Knowledge is Power!
With the advent of the Internet, shopping has changed dramatically. In years past, shopping
was mostly done in local stores. Going
into the “big city” to shop was often a once a year experience. If it wasn’t made in your local area, chances
are you weren’t going to buy or have access to certain items. Catalog shopping was developed by giants such
as Sears and Montgomery Ward, and the ability to purchase more items via mail helped expand
the shopping industry. The drawback was
that you were limited to the products those few stores carried. Things have
drastically changed, as now can literally shop the world.
The Internet has become a way of life in a very short span of time. Every major store has a website
where shoppers can go to order everything from aspirins to Zumba exercise
videos. If your mind can conceive a
product, chances are you can find it somewhere for sale on the Internet.
When online shopping first came out, and even today, people were very skeptical to give their credit card information online for fear of
having it stolen. Sophisticated security systems have practically eliminated
that problem, so as long as you see the “s”
in the beginning of the website address,
as in https. Seeing that form of a web address you should feel safe that
your credit card information will not be stolen. Actually it has been shown that this method
of using your credit card is even safer than using it at a retail
establishment. Countless incidences of
credit cards being copied by waiters and waitresses and store clerks abound.
Another advantage to shopping online is that fact that it can be a “green” way to shop. Running
from store to store in your car, looking for a particular product or for the
best price is a terrible waste of gasoline.
Add to that the fact that it is getting less and less safe to shop at
the big shopping centers. The newspapers are full of stories about purse
snatching, abductions and even murders occurring in the parking lots of
Speaking of running from store to store, you can literally do that online. Tabbed browsing will allow
you to put several shopping sites up on your screen at once and check out who
has the best price with the least shipping costs all from the comfort of your
home. You can easily compare apples to
apples and get the best price available.
Since many online stores do not have a brick and mortar store, the cost
of maintaining a storefront is eliminated which allows them to offer a lower
price than the stores with such overhead.
The airline industry came up with a unique way to gain customers. They offer frequent flyer
miles. The more miles you travel on a
particular airline, the more points you gain. These points were redeemable for
free flights on that particular airline.
This was a great way to garner brand loyalty. If you used one airline, your miles would
The shopping industry has jumped on the bandwagon and has a similar program. Online shopping clubs are
beginning to spring up on the internet. Often
for an annual fee, you are given a card that allows you to shop online and get
discounts and reward points. Each of
these clubs have specific ways to redeem the points.
The most popular of these shopping clubs offers Free Shopping Cards and awards Loyalty
Reward Points for purchases made in hundreds of stores all over the
world. The great thing about this
program is that the points you accumulate never expire and can be redeemed for
cash, or more merchandise. This program
even gets more exciting as it gives the card holder the opportunity to earn even
more points by giving away these Free Shopping Cards
to their friends and family. Every time their
friends or family makes a purchase they earn
Reward Points. This is a no cost way
to have a small home business; giving away Free Shopping Cards
to anyone who wants to save money by shopping online.
Beverly Saltonstall is a VIP member of the fastest growing team with the Club Shop home business. To learn how to earn money by simply giving away Free Shopping Cards sign up for your card as an ASSOCIATE MEMBER
If you want to keep this exciting opportunity all to yourself, sign up for your Free Shopping Cards as a SHOPPER Member
In either case, your card is free with no obligation. Promise!