There are some items that you are more likely to purchase in-store and some that you would prefer to buy online. Bigger, more expensive items such as cars or beds are more likely to be bought in person as the buyer will want to inspect and try them first before making a decision. Smaller items and those that are more obscure are often purchased online as prices can be more competitive thanks to reduced overheads for the seller. Below we look at some items that offer better value when bought online.
Selling fragrances is a very competitive market and that is why we see many retailers constantly discounting their fragrances in order to attract customers. However, the fact that they are being sold in physical locations already means that there are higher overheads that are likely added to the price. Online sellers tend to sell directly out of warehouses, cutting out the cost of retailers and are therefore able to offer cheaper prices to online customers.
2) Sun cream
These are pretty expensive especially for the size of the bottles and people usually purchase these from drug stores such as Boots and Superdrug, or from supermarkets. Online retailers such as Amazon, however, and supermarkets’ own websites, usually offer these for a lower price than you would find in store. Grab yourself a Lancaster Sun Cream online and save a pretty penny!
3) Plane tickets
Physical travel agents may make good middlemen and offer competitive pricing, but they really can’t compare to the pricing offered by online travel agents who may not even be real people. Plane ticket prices fluctuate a lot and become more expensive nearer the departure date, usually, but purchasing online may mean you get a better deal regardless as again, it does away with the overheads associated with physical travel agents.
Workout supplements and vitamins tend to be pricey but when purchased online, they can be found heavily discounted. Not only do they take advantage of lower overheads but in such as competitive market, sellers offer big discounts to encourage customers to return. Just make sure you buy from reputable retailers as this market is also rife with products that may not adhere to food safety requirements or may be fake.
These can be difficult to buy due to sizing issues and looking different in person, but clothes are the most purchased products online as a whole. There are a plethora of discount codes floating around online and one of these can take a huge chunk off the price of your purchase. Thanks to big retailers such as ASOS and Amazon’s efficiencies, returns are often free and hassle-free, making them even more popular ways of purchasing clothes.