Why bargain shopping sites are useful?
There are many online shopping sites where we can purchase products by saving lot of money and time. Here is the difference between simple shopping sites and bargain sites, where we can compare the products with several brands on its features and prices. Here we can do best deals, get coupons and participate in auctions also. However we should know which the best bargain sites are, before we think to go ahead.
There are many search engine price comparison sites where we can compare products with its features and price. Some of them are chargeable and some don't charge at all. The top price comparison search engines are shopping.com, shopzilla.com, pricegrabber.com, thefind.com, shopwiki.com etc.
If we discuss on deals and coupons some of the best sites are slickdeals.net, bensbargain.net, dealsea.com, techbargains.com, pricewatch.com, fatwallet.com and flamingoworld.com etc. Most of these sites do affiliate marketing putting several links, which may annoy the user in some way. However, the user will get various gift coupons, buy one get one free options, free shipping and off on buying etc.
Factors that portray as 'best' among others
While looking for online bargain sites, we must learn some vital factors that make or illustrate a site as best. Some of these most important factors are here:
Shopping features:If you're planning to purchase anything online, first look at the store features which are easily fond out and accessible by you. Compare its common features like navigation, notification, wish lists, product reviews, delivery options, detailed description, proper tracking of dispatch & delivery etc with other shopping sites. I suggest the users should better to go for the site which carries such kind of common features and facilities; in addition that can support and facilitate your desire in your location on time.
Assortment:The second important factor that you must find out and compare with different brands and shopping sites is assortment or collectivity of products. At first find out how many types of products are there; like Auto Accessories/Parts, Clothing, Electronics, Exercise Equipment/ Sports, Funeral, Grocery, Health and Beauty, Hobbies/Crafts, Homes and/or Car Sales, Household Items/Furniture, Jewelry, Movies/Books/Music, Office Supplies, Pharmacy, Photo Processing, Shoes, Toys and Trips/Cruises etc.
Bargaining feature: Look at the bargaining features of site; like which are its regular sales & daily deals, discounted shipping & free shipping options etc. If your products are highly reasonable as per cost or deal price or discount / off price then proceed. Ensure / read carefully about the terms and conditions of site before dealing any product online.
Secure Payment Gateway:Credit card, Debit card and Gift cards are majorly acceptable by all sites. Some prefer PayPal and Bill me later option too, but Cheques and Online transfer are rarely acceptable by them. Apart from these, check whether the payment mode is secure or certified by MasterCard SecureCode or Verified by Visa or SafeKey like online transit firms or not.
FAQs and Customer Support: Read completely the frequently asked questions available on the shopping sites. Are you happy with those questionnaires? Are you happy with the customer care features offered by the store? Does it support 24 hour support on phone/online / Chat services? Compare all that and find out the best services offered by the online stores.
Entering the best bargain sites through search engines
If you're not willing to enter directly to the shopping sites or don't have any idea about them or want to know more about such sites, you can search and enter from these top search engine sites. Google, Bing and Yahoo are the best search engines that most of the internet savvies use.
The benefit of using these search engine sites is that you can find and deal your required product as per your location, price and category. It is of no use to visit the top bargain sites directly and waste time, if they don't offer & serve products in your location. Hence, better have a look on these.
www.google.com/shopping:Google's shopping site is the top among anything in the world that provides complete information about stores, brands, products, reviews, new openings, deals, discounts, coupons etc. The features available in Google shop like, short-listing the products, comparison to other brands etc, offered by Google to its account holders; and smart shopping for Android and iPhone users through Google shopper are excellent & trustworthy.
shopping.yahoo.com: Yahoo shopping is one of the top sites where one can find, compare, read reviews on products and brands and purchase online easily. The site is very user friendly, where you can see different categories for each and every product to find out effortlessly. Using Yahoo shopping site is very easy and you can compare products smoothly. For example, if you type 'watch' for search, you'll get various top sorted watches with its name, price, picture, brand / store name with a compare option. In addition, you'll get an option to search watches as per your budget or price, brand, material (like silver, gold, gold plated, titanium etc.), dial color, movement, store name etc.
www.bing.com/shopping:In Bing shopping you'll find two options as products and daily deals on its top row. The daily deals option in Bing is wonderful where you can search deals/off price sells as per your location and category. In Products option, you can search any product as per your choice and see the detailed price, type/category, brands and compare deals.
Top five product comparison websites
Getting information about products, deals and bargains other than search engines is to visit the best comparison websites. Here I've listed out the top five of them.
www.ciao.co.uk: The Microsoft owned and UK based online shopping portal ciao.co.uk is one of the top product comparison websites. The website claimed that 28.4 million unique visitors were reached this site in the month January 2013 in Europe.
www.moneysavingexpert.com: Launched in February 2003, it is a commercial online shopping comparison website now owned by moneysuperemarket.com. There are more than 13 million unique users to this site in a month.
www.shopping.com: Built and owned by eBay, it is one of the best price comparison engines in the world. Shopping.com first established in Israel in 1998, now headquartered at Brisbane, California, USA.
www.pricerunner.com: Headquartered at England, PriceRunner was launched in 1999 in Sweden. Now it has offices at California, Paris, Munich and Stockhalm. It is one of the best price comparison service providers in the world.
www.kelkoo.com: Founded in France in the year 1999, Kelkoo was bought by Yahoo! Inc in April 2004 for 450 million Euros.
Top online bargain shopping sites
There are many bargain shopping sites available on net; like eBay, CheapElectronicDepot, Ioffer, Best Buy, NewEgg, Wal-Mart, Craiglist, HHGreg, Amazon, Target.com etc. However, the top online bargain shopping sites are mentioned here below.
Overstock.com: If you're looking for low cost electronic gadgets, books, games, cars, properties etc. then overstock.com is the right place. It has very low price dealing up to 70% off on retail price. Overstock is famous for its huge store collection, features, nice payment and clearance option, customer support etc. As per customer support it is #2 in the world and it also won User's Choice Award for Customer Relationship Management Excellence Gartner CRM for the year 2008.
Target.com: If you're looking for high quality products at low price then target.com is the best place. There are a lot of bargains and deals available and going on this site. However, there is no online payment or PayPal payment mode; the consumer has to purchase only through debit or credit card and gift coupons. Overall, it is one of the top bargain shopping sites.
Amazon.com: Amazon is best place for online books and music; in addition it is also best for bargain shopping, online auctions and grocery items. It has incredible store feature and selection. There are many ongoing deals & bargains happen daily in this site. However, it accepts only credit cards and gift cards by its consumers.
Sam'sclub.com: It is a sister site of Wal-Mart, as it is owned by same company. It is a warehouse membership club that offers bulk items at discount price and delivers product very easily. It is completely worthy for the consumer who seek products for their business. The bargains and discounts on holidays and special days in Sam's club are very exciting. People were eagerly looking for such deals in this site.
Kmart.com: It is completely a small budget bargain sites for tight budgeted people. Here consumers can choose various payment options like spot payment, installment payment etc. and they can ask for payment through PayPal, eBillMe, gift cards etc. Even though this site lacks name-brand products, but people like its store features, bargain and discount programs.
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