I’m a big fan of internet technology when I wanted to do anything like shopping and searching for stuff for me. Because it gives me more power to do something without much hassle. I’m writing this post just to share my recent experience in property websites. I was looking for a rented shop somewhere in Lahore but while searching for it, I faced a serious problem. The problem was that after 5-10 listings, every website showed the properties 3-6 months old. That isn’t fruitful for any of us. There could be a chance that it is not already rented out but my success rate was 0%. I had to face this problem in Lamudi.Pk, HomesPakistan.com, Bastee.Pk and Zameen.com. I don’t know whether the property portal sites owners know about this problem or not. There should a system on a website that it automatically deletes this type of properties after sending a confirmation email to the listing owner. It would help us find the right property with less headache. Yes I said headache. Don’t know whether you agree with me about this term or not but it is definitely a headache for me. Because you have to analyze many factors. If I would be the owner of any website like this, I would prefer to add more options in search.
Now a days, there are hundreds of online websites offering millions of products to you. As per my knowledge, more than 90% online shoppers choose Cash On Delivery service for their parcel shipment. Because it is safe and secure from every angle. There are some shoppers who always compare their prices with their local market and then they question on delivery charges. From my point of view, the online shopping should not be mixed with local market shopping. Just to let you know that most of the online shopping websites charges a flat rate of 150 PKR for certain amount of orders. But believe me it is not the actual shipping cost. The minimum delivery charges are 250 that incurs while transporting one parcel to another city. Whether it is your next door city or far far away. The website owners shares the delivery charges with you. The concept of online shopping is slightly different than offline local market shopping. You go to the website, add products to the cart and then checkout. Sometimes you don’t know from where your order is being shipped. Suppose you’re in Karachi and you need any common item. You search for it on the internet and get order that product. Who knows that common product is going to be shipped from Lahore to you that will be available at your door step within 24 hours. Now everything is being sold by many online companies. Whether you talk about Men’s Clothing, Women’s Clothing, Kids Clothing, Baby Items, Electronics, Grocery, Beauty Products etc… You don’t need to go to the market for them. There are lots of customers who searched for their desired product in the market but at the end, they end up ordering it on the internet from other city.
Now a day, in our Pakistani market, online businesses are increasing. But there are many people who are afraid of shopping online. It is because they have some questions in their mind. What we think is that we’re getting busier in our daily life and we don’t have much time to many of the things. Pakistani people who are using internet on daily basis, they at least try to browse the internet once in a day just to take away their whole day tension. Now the question is that why they log in to the internet? Probably most of the people would say they use internet for social networking, watching videos and searching for their interest on Google. If we do such things, why we don’t go for the shopping on the internet? Question is simple but yet to answer by many netizens.
Many entrepreneurs are trying to offer their mind and dreams to the people through internet. Suppose if a website is selling fake products, do you think it would get more response from people? Absolutely not. You cannot sale fake things as people would bang your company. Now the second part is payment. How would you prefer to pay? Isn’t it easy that you only pay when you received your product at your home or office? The best payment option from our point of view. There are number of other payment options available like Easy Paisa, Bank Deposit, and Money Transfer etc… but what we try is to make you feel safe when making online purchases. Though all are secure payment methods but it is the matter of trust. When you start putting on trust on online market, you will get ease in your life. We do not recommend every website as safe and secure. There could be spammers. You will see many reviews about the website you’re making purchase from. It would help you a lot.
There are lots of Online Stores currently operating in Pakistan like Symbios.pk, Daraz.pk, and tcsconnect.com. Let’s take an example. A newly launched initiative from Pakistan is JustBabyMart.Com. They’re offering newborn baby accessories like feeding bottles, baby bibs, nipples, pacifiers, training cups, gear items, baby bedding and clothing at market price with free shipping to all over Pakistan and on Cash on Delivery. It is one of the best options for those people who are away from their hometown and really wanted to gift or send their baby’s need without being there. All the products are on just one click away. You click on this, you click on that and then you check out and enter the address to send the goods. You’re done. Even if you’re not away from your hometown and if you’re at office and hate to go to the shops or super market just to buy few things for your baby, it will save your time. They can deliver your products same day.
We all know very well that west is going forward in terms of technology and they are living a very good life. It is all because they follow the latest trends and make smart choices. If we start to shop online, we could see the dramatic change in our life. It is one of the cheapest ways to start your own business and ultimately helps in reducing unemployment. The online retailing market is growing very fast in Pakistan and we think that before it is too late, just move on to the next step. We’re predicting that Pakistani Online Retailing will surely touch the heights of success.