Why Shop Online?
In 2016, 96% of Americans chose to shop online. On average these shoppers claim they spent 5 hours per week making online purchases and allot an average of 36% of their shopping budgets to e-commerce. This amount has increased since the 2014 research that states 78% of Americans shop online ages 15 and older. Findings state that Millennials, those who are currently between the ages of 18 to 34, spend half of their monthly budget for online shopping. They continue to be the main age group of consumers when it comes to shopping online in any given year. 67% of Millennials and 56% of Generation X would rather shop using e-commerce sites rather than shopping in store. A little less than that are the Baby Boomer generation with 41% and seniors at 28% preferring to shop online.
So why do so many people choose to shop online?
Many people enjoy shopping online because it's convenient. You don't have to leave the comfort of your own home to get what you want. It's great because you can have delivered what you want to your front door easily, without having to drive anywhere. You can shop whenever you want, whether it be the wee hours of the morning or on a holiday when most stores are closed. Those who have young children love shopping online because they don't have to go through isle upon isle looking for an item. They can quickly do a search on the device of their choice during nap time, and not have to bundle anyone up, take snacks or worry about locating the nearest bathroom while travelling through a store. If shopping for birthday presents or Christmas gifts, you don't have to arrange a sitter or secretly shop without a loved one finding out because you can quickly shop online without having anyone notice you've done so.
When you shop online you avoid waiting in long cashier lines to pay and save the time of trying to find an item in a store. Not to mention that you might have to call or visit several stores before you find what you are looking for. When shopping online you avoid the commute to the store and the time wasted looking for a parking spot. Again, if you have young children you save oodles of time by shopping online because of the wasted time and effort it takes to load everyone up to go out and then unload them at the store to then have to turn around and do it all over again once it's time to leave. You'll also save time by shopping online because you can do so when it's convenient for you. If you get interrupted you can pick up where you left off shopping with the wish list or shopping cart ready to continue later in the day.
As you may know, Amazon has taken over. It's called the Amazon Effect. Studies show that 1 out of 2 online customers begin their shopping journey at e-commerce marketplaces such as eBay or Amazon. Amazon offers its online customers a positive at home shopping experience with perks like free shipping, instant satisfaction that a parcel is on its way shortly and access to a variety of products that customers want at great prices. Amazon also makes its claim to a larger number of product categories and encourages customer loyalty through its no hassle, time and money saving Prime service.
It Saves You Money
Shopping online saves you money because you don't have to travel anywhere so you save money on parking and gas for travelling. A lot of sites offer free shipping, or shipping rates so low you couldn't turn on your car for less, so you can stay at home and have your package arrive without costing you an extra cent or very little more. Online shopping lessens impulse shopping as you can save items in your cart or make wish lists to give you time to think about whether you actually want to purchase something or not. You can easily find out about sales and deals by browsing sites and comparing prices or joining email notification lists. When shopping online you also don't have to pay for the bag to take the product you just waited in line to pay for, home!
Kids and adults alike love receiving a gift or a special item in the mail. Shopping online is fun because you can search for the best deal and then have it conveniently show up at your door step the next day. The anticipation of waiting for something to come in the mail or by courier is more exciting than waiting in line to pay at a cash when you have better things to do with your time. Most companies will ship your purchase to wherever you'd like and will even add a personal greeting or message so when the recipient receives the package they will get your greeting and gift as a pleasant surprise. Birthday gifts via mail are always exciting and allow you to celebrate with those you can't always share a special moment with in person.
At NEOS Overshoes Canada we are glad you enjoy shopping online and we promise to take every opportunity to make your shopping experience a positive and personal one. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about any of our products. We are just a quick phone call or email away. We have fast and economical shipping, with a safe and secure checkout. Shop online with NEOS Overshoes Canada, today.