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People Across the Country Are Shopping for More Items Online

Published: 4th May 2017 13:05

Online shopping has been very popular across the UK, and has given customers a chance to pick up some incredible products without having to visit a local retailer or deal with the hassle of offline shopping. The latest figures suggest that more than 60% of customers are shopping online, with the number being lower in certain industries such as fashion and furniture.

One of the reasons why people in different parts of the country are often reluctant to shop online is the high shipping costs associated with buying larger items online. However, the different online retailers we have today are taking active steps to change that.

Local Partners for Local Buyers

Take a closer look at the top online retailers we have today and you will find that not all of them ship from a single, centralized warehouse. In fact, larger stores such as Amazon have partners catering to different parts of the country, including Scotland and Northern Ireland. This means the products you buy don’t always have to be expensive to ship.

This approach is also being used by specialty online stores that deal with certain items. Online furniture stores, for instance, are working with local distributors to make sure the items purchased by customers arrive – and are installed, in certain cases – quickly and efficiently.

Free Shipping

It is also worth noting that certain online retailers now offer free shipping. Free shipping can be offered as part of a promotional offer (i.e. free shipping for all orders above £50) or for every purchase altogether. Regardless of which offer you get, you can save on shipping and still get the best products delivered to you in a timely manner.

Big Warehouse Sale started offering free delivery for select orders not too long ago and people have been more willing to shop for discount carpets online. The items available through this online retailer aren’t the kind of items you would normally buy online, but the fluid shopping experience, combined with free shipping and handling, are allowing Big Warehouse Sale to connect with more customers.

More Discounts

Even without free shipping, you can still save a lot of money by shopping for products online. This is because online retailers tend to have lower overhead costs to worry about, which means they can offer better prices and more discounts to customers. The combination may even offset the high shipping costs associated with buying larger products online.

Add the fact that the market, both online and offline, is very competitive these days, and it is not surprising to see discounts of up to 80% being made available throughout the year. It is easy to find opportunities to save money just by moving from offline shopping to online shopping.

Even local businesses are starting to make their products available online and catering to more customers across the country. Stores based in Norfolk can easily connect with customers in Durham by setting up an online storefront. More deals, free shipping, a better shopping experience and better products; what’s not to like about online shopping?

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