A good time for internet shopping
You do not have to convince anyone about the benefits of shopping online, especially the young generation to whom shopping online is the norm. When we use electronic banking, we save time and often also money. Online shopping is convenient and fast – but the best thing is that you instantly have access to multiple sources (e-stores) that provide a desired product, therefore you have the freedom to browse all options in order to search for the right product and the right price. And above all, you can do it all from the end of your couch.
A hoard of online stores
Once, Internet users only knew of Amazon or eBay, and all purchases were made either through a landline or using an ancient computer. Everything has changed since then. It is true that Amazon or eBay still remain very popular, leading websites, but many other competitors have emerged throughout the years, all enabling quick and safe online shopping.
An online store can be opened by anyone who has a flair and resources to do it. You can sell your own products or products of other suppliers, you can also limit yourself to very specific things or have a very wide range of choices – it’s all doable as long as you have passion and sense of creativity. But it’s also vital that you are able to manage an online store or have people to do it for you – e.g. specialised e-commerce agencies. You also need to be able to attract and retain the customer, so professional copywriters have to be employed who are skilled in this field. People interested in running an e-store should look into reading some guide articles that will fill in your knowledge gaps. For example, a lot of interesting content is published on this blog.
Online shopping via mobile devices
Mobile devices literally provide us even more freedom than laptops or any other devices. They mean that we can literally shop online at any time and from anywhere, as long as we have internet access. Doubts about the security of transactions made via this device have long been dispelled. The only problem that remains now is the adaptation of the websites and online stores to suit the capabilities of small screens. In other words, optimisation! If the store owner wants to gain a lot of traffic (and customers) from mobile devices, he must ensure that the website is well optimised. You can read more about this here.
The right time for online shopping
It is impossible to determine when the perfect time is for online shopping, because on most e-stores this activity can be performed during every hour of the day. Online stores are not closed after 6 or 10 o’clock, unlike physical shops in outlets, malls, centres. The customer can usually make orders at any time, and the staff don’t have to be present to accept the order nor payment. Certain restrictions or delays in delivery will only arise because of third-part involvement e.g. banks, post offices, delivery services etc. – in other words all the services that aren’t open 24/7 – even the accounting takes place at fixed times.
When do we shop online the most commonly?
It is impossible to determine when precisely everyone in each country around the world does their shopping online, perhaps around Christmas, when most of the Christianised world is celebrating! But when it comes to indicating the time, then online shopping is most often done during the week throughout the working days. Apparently, working days are the time during which we want to settle all urgent matters, not waiting for the weekend, but rather sorting it all out so that the weekend is left alone to more exciting things than internet-browsing. After all, it’s a time of rest. It’s certain that the least purchases are made on a Saturday. When it comes to ordering hours, most orders are usually completed during the evening so approx. 8-11pm. Unless of course, some special offers arise or holidays (e.g. bank holiday) are upcoming.