many advantages and benefits of online shopping.
Here are some reasons why you should prefer to shop online especially during festive season:
The biggest advantage of shopping online is that it is convenient, which means that you can shop from the comfort of your home while sitting on the couch of your living room. Almost all the online stores have their own websites and they even provide an app for mobile. You can either visit the website on the computer or download the app on your mobile (both Android or iOS) and browse through the products. And, you do not have to go anywhere that is required to maintain social distancing due to coronavirus pandemic.
And, more better is that you can shop 24/7 as online stores are open during the night as well.
#2. Better prices
Many online stores offer cheap deals and better prices because most products come to you directly from the manufacturer. In fact, many online stores provide heavy discounts on midnight shopping so you can gain advantage on that as well. Many online stores also offer special coupons and discount offer if you choose to pay via credit card.
#3 More diversity
You also get a diverse range of products and you can opt for several brand and products from different sellers all at one place. And, you can shop from different retailers in other parts of the country or around the globe without going anywhere. Many online stores like Amazon and Flipkart even provide a feature of ordering a produce even if its out-of-stock. The online store will ship the product when it becomes available.
#4. Comparison of products
You also get a benefit of comparing and researching different products and their prices. Lets say you are shopping for appliances or electronics, you can compare all the options available. Many online stores like Amazon and Flipkart provide features like ratings and even consumer reviews of the different products.
#5. Send gifts easily
The festivals are the time when we would love to spend time with our friends and relative but due to COVID-19, we’re not able to visit them to main social distancing. With online shopping, you can send gifts easily to your friends and relatives anywhere and at any time without having to visit them personally. This will help you to follow social distancing norms that is important to protect you from coronavirus pandemic. You can even send personalized messages along with the gifts to give an emotional appeal.
#6. Saves time
Online shopping helps you to save tons of time while travelling to the store. As they say, time is money. The more time you save, the more you can spend time on other important tasks.
So, I hope that I’ve listed enough reasons for you to choose online shopping over conventional shopping during this festive season.
If there is anything that I’ve missed to in this list, feel free to comment below on why you prefer online shopping.