The Rise of Internet Shopping
Britain currently leads Europe in online shopping, with many individuals making an average of 19 Internet purchases every 6 months. The popularity of trustworthy online payment schemes, ease of use and variety of choice are just a few of the reasons internet shopping has become so popular today – but what can we learn from its rise to fame?
Essentially, home catalogue shopping has been transferred to the computer, allowing fashionistas to shop from the comfort of their own abode. Many companies boast the likes of a seasonal catalogue which can be delivered directly to your door on request. Yet, rather than making orders over the phone the option to make your selections online is now provided – perfect.
Although shopping in the high street has its pros, many are unable to fit in a regular shopping trip. Long working hours, hectic social lives and demanding home commitments are just a few of the factors that prevent us from shopping in store.
Online shopping and catalogue buying make for a much easier experience. They also add an element of anticipation to shopping. Once the buyer has placed an order, they wait in expectation for their parcel to be delivered. As soon as the box arrives, you will almost instantly try on your chosen items for size, with easy returns policies making it simple to send back anything which you no longer like.
Many catalogues offer same day delivery options as well as free returns, perfect if you receive a last minute invitation to an upmarket event. You can order an item from your desk in the morning and step out in style the same evening.
Battling the Elements
When it’s raining outside, the roads are coming to a standstill and your legs are aching from a long day, the last thing on your mind is a trip to the high-street on a mission to find your next style staple. Grabbing the catalogue and leisurely leafing through the pages when you get home is a far more attractive proposition – making it no surprise that home shopping is such a popular option.
On top of the aforementioned benefits, many of today’s catalogues showcase an appealing layout as well as an extensive range of stock. A lot of online department stores feature options such as ‘buy now, pay later’ which helps those with struggling finances to balance their spending habits. This allows you to get exactly what you want without having to wait, making it the ultimate way to shop.