Here are some of the advantages of doing your shopping online

By Vera Shawiza / February 5, 2018


Online shopping has become popular in the recent time. This is due to the availability of the internet that has revolutionized the way of doing things.

Online shopping comes along with a number of advantages as can be proved from the fact that more people have embraced the trend and the sector is expanding more and more.

The following are some advantages of online shopping:

  1. Convenience

The convenience that comes along with online shopping is on another level. There are no lines to wait in or shop assistants to wait on to help you with your purchases, and you can do your shopping at the comfort of your seat without having to travel all the way to the mall.

Online shops give us the opportunity to shop 24/7 on items that are at better prices. Cheap deals and better prices are available online because products come to you direct from the manufacturer or seller without middleman being involved. Many online shops offer discount coupons and rebates as well.

  1. More variety.

There are unlimited varieties of items and products that leaves one amazed. One can get several brands and products from different sellers all in one place.

An individual is able to get the latest international trends without spending money on airfare. You can shop from retailers in other parts of the country, or even the world, all without being limited by geography.

A far greater selection of colors and sizes than you will find locally are at your disposal. Apart from that, the stock is much more plentiful. Some online shops even provisions in place to accept orders for items out of stock and ship it when the stock becomes available.

  1. Comparison of Prices

The advanced innovation of search engine allows you to easily check prices and compare with just a few clicks.  It is very straightforward to conduct price comparisons from one online shopping website to another. This gives one the freedom to determine which online store offers the most affordable item to be bought.

  1. Easy to Search Merchandise

An individual is able to search for more detailed information on items when shopping online. One is able to look for specific merchandise that includes the model number, style, size, and color that needs to be bought. In addition, it is easy to determine whether the products are available or out of stock.

  1. Less compulsive shopping.

Often times when we are out shopping, we end up buying things compulsively that we don’t really need. All because shopkeepers pressure us or use their selling skills to compel us to make these purchases. Sometimes, we even compromise on our choices because of the lack of choices in those shops.

Africa Sokoni is an online market that brings African Consumers and Retailers together online, in a swift, hassle-free, flexible, and credible shopping experience, without the restriction of distance, without customers having to leave the comfort of their homes, offices, and farms.

This is done by leveraging the power of the internet and through the introduction of relevant and scalable technologies.

Africa Sokoni’s only focus is to put the power back into the hands of the African consumer. That is why they are continuously working towards improving the enabling environment for African Consumers to be able to shop, however, whatever and whenever they want, without any form of constraint.



About Vera Shawiza

Vera Shawiza is Soko Directory’s in-house journalist. Her zealous nature ensures that sufficient and relevant content is generated for the Soko Directory website and sourcing information from clients is easy as smooth sailing. Vera can be reached at: (020) 528 0222 or Email: [email protected]

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