6 online shopping fears and the truths behind them
MANILA, Philippines – Have you ever tried online shopping? If you haven't, what’s stopping you?
Online shopping is a modern convenience sent by the retail gods: it saves time, it can be done through you smartphone, plus, some online shops offer exclusive discounts and products not available anywhere else, to name a few of its merits.
Yet online shopping remains cast under the shadow of horror stories that give it a bad name. It’s quite understandable because with this, you’re basically buying something you’ve seen only on photos from people you haven’t met. That's why there are people who still haven’t fully embraced the idea of online shopping yet.
Ironically, until you’ve made your first successful online purchase, you will always remain doubtful.
In a nutshell, the key to online shopping is staying vigilant. Whether an online shop is famous or not, you must always keep an eye out for red flags to avoid getting conned. Most people would only study reviews on the brand and product, but do take the time to check out shops’ and merchants’ ratings and reviews as well. And if a deal sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. It’s always a good idea to err on the side of caution.
If you’re too busy to go to malls and bazaars to shop or would rather not brave the hellish city traffic, particularly now that the holidays are almost upon us, you might want to consider shopping online. If you're still having second thoughts on making your first online purchase, check out this infographic debunking some of the most common online shopping misconceptions. – Rappler.com