Over the years the number of online shoppers has increased during Black Friday. Some surveys say that in 2014 the number of online shoppers in US has gone up by 16%. Almost 84% people prefer to shop online, and among them, 36% says they prefer “online only”. The rest of the 48% says they “mostly prefer shopping online”. If we scrutinize the reasons behind such increase, here are the 10 reasons why people prefer shopping online during Black Friday?
1# Skip traffic
Everyone wants to get the best deal and buy their desired products on Black Friday. Therefore, throngs of people rush towards shopping malls and outlets during Black Friday. This causes huge gridlock on roads. By the time customers reach the stores, chances are high that their desired product runs out of stock.
With online shopping, you can just sit back, sip on your coffee and shop as much as you want.
2# Avoid the midnight queue
People starts queuing up outside the stores from midnight to buy their desired products before stocks run out. Many people wait outside the stores with dry foods and camping bed all night. Being November it is also very cold to wait outside in the open air.
If you choose online, you can just chill in your comfortable bed, browse on your mobile or tab and shop.
If you are not an early riser then shopping online on Black Friday is your best option. There are many online shops where you can find the best deals throughout the day.
4# Easier to compare prices and discounts
While on Black Friday people wander around the shopping mall to find the best deal, online the searching gets a lot easier as all you need to do is switch tabs on your browser and Google the best deals. Also you can compare prices of different products easily.
5# You get time to make purchase decisions
With all the rush in the stores, people often find people breathing on their shoulders, and face pushy salesman to make quick purchase decisions.
If you shop online there is no one to push you to rush to purchase something that you are not hundred percent sure about. Go online, take a chill pill, take your time, find the right product and make your mind whenever you want.
6# Better deals can be found online
While there is no denying the fact that retailers often offer great discounts on Black Friday, many online retailers have lower overhead, which means lower prices all the time. And you can find many deep discounts in honor of the holiday shopping season all over the internet.
7# More and more Places to Shop
With online sales, you can visit more places and get more than enough options to shop your desired products.You can choose the best deals of your favorite brands very easily online.
8# You don’t have to carry bags or boxes
You can anticipate there would not be any street fights over your purchases, by ordering online you’ll enjoy the ease of having them delivered to your house. No need to lug heavy items to your car or borrow a friend’s truck to pick up large items. And keep an eye out for free shipping offers, which are often advertised during promotional periods like Black Friday.
Online stores usually offer extended sizes and more color options, some of which aren’t even available in stores. You’ll never again have to wander around a store helplessly looking for an employee who can “check in the back” for your size when something’s sold out on the racks.
If you can make your orders without moving an inch from your comfortable couch, it is less likely that muggers will enter your house and try to take your shopping money. So it is better that you stay safe and do your Black Friday shopping online.
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