Online market, as you know, have been becoming very popular in the present time. There are many positive reasons that allow us to shift from traditional market to online. We could always say that online is convenient, portable, time-saving, variation so on and so forth.
On the other hand, one not-so-good point about online market is that you are not really sure about the product as a whole. While browsing those products, a lot of thoughts are running through your head. Maybe the reality look of this product is not just like what I see here, or maybe this one is not really durable, or maybe this one is not really convenient as it says.
That makes online buying a bit hard. Luckily, like they say, internet has everything. In order to make sure that you are adding the right products to your cart, why not consider do some reviews about the product that you are looking at. There are actually many benefits to your shopping if you take some times read review report. In today article, I will present you 5 main reasons.
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1 – Don’t Be Too Much of A Fool
No seller will tell you that their products are wasted of money. They, no matter how true it is, will not say that their product is hard to use or made of cheap material that will be broken in the next few days. I neither say they are lying. What they do is that they will always praise their product and take out only the good points to broadcast to public. They don’t lie (or perhaps some do), they just show the pros and keep the cons hidden.
So what we want is the cons of the product. In this case, it would be very stupid to just read the seller’s praise and buy the product. On the other hand, reviews are something different. Reviews are those examination or inspection on the product from someone rather than the sellers themselves. Thus, they will contains good and bad points. And when we get to the bad side, we will get more details and understand truthfully about the product. Our decision will be also better by that.
2 – See Experience of Other Buyers
I truly agree that some of the reviews are genuinely fake. But there are also the ones that is genuinely real. And the good news is there are many more real reviews than those fake ones. By reading real reviews, you absorb the real information and experience from experienced buyer or testers.
It is very important to us as a buyer to feel those experience and ask ourselves whether we are ok with those experience if we purchase those products. Even the seller or the company itself, they also need user experiences so that they can study and create a better product in the next version.
Some experiences may be a frustration to some people but is normal to some others. Let me give a good example here. Assume you bought a phone and hoping it to have long-lasting battery but it turns out that it can only use for less than a half day. Then in this case you would be really frustrated and wanting to change to the new ones. On the other hand, assume your friends only need a fast-performing phone and does not care about the battery. Then this one would not be a harmful product for him.
So when you see someone rated something a one-star does not mean it is a one-star for you. Maybe it is a four or a five. But no matter what, getting experience of other buyers will help lead your shopping decision to a better place.
3 – See Products Popularity
Like I have mentioned earlier! Internet has everything. It is just that some information are direct and some are indirect. For the case of product popularity, it might be indirect. Let’s say you want to compare product A and B in term of popularity. You one to know which one has more users than another.
So you go in to google and find some reviews about it. In this scenario, if you can find so many articles writing reviews about product A than product B, then this simply means A is popular than B or A has more user than B.
But as I wrote down earlier, there are some fake reviews as well. So be sure that you do not get manipulated by those fake reviews that most of the time is created by the seller themselves.
4 – Making Sure You are Putting The Right Products to Your Cart
This is the overall reason. You might do many things to make sure you get the right products with the right price that is best-fit to your desire. You might ask your friends, or your next door 70 year-old grandma who has so many experience in shopping, or checking the seller website, etc. And all of these methods are really good. Yet reading review is not bad either. You should consider reading some reviews before finally purchasing it since reading cost no harm and cost no money at all.
Of course, you don’t want to spend the money on the thing that you don’t like and then re-spend again. The process of re-spending may come again and again until you get what you want. This is time-consuming and money-wasting.
So what you need is to spend it once and spend it right. Therefore, I would highly recommend reading reviews before you buy. You might say it takes time to read reviews and you don’t want to do that. Yes, you are right. But spending time on reading review article surely takes less time than re-shopping. Head or Tail? The coin is yours!