It is easier to shop and compare prices online than it is to compare prices of different physical stores. There are a lot of coupons available online to help save money on orders or even get free shipping. But does online shopping really save the shopper more money?
The UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper™ report evaluates consumer shopping habits from pre-purchase to post-delivery. The study is based on a comScore survey of 5,118 U.S. online shoppers.
The study found that online shoppers frequently change retail channels during their shopping experience. Better prices (57%) and selection (49%) are the top reasons for purchasing online after researching an item in-store. Nearly half (48%) of online shoppers have used ship to store in the past year, and 45% of those consumers made an additional purchase when picking up their online purchase.
When a purchase is made online from a retailer that has an online and physical store, 39% of consumers who make returns prefer to ship the product back while 61% prefer to return the item to the store. When making an in-store return, 70% purchase an additional item compared to only 42% who make a new purchase while processing an online return.
Respondents said they continue to use personal computers to shop and compare prices, and complement their use as they become more comfortable using mobile technology: 41% use their smartphone for research, while 30% make purchases. Online shoppers appreciate the convenience of smartphones on-the-go and in-store. Smartphone users project making more purchases on their device in the next year.
Retailers need to continue to advance their mobile platforms, as 38% who have a mobile device but do not use it to make purchases said product images are not large or clear enough, and 30% said it’s hard to compare products.
Retail continues to evolve as some online shoppers consider using mobile technologies in store: 33% find electronic shelf labels appealing, 29% said they will consider mobile checkout, and 27% said they are open to using touch screens to receive information, make purchases or arrange deliveries.
Free shipping remains the most important option during checkout according to 77% of online shoppers. More than half (60%) have added items to their cart to qualify for free shipping.
The study provides insight to help retailers increase sales – 48% of online shoppers said they ship items to the store, with 45% of those saying they made additional purchases when picking up their orders.
According to the report, only 62% of consumers are satisfied with the online returns process: 67% review a retailer’s return policy before making a purchase, 66% want free return shipping, 58% want a hassle-free “no questions asked” return policy, and 47% want an easy-to-print return label.
KT Coupon is accepting new coupon codes and promotions for 2016. New stores will be added to the coupon database as they are submitted. Please follow the guidelines when submitting new coupon codes to the coupon merchant database.
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Forget about Black Friday, SherrieBlossom is offering 3 styles & VERY limited quantity of their premiere clear ICEBox with a special holiday promotion.
Once the limited quantity is sold out codes will expire!Get your glam on and shop the ICEbOX at Sherrieblossom .com – where your favorite celebrities shop for stunning makeup organizer.
Sigma Black Friday Sale 2015 has been announced on sigmabeauty.com.
FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING with no minimum will be offered on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday this year at sigmabeauty.com only.
On Cyber Monday, a coupon for 20% off your order will be posted! See the Sigma coupon code for more information.
Did you miss the $60 off any icebox coupon SherrieBlossom just offered for their clear icebox for Halloween? November will have deals for you too! See our SherrieBlossom coupon codes for the current offers.
Black Friday coupons will be posted as Thanksgiving approaches. Keep an eye out for Cyber Monday offers as well! Check back often for 2015 deals from KT Coupon!
For a limited time only, take 15% off select Sigma Brushes! Limited quantities available. Limited 3 brush sets per order. All promotions and offers are available online and in-store at the Sigma Beauty Flagship Store at the Mall of America. Pro and Wholesale discounts cannot be combined with any additional discount codes.
For more discounts and free gift deals, check out our Sigma coupon codes.
Sigma strikes again with their free gift offer for 2015. This year, Sigma Brushes allows buyers to pick their own free gift! How awesome is that? Starting May 2015, you can get a free mirror with orders of $150 or more. And for just $30 or more, you can begin selecting your free gift!
For a list of all the Sigma free gifts offered this month of May 2015, see this Sigma free gift guide. What is your favorite Sigma free gift? Have you gotten a free gift with your order in 2015?
Haven’t shopped yet? See the 2015 Sigma brushes coupon code.