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There are many benefits to shopping online, and this is why almost everyone does at least 40% of their annual shopping online. That 40% continues to rise, and while there will always be those who shop at physical retail shops, the popularity of online shopping will continue to rise each and every year. Now, this promotes a question, why is online shopping so popular? Why do people want to purchase products online and have to wait 3 days to a week to receive the product in the mail, when they could go out to the store and get the product that they want or need right now? What means justify the wait? The answer is that online shopping just flat out saves money, and lets briefly go over just 3 of the ways that people save money by shopping online.

The first way to save money by shopping online and one of the main reasons that people choose this is with free shipping deals. Many online retailers and websites offer free shipping deals for products that are purchased at their online store. Some websites offer free shipping, period, with no gimmicks or questions asked. Other, more popular and reputable sites will offer free shipping under certain circumstances, such as if a certain criteria is met, or if the shopper signs up to be part of a certain online “club”. Most of these are free signups with the reward being free shipping. Not having to pay shipping on the item and getting the item at the cost you would pay at the store sets you up for the next reason as to how you can save money online.

The second way to save money by shopping online is the fact that there is no tax involved in most states. Okay, so, you get the item at cost, you get free shipping on the item, and now there is no sales tax involved. Now you are beginning to save money on the item. For example, if you were to order an item online at $100, you got free shipping, and no tax (so you saved around $7 in sales tax), AND you saved the gas money it would have cost you to drive to the store and back, and so you probably saved yourself at least $10 by ordering the item online, just with these 2 steps.

But that brings us to the 3rd way that people can save money online. This is through company-specific discounts. What do I mean by this? Well let’s take the same example, the $100 purchase with free shipping, no sales tax, and so you’ve saved at least $7 there. Let’s say the company you are buying from is running a special this week of…let’s say it’s a “spend $100 take $10 off” type of deal. So now you bought a $100 item…same price at the retail store, you saved $10 automatically, bringing you to $90, there’s no sales tax, and free shipping. So the $100 item that would have cost you $107 at the physical retail store, PLUS gas money to drive there and back, you saved all of that money by going online and buying.

Many companies offer online only deals. Take Amazon deals for example. Amazon routinely offers coupons right on product pages. They also hand out product-specific coupon codes. The prices on Amazon deals are almost always cheaper than their in-store counterparts. Combine the big discounts with free shipping, and online shopping becomes a no-brainer.

This is how people can save money by shopping online in 3 simple ways, and this is the exact reason why people do at least 40% of their shopping online, and this is why that number will go up each and every year.


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