It could be said that the traditional retail industry is seriously under threat, as e-commerce quickly tightens its grip on the global consumer market, and with massive savings for the consumer, the shopping cart site is looking to be a very attractive alternative to the traditional retail showroom. It isn’t hard to understand why, and if you have yet to explore the possibilities with shopping online, here are just a few of the benefits you can expect to enjoy.
- Huge Price Reductions – If you have ever wondered where the retail price of a 3 piece suite goes, let’s take a look. First, you have the manufacturer, who would typically take 50% of the retail label, then the wholesaler would want his 20%, and finally, the retailer takes 30%, and there you have it. Simply put, online shopping allows for the product to go from manufacturer to consumer, and with no need for a wholesaler, or indeed an expensive showroom and sales staff, the 50% saved is given to the consumer. If you happen to live in Australia, it is the home of Think Lounges, who happen to be a perfect example of how successful this type of business can become.
- Guaranteed Quality – Shopping online does not result in the consumer having less protection, as you still have the manufacturer’s warranty on the product, and with a thorough quality control system in place, all deliveries will have been checked prior to loading. When you buy an expensive mattress from a furniture store, for example, they offer the manufacturer’s warranty, as does the online supplier, so the consumer does not lose out in this respect, and with the reputation of the online supplier, they would likely have their own quality guarantee in place.
- Convenient – No more trudging around the shopping malls, searching for the ideal combination, and you and your partner can sit back, relax, and browse the many pages of stylish items, all at very affordable prices, and with a majority of orders, free delivery is included. When you shop online, there are no pushy salespeople who make you feel unwelcome, and should you have any questions, the online supplier would have a chat function on their website, and are happy to answer any questions you might have.
- Interest Free Credit – My people like to buy their furniture on finance, and with the online supplier offering interest free loans on all of their items, you really can’t go wrong. You can go ahead and buy something that is both stylish and built to last, and with an average saving of 50%, plus a zero interest loan, you have the perfect solution to all your furniture and bedding needs.
As time passes, more and more people are realising that retail outlets are much more expensive, and with the above benefits and a few more, online furniture shopping seems to be the only way to go.