Benefits of shopping online during this pandemic
Online shopping has become a very essential part of modern buyers. But 2020 has been a year which made us rethink all our day-to-day activities, make us do things differently.
What has it done to online shopping? Is it safe to order online?
In this article, we try to cover how online shopping has been during the pandemic and some of the benefits of ordering online.
How was online shopping during the pandemic?
With COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide lockdown online delivery services were taken a back with the overwhelming demand for delivering goods and essential services.
According to Business Insider 86% Indians have adopted Online Shopping during the pandemic.
There are several factors that led to the drive of increased retail ecommerce
- Increase in demand from Tier II and Tier III cities
- Improved product management and delivery procedures
- Growth of digital industry
- Marketing channels
- Rise of Mobile Ecommerce
- Engagement with discounts
Benefits of Online Shopping
Online Shopping provides you the comfort of buying from anywhere from office, during transit, sitting in your couch or lying in your bed. You don’t have to get dressed, don’t have to wait out the traffic signal, don’t have to stand in queues.
Variety of Choices
Online shopping has the widest range of varieties you could think of. You can find any brand, item, product or design you need from your laptop or mobile and it will be delivered directly to your door.
Be it 2AM while you are chilling in weekend or 1PM during your lunch there are no restrictions. You can order whatever and whenever you need.
Online stores accept payments through MasterCard, VISA, RuPay and every other payment method available through secure portals.
With physical stores, you might spend a day roaming around and still not find your right match. Online shopping saves you the effort and you can find what you are looking for from the comfort of your home.
Offers, Discounts, Combos and many such strategies are used by online stores which makes the costs lower. You can get products directly from the manufacturer thus by eliminating the middleman and his part.
Shopping during festive season can be difficult, especially given COVID pandemic everyone should avoid being in the crowd as much as possible. Online shopping gives you the luxury of avoiding crowd or standing and waiting in a queue.
Easy to send gifts
Sending gifts to your loved ones are easy as it ever was. You can order a gift with a complete gift wrapper and your message to your friends and family for any occasion.
Easy price comparisons
Comparing and researching the quality, price and other aspects of a product is so much easier online.
Everything in this world have their advantages and disadvantages, but when it comes to online shopping the advantages far outweigh its pitfalls. During unfortunate and unforeseen situations like these we have to make informed decision on what is best for us and hope this article might shed some light on online shopping for you.