Shopping online is unquestionably getting more and more popular. They are saying that nowadays, shopping online is actually more popular than going out to shop in a mall. Those of us born early enough will remember the days when the mall is king, but it looks like this is no longer the case. Online is the new top dog when it comes to people buying stuff.
And why not? Who doesn’t like the comfort of being your robe and slippers and ordering what you need and want from the comfort of your own home? Who doesn’t like the increased options and availability of ordering online? Who doesn’t like saving gas and saving precious time that otherwise would be wasted to and from a mall? I could go on but you get the picture I think…..
There is one major factor of online shopping, however, that I would like to bring to your attention. Most people when they shop online go straight to a store they think will have what they need. For example, if they are buying electronics, they will go to an electronic store’s website etc.
This is actually the wrong thing to do! I know it sounds counter-intuitive but you must keep in mind that there are coupons for online shopping too.
Therefore, the smart online shopper who knows what time it is always goes to get the coupon FIRST. And by coupon, I mean start at Groupon, because they are the most established and best place for this sort of thing.
If you don’t know what you want (for example, you want to buy someone a gift maybe), browse Groupon and find an amazing deal on something. If you are certain what you want, STILL go to Groupon because there’s a good chance you can save money with them because they really do have that much on offer.
On the off chance that you don’t find what you’re looking for at a discount on Groupon, keep looking elsewhere, but this will actually be very very rare. You will be surprised at the sheer volume of the tons of offers, day in and day out, on just about anything you can think of that you may want to buy. From vacations in the Bahamas to a brand new pair of Air Jordans to cars and car rentals (here’s a great offer with Hertz, for example) groceries, you name it. Groupon is the place to look first. And they are constantly updating their good deals and aggressively looking for new ones, to your benefit!
So next time you need to buy something online, start with Groupon. You will see just how much you can save and your wallet will definitely thank you for it.