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How to Decide on Buying E-Cigs Online vs. In-Store

In this day and age, people who are internet savvy always ask if we looked online before making a purchase. Is it true that buying online is cheaper, or better in some way? If it is cheaper or better, how so?

Brick and mortar locations have some limitations that the online competitors do not have, though that doesn’t always matter. Sometimes people just want to walk in, pay, and leave with their purchase. This is the one big advantage a physical location has over the online sellers, and it is called instant gratification!

The other advantage that a store has is being able to put the product in the customers hands. Most people don’t think that makes a difference, but trust that it does! In being able to have the product in hand it allows the consumer the ability to make an immediate determination of the value by assessing the quality of the product, and in doing so, it creates a form of desire. This can lead to impulse purchases.

In this day and age, people who are internet savvy always ask if we looked online before making a purchase. Is it true that buying online is cheaper, or better in some way? If it is cheaper or better, how so?

Brick and mortar locations have some limitations that the online competitors do not have, though that doesn’t always matter. Sometimes people just want to walk in, pay, and leave with their purchase. This is the one big advantage a physical location has over the online sellers, and it is called instant gratification!

The other advantage that a store has is being able to put the product in the customers hands. Most people don’t think that makes a difference, but trust that it does! In being able to have the product in hand it allows the consumer the ability to make an immediate determination of the value by assessing the quality of the product, and in doing so, it creates a form of desire. This can lead to impulse purchases.

The online sellers have advantages as well, and some might consider them to be much more than the instant gratification can offer, provided it is worth the wait. According to Forbes.com consumers shop online for selection and low pricing…actually in that order.

Online stores never close, so finding one that is open is never a problem, even on holidays! Another benefit of online shopping is the fact that there are more than enough places to find your item, no matter what it is!

The prices online do tend to be less than that of the brick and mortar store prices, though there can be shipping charges, so that is something to watch for. There are places online that offer free shipping with a purchase over a certain amount, and some just include it in every product purchase. According to Wall Street Journal shipping will cost you more because retailers are raising the price point to qualify for free shipping.  Make sure you are sure of the shipping cost before you buy, it could be cheaper to buy in-store, though, most times it is not.

There are down-sides to shopping online, and the biggest of these is having to wait for your purchase to arrive. That being said, if you are a patient person, it shouldn’t be a problem.

The next issue is returning an item. Make sure you know the return policy before you buy, sometimes there are circumstances where you cannot return it after so many days, and with E-cigarettes, if you use it, you cannot return it anyhow. Be certain of what you are getting before you buy.

It might be a wise idea to first go to the store to get your hands on the product to decide if it is what you want, then decide where to buy it! The bottom line is your bottom line. If you have to have it now, you know where to go. If you want to save some money, buy it online!