The internet has changed the way the world shops. Surveys have revealed that over half of the purchases made in the US are online rather than in stores. Online shopping is easy, provides an enormous variety and makes comparing the brands and products easier. Although online shopping is on the rise, it cannot completely substitute conventional shopping.

Several products make more sense when you see them in the stores and check them directly before buying. However, for some products, online shopping is the best way to shop. Let’s find out what those products are.

1.     Electronics

Buying electronics such as a smartphone, laptop or TV is a long process. You have to go to the store, do a survey and find the right product in front of eager and pushy salespersons. After that, you have to  transport your item to your home. Its gets worse when you have to return or replace the product. All of this is easier when you shop for electronics online.

When shopping online, you can easily compare the features, prices, and reviews to help you get the best gadget you need. Buying electronics online is usually cheaper than buying in stores, especially when you have to buy small gadgets such as cables, chargers, and earphones. Gadget accessories come cheaper or almost free when you buy an electronic item online.

2.     Medicines

Surveys have revealed that one in four Americans has a hard time paying for prescription drugs. Ordering medicines online can help saving up a lot. Many mail-order pharmacies work with health insurers to keep the prices lower than what they are in the stores.

Some online pharmacies also allow you to get a 90-day supply with paying your copay only once rather than paying the copay thrice at a local pharmacy.

However, you need to be cautious when buying medicines online. Online pharmacies you choose should be verified and registered, or else you risk buying illegal or counterfeit drugs.

3.     Baby Supplies

Subscription savers works well for buying not only medicines but also other stuff like disposable diapers. Buying diapers online can save you a lot of money. You certainly wouldn’t want to run to a store when you are out of diapers, and your kid is about to make some trouble.

If you’re a member of Amazon Prime, you can save up to 20% on diapers, baby food and other baby supplies by using the Amazon Family service. If you’re not on Amazon Prime, you can still save on babies’ stuff through Amazon’s ‘subscribe and save feature’.

4.     Pet Food

You need to buy pet food in abundance. The advantage of buying pet food through subscription service is that it gets delivered in big heavy bags, so you do not have to make an effort to get them from the store.

Amazon, Chewy, Petsmart, and Petco are some amazing online places to buy pet food at discounted rates.

5.     Designer Clothing and Accessories

Online sites like Rue La La offers up to 70% discount on brands like Gucci, Prada, and Jimmy Choo. You can also get gift cards or points on your credit cards when shopping from these sites.

Takeaway

These are the five things you should be buying online. When shopping online, buy only from authentic sites and retailers. You must be cautious of any red-flags and unexpectedly high discounts.

Disclaimer: This review is the editors sole opinion. Mostlycoupons.com may receive a small portion of commission from the sale if you buy through the links above. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.