Personal finance and money news, analysis and comment |


Saturday, 4 September 2010

Online shopping has been a feature of online life since the late 1990s and has now become commonplace. According to a recent Pew survey most internet users (93%) have at one time or another done something related to ecommerce. They have used the internet to research products and services, make purchases, book travel, trade stocks, or participate in auctions. On any given day, more than a quarter of internet users (26%) are doing something online related to e-commerce.
  • 81% of internet users have used the internet to do research about a
    product they are thinking about buying, with 20% doing this on the typical day.
  • 66% of online users have purchased a product online, such as books,
    music, or clothing, with 6% saying they do this on the typical day.
  • 64% have bought or made a travel reservation online, such as an airline ticket, hotel room, or rental car, with 4% doing so on the average day.
  • 26% have participated in an online auction, with 3% doing this on the
    average day.
  • 17% have paid to access or download digital content, such as a newscast, sporting event, or radio show; some 4% do this on the typical day.
  • 11% have bought or sold stocks online, and just 1% do this on the average day.
Online shopping is about convenience and saving money. Prices are usually
lower online and sales tax is seldom an issue. Sometimes you even get free

Online merchants will often offer special incentives to get people to shop
online. These specials aren’t widely publicized; you have to be at the right
place (website) and the right time to hear about them. Fortunately for us there are several websites that track online deals:

Save your precious time and watch the dollars add up at Gone are the days of searching through newspapers and clipping coupons just to save a dime. Thanks to our exclusive list of hundreds of printable grocery coupons, you save with every click. Simply browse through our constantly updated choices on the Printable Coupons page, check the ones you want, and click “print now.” You’ll enjoy immediate access to special rebates and promotions, as well as insider discounts to major online retailers, department stores and more when you take advantage of their FREE registration.
Back in 1997, dealnews started as a couple of friends hunting for good deals on cool technology gadgets, computers and electronics and then sharing that information to more friends on the dealnews website. They’ve since grown to include a large professional writing and editing staff, numerous web-savvy engineers and designers, and more. However, the core reason for what they do hasn’t changed. They love getting a great deal on really cool stuff and want to share with others.

This website was born out of a conversation one day about how the Internet is changing our lives–how we work, how we communicate, how we learn and definitely how we buy things. Yet despite the advances of the web and the promise of comparison shopping, finding the lowest prices on products is still often hit or miss. And it’s usually pretty time consuming. They constantly monitor the web, looking for unannounced sales, store specials, and the most economical prices on the hottest products. We seek out the latest and most compelling online bargains and bring them directly to you.
Coupon clipping has gone digital! Armed with “coupon codes” you’ll be able to save a bundle the next time you’re buying anything online, for both products and services. Most online retailers now include a field to enter a promotional or coupon code during the checkout process. Some typical discounts might look like “10% Off your order” or “Free Shipping on orders over $25″.  During checkout, look for the special box that says coupon or promotional code. Enter the code provided by this website and experience instant savings.