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The Advantages Of Online Shopping

November 16th  •  Posted in Lifestyle

The advantages of online shopping
This post is sponsored by Groupon, but all opinions are mine as always

The Benefits of online shopping

It is amazing, isn’t it?, how easy spending money can be in 2016 when you can buy things with one click online and have them delivered at your door the next day! Still, I am a huge fan of shopping on the internet and believe, if you do it consciously, there’s no better thing that’s been invented yet!

We have every single thing at our fingertips and, let’s face it, there’s nothing more convinient than that! But I definitely still hear people doubting the advantages of online shopping pretty often in real life, and not only older generations really! It’s easy to be sceptical about something you’ve never tried or you had bad experiences with in the past, or when you just can’t see and touch what you’re buying while you’re doing it. But online shops have become totally secure recently and if you’re careful, shopping online can be your best friend, and here’s why…

The advantages of online shopping

Number one between the advantages of online shopping: being able to shop from the comfort of your home and sweatpants!
Four advantages of online shopping
The advantages of online shopping: shop from the comfort of your home

Know what you’re looking for

When shopping in real life for something specific, it can be easy to get attracted to things that weren’t previously on our list of what we needed. I do realize newsletters kind of have a similar result, when you are bombarded with a lot of different offers every single day, and this is why I like to be subscribed to the bare minimum of them…

But if you are shopping online, chances are you’re doing it because you need something in specific and if you look for that only, you can actually save a lot of money on things you don’t really need and would have bought in real life instead. I find online shopping always help when I need to shop purposely!

 

Find the best deals in your sweatpants

But the best thing is surely being able to find exactly what you’re looking for and all of this, from the comfort of your own home and without the need of stepping foot outside! And you can get some amazing deals online as well: always do a little search before purchasing anything because chances are there’s a coupon available in that same moment.

Groupon Coupons is definitely one to check out: they list hundred of coupons each month, all categorized based on the brand name, so that it’s super easy to find what you’re looking for. They have coupons for any tipology of products, like style, beauty, fitness but also photo printing websites and everything in between. They feature fashion brands like Steve Madden, Kenneth Cole and Dressbarn but you can also find amazing deals while shopping for beauty and makeup, at Tarte for example! Definitely a huge help when shopping on a budget!

One of the advantages of online shopping: shop purposely, know what you're looking
The advantages of online shopping: you can try clothes on from the comfort of your home and consider whether to keep them or not

Think about it more

While online shopping can still be very impulsive (and this is why I suggest to never use the Amazon’s 1-Click option!), I find I actually get to think a little bit more about what I’m buying and if I really need it. You don’t surely have the pressure of time, nor of a persistent shop assistant, and that can make a huge difference!

I sometimes save things on my online wishlists and keep them there for months until I know I’m still convinced, and that’s the appropriate time to buy it.

 

Try it on at home

One of the things that make people sceptical about the advantages of online shopping, is that you can’t really see and try on a product, especially clothes, before purchasing. But you know what? Almost every website offers free returns nowadays, and because of that, you can purchase something you like, get it delivered at your door, and try it on from the comfort of you home.

You don’t have to try and understand if something suit you while constricted in a tiny changing room, plus you get the advantage of trying it with different outfits and see if your purchase will be something you’ll get a lot of use out of in the future. Just be very severe: it’s easy to want to keep everything, but try and consider if you really need and will use that item – if not, send it back, it’s free!

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That’s it, four advantages of online shopping from my point of view!
Do you shop online regularly? Do you find it easier than regular shopping? x

This post is sponsored by Groupon. All opinions and love for online shopping and coupons are 100% my own!

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  • Stephanie Hartley

    I had never thought about how much more difficult it is to get distracted and buy other things in person than it is online, but it’s so true! I love online shopping. I feel like you get a double dose of goodness – it’s fun to do and you get to look forward to the day it arrives as well!

    Steph – http://www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

    • I know, I get so excited about deliveries all the times! x

  • Marsya Jauzi

    Yup, online shopping is easier but there are also pros and cons about it. I comfortable shop online if I already familiar with the website and all. Anyway, love this post xo

    http://www.pastelfreakgirl.blogspot.my/

    • Yes there are still websites that is better not to trust, but I guess it’s easier to see what is trustworthy and what not nowadays online, with all the reviews especially! x

  • I love shopping online, I prefer to try things on at home but sometimes pictures are not as clear as I would like, x

    Zoe Mountford x

    • Yes sometimes you have to guess and hope the size and fit is right. Let’s bless the free returns!! x

  • I didn’t start online shopping until this year, and it’s dangerously addicting! Sometimes if I know I’m going on a shopping trip soon, I’ll browse the shop online beforehand and get an idea of what I’m looking for so that I don’t go ham when I arrive at the store 😛 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • Ah that’s a great trick! I do that sometimes too, especially if I’m looking for something in particular and want to know where to find them in physical shops! x