We all know the basic advantages and disadvantages of online shopping. An online buyer can choose best product from thousands of options at a discounted price. Not only that, if a particular product is not available in an online store then you can search it on another store and for doing this you do not need to travel a distance or waste your valuable time. But when we think about buying kitchen appliances, then still some people prefer to buy it from traditional offline shop than buy kitchen appliances online. But I personally believe that online stores have additional benefits to purchase kitchen appliances online. You may ask, why so?
You must admit that kitchen appliances are something what we do not discuss about. I mean you rarely will see that two people are discussing about mixer, grinder, microwave oven, toaster or any other kitchen appliance. But we all talk about new gadgets like mobile phone, laptop, tablet etc whereas we already may have latest one. As we use it throughout the day and these gadgets excite us, so we keep ourselves well informed about all new features of those gadgets.
But we do not do the same for kitchen appliance, so we are not well informed about all new features and new products of any kitchen appliance. Logic is simple, as we need this for a particular time of a day and not only that, sometime we not even use this. As somebody else use this to cook food. So we are not well informed about new features of kitchen appliance (You may be exceptional if you love cooking).
Top 5 reasons to buy kitchen appliances online :
1. Nobody will try to forcefully convince you to buy something : 😎
When you visit a traditional shop that time shop keepers or sales persons may try to forcefully convince you or influence you to buy a product. Sometime you may have faced that sales persons are not willing show or demonstrate you all other products. So their recommendations are not always in order to offer you best product rather they want to maximize profit. If you do not have any idea about the product then you may easily get convinced with their words. Scope of consultation with other people are very less in case of offline shopping in such cases.
But of-course it is also true, you may revisit the store after discussing with other people but that may take time. You have to manage your schedule and visit that shop again. You can even see that same product is not available when you are revisiting that shop.
In case of online store, you are not interacting with any sales person. You just need to do your research own, read all specifications and features. You can compare prices, study customers reviews and then you will finalize the product what suits best for your purpose.
2. Online stores help you know about many new features : 😀
As I have discussed earlier, most of us do not have any idea about new features of kitchen appliances. Sales person of traditional shop never let you know about all these features. They only inform you about the features of available products in their shop.
But when you do online shopping, then online portals help you to know about all new products and you can check all features one by one. You can compare those features and choose effective kitchen appliances online for you.
3. Effective customer reviews : 🙂
When you visit a traditional shop, then you do not know that who have purchased that product from there. Whether they are happy with their shopping experience or not? The product is good or bad? Only positive thing that you can see the product in front of you or you may ask the sales person for a demonstration. But if you are buying that product first time or you have very less idea about this product then that will not be effective. So customer review is always play an important role.
When you purchase kitchen appliances online that time you can read all available product reviews carefully. That will help you to know more about the product. You can understand good things and bad things of the product. So you can take decision whether that item will be effective for your purpose of usage or not.
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4. Genuine products : 🙂
Online stores always sell original products and they are claiming that. They are also advertising so strongly about this issue. Most of product manufacturers are selling their products directly through these eCommerce sites. Retail partner of those stores are also big and selling across the country. If they have sold any fake product, then customers must inform them or give them bad review or make a complaint against them. So if you read their reviews then you can know this and simply avoid those retailer.
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5. Doorstep delivery & free shipping : 😎
Kitchen appliances can be small or big. Your local physical shop will definitely provide doorstep delivery for big appliances. But not for small items like rice cooker, toaster, OTG etc. So you need to carry those to your home with yourself which you can avoid by placing order online. In many cases eCommerce stores also offer free shipment of product at your doorstep. So it will be beneficial if you buy kitchen appliances online.
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So you can understand online stores have their own advantages over physical shops. Significant benefit of buying anything online is discounted price and this is true for most products available online.
Though some people will definitely say that physical store has its own benefits, what I am not denying. Physical stores may also have its own reputation & goodwill and personal relationship with customers. It is upto customers that what he will realize and give more value to take his decision. You may share your opinion here.