How The Internet Has Changed The Gift-Giving Process

Posted: May 13 2019, 12:48am CDT | by , in Technology News

 

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How the Internet Has Changed the Gift-Giving Process

How many people do you know who still go out and do their gift shopping physically? There are still some old school shoppers out there, especially among the older generation. However, a growing number of people prefer to do their shopping online and have the products delivered to them.

The internet has changed the way we buy gifts for our loved ones on special occasions. Here are some reasons why:

1. It widens your choices

When you go to a shop, you’re limited to the products they have in stock. Going to buy clothing and shoes can be exceptionally frustrating because the store might not have your size or the color you prefer. Most of the time, they cannot source it for you. Even if they can, it might take weeks to get it by which time you’ll no longer need or want it.

While online shops might not always have what you need, you have the option to visit another store without having to drive there. If the first shop you visit doesn’t have the item you want, you can go onto another site and find something similar that’s in stock.

Products you might never have known existed are a mere click away. This allows you to choose from a much broader range of products when you go shopping. When you shop online, you can shop from anywhere in the world.

2. You can access products that have gone viral

Savvy marketers can get their products to go viral so that they’re on everyone’s lips and millions of people just must have them. Gadget tech gifts are a growing trend in the internet shopping sector when it comes to products gone viral.

Viral product design is all about originality. The product should be distinctive and appeal to the emotions of the shopper. Getting this right is more complicated than it sounds. It involves accessibility, ease of sharing, and creating a digital marketing plan that makes shoppers feel they need to buy it now. Otherwise, a competitor can take over the market within days.

Think about viral product design and the internet. If you weren’t shopping online, you’d only find out about the product months after it was launched by old-fashioned word-of-mouth.

3. You can get your purchases delivered anywhere

It’s a familiar situation: you’ve bought your mom the ideal Mother’s Day gift. But you live far away, and it might be a few months before you see her again. What do you do? You could mail or courier it to her, but the extra expense means you can’t buy her that special gift she deserves.

Internet shopping is the solution because most online stores deliver free of charge. You can spend your entire budget on the gift without worrying about how you’ll get the gift to its recipient. And your mom will get a lovely surprise when there’s a knock on her door and a package containing something special just for her.

4. It’s a convenient way to shop

We live hectic lives today. An appointment can crop up at the same time you planned to go gift shopping. Suddenly, you’re in panic mode. How can you attend a meeting and concentrate knowing that your window of time for buying gifts is fast disappearing?

The simple answer is internet shopping. Store hours don’t apply. So, if the first time you get to think about gift shopping is after you’ve put the kids to bed, it’s easy.

With a few clicks of a button and secure payment methods, you can do all your shopping online from anywhere. You can also do it at any time which is a great timesaver.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Manfred "Luigi" Lugmayr () is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 25 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets, tech and online shopping. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology news and tech and toy shopping hub.
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