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Why Consumers Say They Like to Shop Online – Real reasons uncovered

More and more people are turning to online shopping nowadays, and there can be many reasons for this change in consumer style. Covered below are a few reasons as to why the people prefer shopping online.


Ease of Purchase

Instead of driving or taking public transport to a few stores in Colombo and standing in queues, then lugging huge bags while you try to hail a tuk-tuk without dropping all the stuff on a hot tar road, people prefer to sit in the comfort of their homes, add items to cart and simple get the goods delivered home. Online shopping lets you save transport costs too, and even if you end up paying for shipping, the cost of shopping at Sri Lanka online shopping sites the likes of Clicknshop is nothing compared to the stress of shopping in a crowded mall.



Online stores have more deals and offers for its consumers, and as the online market gets bigger, so does the competition, thereby making the stores slash their prices to absurdly low costs, which in turn benefits the consumer. Also, as there are no middlemen involved when you shop at brand websites, you can easily get a lower price for an authentic product which would otherwise burn a hole in your wallet.


A wide range of goods

Shopping at an online retail store is like shopping at a mega-market that involves absolutely no walking unless you count the walking you do to grab your purse and enter your card details during checkout. A variety of products can be bought at online stores as they come to you directly from the warehouse, while the local stores might choose to carry only the fast moving colours in a certain product.


Avoid the crowds

Some people find shopping in crowds a challenging task that makes their day like they won a race or something. But for others, they'd do anything to avoid crowds and pushing people at any cost, and for those of you, online shopping is the best invention since buttered toast. No more worrying about finding the perfect parking spot or having to stare down someone who just jumped the queue right in front of you!


Avoid impulse buying

Shopping online lets you cut down on a lot of impulse buying. You might randomly add things to cart, but seeing the total and all the items in a list before you actually check outlets you realise you really don't need all the items in your cart. Having a few checkpoints before you make the final payment lets you cut down on a lot of shopping too. Also, since there are no salespeople handing you things you don't need, you tend to search only for the items you need.


Comparing Prices

You can open a few online stores on different tabs and compare the prices and deals real time instead of walking in and out of stores and asking the store manager if they can hold the product for you until you check other places and get back to them.

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