Many consumers have realized that the internet can be a great source of cheaper products and services. From computer games to clothing, it seems that there are plenty of bargains to be found online.
From my own experience, I know that I've sometimes been wary of being some items online. There are some products that you feel that you really need to see and touch before you buy.
Until recently, shoes very much fell into this category for me. As far as I was concerned, I wanted to buy shoes from a local high street store.
This was not so much because I was wonderfully impressed by the standard of service that I received locally but was more because I liked to try shoes on before making a purchase.
Since this was not possible using an internet store, I could see little reason for changing my way of shopping for footwear. I was frequently being told that there were bargains to be found online but they were simply not for me.
This situation changed recently when I was finally persuaded to try shopping for shoes online. The first thing that stuck me was the range of options available.
Having been used to using traditional bricks and mortar stores, I was impressed by the range of shops and shoes that I now had available online.
It was also clear that I could easily and quickly compare prices. This meant that I was soon able to pick out bargains. But what about that tricky issue of trying before I bought?
I found that a good solution to this was to look for stores that had a flexible returns policy. This meant that I could buy footwear online, try it on and then return it if it was not suitable.
This was a simple solution and one that I had previously not been aware of.
I've not gotten into the habit of shopping for shoes online and found that I pay considerably less. I wish I had discovered this way of shopping sooner!