The answer: It depends, but often yes. Some in-store prices can be fashionably cheaper than an online store because they are trying to get rid of inventory before the next shipment arrives while the online deals can be universally cheaper without all the hassle of looking through mounds of terrible clothing you would never wear. Retailers do not necessarily offer the same discounts in brick-and-mortar outlets as they do online because running a physical store might be substantially more expensive than running an online store.
Retail stores don’t offer the same deals as the brick and mortar ones and even their online stores. The cost of paying a physical location may be incredibly higher than an online store.
Paying people to provide customer service, stock or clean up shelves and remove outdated seasonal clothes, all add up. Even costs associated with electricity, rent, furniture, security all cut away on the profits margins of the business.
We live in a very fast-paced world. Even now, in the midst of COVID-19 and quarantines, life remains busy. We still try to get as much done in a day as we possibly can.
Nowadays, we have the opportunity to scroll down each aisle in a physical brick and mortar store while sipping a cold coffee, listening to our new favorite album, or talking to friends and family on the phone.
With technology, you can go into the store, view deals on apps, and also select the item you want and the app will take you to the item via a map. (I love Target’s in-store app to help you get around and find every item).
With that being said, now more than ever, we have the ability to finish all our shopping, picking out our clothes, and paying for everything in our cart just in time for the popcorn to be done so we can chill and watch Netflix.
What are the benefits of online shopping?
Not needing to drive around aimlessly from store to store looking for the right size, color, or brand. You can search for everything you want online and the variety is so much larger.
Brick-and-mortar stores are limited to what they carry in stock. Moving from hangar to hanger glancing down the entire outfit can be a tedious process and even tiring when we come out with nothing for all the time and work spent.
Online allows for a much more simple and effective way to explore designs and sales by various brands all at once.
E-commerce sites offer many products at better rates with discounts.
You can save and watch for the designs and styles you like the best. If you are going through an online store, like Amazon or Target, you can add everything you want to keep an eye on to a wish list.
Every big store has a sizing chart so you can view the measurement for that specific item you are looking at. You will want to review these as not every site or brand has the same standard. This gets more complicated if you purchase internationally.
I don’t know about you, but the excitement when the clothes arrive all at once and you get to try them on yourself (or your kids) from the comfort of your own home, makes that little delay worth it.
The pros of buying online for children’s clothes
Having young children can be really amazing. Having young children grouped together as you are waiting for a fitting room to open with other children screaming, not so much. If you have been there, you are not alone.
The main advantage of huge sales online helps you avoid these little disasters. Consider purchasing the clothes in bulk when big sales happen. This will save you time and countless headaches.
After you figure out what store clothes and brands fit your kids the best, you now have your go-to selection. A quick tip is to bookmark those pages and brands so you can check them out regularly.
Buying clothes online conclusion
We all have different lifestyles and craziness going on in life. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. Take a look at the pros above and see if those reasons are worth purchasing online instead of going to the store. See which one fits you best.
One thing I definitely recommend is going with big brands that you can trust. There are plenty of sketchy sites and cheap products that you should stay away from where the material and products won’t last. You can buy very affordable clothes from well-known brands at great prices.
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