Christmas shopping- that dreaded time of the year. Our precious weekends are spent traipsing around department stores and little boutiques looking for that perfect gift for our loved ones. Warm and stuffy stores aren’t made easier to shop in with the huge coats and boots we have to wear to negotiate the icy air outside… neither is having to drag the children around!
Maybe it’s just us. Maybe we’ve had some bad experiences of Christmas shopping; all the queues, the fighting for the best looking product, the screaming children.
So, with an unanimous vote, we’ve decided to set ourselves a challenge this Christmas. We’re going to try and complete all of our shopping online. Wish us some festive luck…
An increasing number of people are shopping online; it’s easy to see the benefits why they are. In your own time, you can browse online to fit around your lifestyle. Perhaps you work shifts and can’t get to the shops in normal working hours, or perhaps you’re a carer who only really gets a few moments to yourself late at night. Or maybe, quite simply, the prospect of dragging the whole family round bustling shops sends a shiver down your spine. Online shopping could be your solution!
And it’s not only an increasing number of people shopping online; an increasing number of stores are making their products available to purchase online. Boutiques are following the lead of larger department stores and have an e-commerce section to their website. This means that online shopping is even more varied than ever; you’re bound to find something special online, be it from a large merchandiser or a tiny, local specialist boutique.
If you are a shop owner and have been considering making your products available online, now is the time to do it! Creating an E-Commerce store on your website will increase your visibility as a business, and will mean your products will reach more people.
More people are online during the festive period, browsing for events to go to, or searching for perfect recipes. Having a profile online is more important than ever during Christmas, quite simply because there is more of a likelihood of being found. This goes hand in hand with having an E-Commerce store; push your products and gifts out there for all to see!
So, the benefits of shopping online as a consumer and having an E-Commerce module on your website as an online store are huge. If you have any questions or need more convincing, get in touch with us today!