Did you know that more people are turning to the internet when they want to buy something? It is a fact that more and more people are shopping online.
Recently I ran a poll on Google Plus to find out what percentage of people shopped online. The question I asked was ‘Do you shop online’ and the answer options were Yes, No, Sometimes. 60% of the people who filled out the poll said Yes, 40% said sometimes and 0% said No.
Yes, that was only a very small number of people however the reason I did the poll was because I had seen a news report about the increasing number of people shopping online. So what does that mean for you?
You are an intelligent person and have probably realized by now that there has never been a better time to own your own online business. You, like a lot of discerning people, have come to the realization that more people are shopping online and that opening a bricks and mortar business is no longer the most viable option.
Why are more people shopping online?
In our modern, fast-paced world many people are simply looking to save time. By simply doing just their grocery shopping online they find can save time spent searching through busy supermarkets to find what they want and standing in long checkout lines before getting out to the car park to find another shopping center scrape on their car door.
We have all been banged into by shopping carts, had our children crying for something they see in the shop and been driven to distraction by shop assistants who would prefer to be anywhere but serving you.
So how does shopping online save money?
It is far more cost effective to have a business online. The savings the business makes are usually passed on so the customer gets the benefit of cheaper prices. This give more benefits to you, the customer a well as the owner of the online business making it far more competitive.
You don’t get driven crazy by your kids pester power. The little darlings are in bed fast asleep or playing happily in the backyard while you shop. It also eliminates that demon impulse buying that chips chunks off your weekly budget.
Your ability to compare prices online means you can be sure you are getting the very best deal possible on whatever you buy. You are far less likely to just settle for something because you can’t stand the thought of going into one more store.
Who is shopping online?
In a nutshell, just about anyone. I have a good friend who is now in her eighties and she gets everything on the internet. Recently I visited her and mentioned I had just come from the shopping center and with a twinkle in her eye she said, “Oh, do they still have those dear?”.
People who are unable to get to the shops for whatever reason shop online. I first started shopping online when I was recuperating from surgery and I could not imagine going back to my former, ‘shop till you drop’ method.
With Christmas, almost upon us, many people have already done their Christmas shopping online to avoid the Christmas crush in the department stores. A lot of people have their gifts wrapped in tucked away well ahead of time
It does take the pressure off that dreaded Christmas shopping scramble and it makes for a more relaxed, enjoyable Christmas.
So what does all this mean?
Almost every household has at least one computer and even older people are turning to the internet to keep in touch with friends and family, to find love, get information and pay bills.
Companies like PayPal have made online shopping much safer these days and virus protection is improving every day.
Shopping online has given people the freedom to spend quality time with your family or to have more time for themselves to pursue their own interests.
Anyone who has dreamed of working in their own business but hasn’t had the money to set one up can now have their own online business at a very small cost.
There has never been a better time because more and more people are shopping online.
So how do I get my own online business?
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