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4 Common Myths about Shopping Online in Pakistan

15 June, 2017

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Online shopping is something still very new to the people of Pakistan, and like many other new things, takes time to gain the people’s trust. They are either not convinced of online shopping’s reliability or are still unaware that such a way of shopping exists. Of course, for a country of close to 200mil people, awareness will take some time. The e-commerce sector in Pakistan is growing definitively and it’s thanks to large online shopping websites like Daraz.pk and Kaymu.pk which are slowly but surely convincing the public that buying things online, isn’t as bad as it seems. Here are a few typical misconceptions that people have about online shopping which we have debunked.

It is expensive to shop online
This is false. In fact, getting your shopping done online is actually cheaper due to two factors. First, most online stores get their products in bulk and second, online stores don’t have to pay for shop rental, utilities, display accessories, etc. By reducing all these costs, they get to sell their products below market price. A smart way to spend lesser than you should when shopping online is by using coupon codes. Shopcoupons is a reliable coupon website which provides shoppers with working voucher codes for your favorite online store. Look no further for that Yayvo or Daraz discount code because they definitely have it!

Shopping online requires a credit card


Absolutely not true. Many consumers still believe this though, partly because most large online stores give shoppers additional discounts when they pay with their credit or debit cards from selected banks. There are several ways to spend at an online store besides using a card. A popular option for those without a credit card is C.O.D (Cash-on-Delivery) where you pay cash only when you have received your items. Some stores also allow customers to make a direct bank transfer at the ATM or via online banking. No credit card? No problem.

My financial information is at stake
Contrary to popular belief, online stores do not have anything to do with your credit card or online banking information. In order for payments to be made at an online store, the website requires the services of a third party payment gateway which handles everything to the payment procedure. This procedure is always carried out via a secure encrypted channel so you won’t have to worry about your bank and/or credit card information being abused.

Product quality is below par
With e-commerce stores focusing on winning the people’s trust, they are striving to provide authentic products to customers. In order for this to happen, large e-commerce stores ensure quality control by conducting thorough checks on merchants and products. Daraz.pk, for example, confidently guarantees customer satisfaction and allow customers to return their products if they are unsatisfactory, but based on their returns and refunds policy of course.

There you have it, 4 common online shopping myths debunked. Now you can shop online without a worry in the world.

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