For many South Africans, shopping online is not something that we are that much familiar with yet. Amid the significant rise in e-commerce, many South Africans are still behind on the concept.
As much as privacy in online payments is a concern for South Africans (understandable so), there are a lot of benefits to shopping online than we realize. I have picked 10 online shopping benefits that I think will be a good pointer if you are still struggling to make a choice as to whether or not you should start buying things online.
1. It's convenient - Not only is it time-effective but shopping online helps with making buying choices. You don't have to move up and down the mall or even worse all around town comparing prices, everything is at your fingertips.
2. It saves you time - We all know that time is money, the time you spend travelling to town to get something could be used doing something fruitfully or clearing an important task. Let's face it, we all have a lot on our plates.
3. It's actually very safe - "WHAT? " I know... It sounds bizarre but it's true, especially in South Africa. If you have heard of or experience things like robbery, theft, ATM scam, car theft, hijacking, etc. you will know what I mean. You are better off getting your things online while you sit at home, trust me. Besides, the card scamming you are running from online are everywhere today and online shopping sites have strong security measures to protect you and your money.
4. There's always deals and discounts - I knew you'd like this one! Unlike physical stores, online shops are always giving away coupons which you can use to save on your purchases and many discounts and free stuff on purchases. If you don't believe me, there are online-only deals going on with the Compubooks Massive Clearance Sale as we speak. just click here to visit our online shop and see for yourself 🤷
5. No "Plastic!" - And lastly... Yes, you can finally avoid the dreaded questions. With online shopping, you tell your phone or computer what you want and it's delivered to your door. you don't have to wait for your change or "tillpoint!!" while another 30 minutes passes."