Advantages of Online Shopping
Below are 5 advantages of online shopping that makes dukalako a better choice for both buyers and sellers.
1. Convenience and time-saving and very secure
Shopping on dukalako offers convenience and time-saving benefits to buyers, as compared to shopping in traditional brick-and-mortar stores.
Changing consumer lifestyles and lack of time may make it more difficult for consumers to shop at physical locations such as stores and shopping malls. For example a buyer in Kericho might find it difficult to travel to Nairobi to buy a car spare part because in most cases they are required to report to work instead. Shopping online addresses this problem as buyers can shop in the comfort and convenience of home.
Buyers can also use the most convenient payment methods like Mpesa, Airtel money and even credit cards. The Internet operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be accessed anywhere in the world; shoppers can expect to browse and purchase goods on the Internet anytime, unlike traditional storefronts that have fixed opening.
Those in the diaspora can also buy items via Dukalako and have the same delivered to their desired location in Kenya.
Shopping online is convenient. You don’t need to get dressed and drive to your favourite store. You can easily visit dukalako , find the product you want and buy it without getting out of your pyjamas. It’s also convenient because you don’t need to wait for the store to open.
As all sellers are verified buyers can be assured that the item they purchased will be delivered to them.
2. Lower search costs and better product selection
Shopping online overcomes the time and pecuniary costs of traditional shopping; shoppers can shop from the comfort and convenience of home or office, and need not travel to physical stores. Shoppers are able to locate many vendors online using the search button.
With online shopping, shoppers no longer have to travel from one town to the other just to enquire about prices of an item they are searching for; they can actually use the internet to find out a price range of that item and the exact locations of the said item. With Dukalako they are assured that the item will be delivered to them giving them time to concentrate on other important things.
Dukalako offers a greater selection for shoppers as compared to physical retail storefronts. Dukalako can provide a larger inventory of products and sizes, and they can virtually guarantee the availability of any type and size of merchandise. This is a platform where the buyer gets to find the right seller.
3. Better Prices
Dukalako.com offer prices that are much lower than what you will find at a physical store. There are a few reasons for this.
1) Many people use the Internet to find cheaper items. Online business owners understand this. They will usually reduce their profit margin to get more customers.
2) Associated cost is minimal for items sold online, for example labour, rental, shelving and utility cost.
3) Sellers have access to a wider market
4) Sellers get free online advertising and publicity.
4. Fewer Traps
Physical stores are made to lure you into buying more things. They use posters, sales messages, colours and product placement to make you buy additional items. The most popular products are typically in the back because the owner wants you to view all of his or her other products. Many people will find a few additional items by the time they reach the thing they came in for.
These tactics are not as pronounced with online shopping. This means that you won’t feel the pressure to buy other things that you did not want in the first place.
5. Discreet Shopping
Physical stores often make it difficult to buy certain items. For example, buying lingerie without getting a few awkward stares is nearly impossible. There are many instances of this, and sometimes you might feel embarrassed for no reason.
Dukalako gives you privacy because you will not have people looking at you while you shop.