In today's world, using technology for everything seems like a no-brainer. However, when it comes to shopping, there are a few things to keep in mind. Here are some things to consider when deciding whether you're going to purchase online or in a local showroom:
1. How fragile is the product you're purchasing, and if it comes in damaged, how easy is it to get a replacement?
2. How do online retailers handle things such as long-term warranties and after-sale support?
3. Is it important for you to touch and see finishes and sizing to ensure quality and accuracy of the items you're purchasing?
4. What are the hidden costs involved in ordering online? There is no question that online retailers have less overhead, however keep in mind that prices generally exclude things such as shipping & duty, and exchange rates.
5. Is the added value of dealing directly with another person who is educated, certified, and trained in their field important to you in helping with the decision making process?
6. Can you take home the product and try it in your space before you commit, and even if you are able return, what is the cost and time associated with that transaction?
7. Are you getting the most up-to-date product when it comes to LED and trends?
When thinking about all of these before making your decision on whether you are going to purchase in-store or online, it's also helpful to consider your impact on your local economy. So many retailers, such as ourselves, are locally owned and operated, employing those within our community.
After taking all of this into account, whatever decision you make is the one you ultimately need to feel confident in!
Leaning towards one or the other? Pop into our showroom at 560 Windmill Road in Dartmouth and see if we can help make that decision easy!