There is no argument that online commerce allows consumers to find great online deals for almost any product that they are looking to buy. The Internet allowed for unprecedented price and service competition from which we can all benefit.
Online commerce is constantly growing even during the downturn people more and more find themselves shopping online form the comfort of their home. Not only do they shop in more comfort they also in most cases end up saving money. Although most people just look at the money saved by finding a better deal for that product you were trying to buy in reality the money saved is much more than just the difference between the price you found online and the price at the local store. The price difference is also any amount of money that you saved by doing the shopping at home as opposed to having to go to the local store. For example to go to the store you would probably have to drive your car on which every mile driven has a cost associated with it. If you are not driving a car then you will probably use some public transportation like a taxi bus or train all of which also have a cost associated with them. And the last factor sometimes forgotten is the time saved. As the old saying goes time is money and if time is money the time saved by shopping at home at any time of the day as opposed to having to go from one store to another during store opening hour is significant and can amount to a significant amount of money.
There are a few strategies for online shopping. Some people prefer to use a few well known sites and keep shopping at those sites. They assume the prices on those sites are low maybe not the lowest for each product they buy but low enough. In return they get a consistent shopping experience and save on time spent online shopping. They also enjoy some comfort and safety as buying from a well known site you have good experience with is safer than making a purchase at an unknown small sites from which you have never shopped befor.e
Some people prefer to get an immediate satisfaction when shopping. They do not use any auction web sites to optimize their cost. They also prefer to always buy new products as opposed to tapping into the second hand online market. Other consumers are experts in auctions most of them are almost addicted eBay users. They do not care to wait a week or two for a product just for the thrill of participating in the auction process and enjoying saving a bit more on the product price. They know how to use all the eBay tools that allow reviewing and tracking of seller credibility. They know how to evaluate the quality of second hand products they buy on eBay and how to minimize their risk.
The last group of consumers is known as random shoppers. They do not make many online purchases and they do not have a favorite site to shop on. Usually they start their shopping experience using their favorite search engine looking for the product and through search results getting to online stores that offer that product.
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