Most Common Problems Pakistanis Likely To Face on Black Friday 2016
During the last 50 years, Black Friday has emerged as one of the world’s biggest shopping event that churns out benefits for both the consumers and the retail sector.
Following the emergence of the internet, Walmart was the first store to introduce Black Friday Deals online. Since then, numerous other ecommerce stores around the globe have started following these trends.
With so much hype about it in the global communities, how could Pakistan be left behind? That’s why last year, Rocket Internet brought it to Pakistan through its platform Daraz.pk. As expected, this year, more than 20 other online shopping stores of Pakistan have jumped the bandwagon to provide Black Friday deals and discounts to all online shoppers.
At one end, it is impressive to see so many stores providing humongous discounts on Black Friday. On the other, there are a few blemishes and complexities created by it. This includes:
- Price Verification Problem:
Prices of products vary from store to store so it becomes harder to determine which store is offering the lowest price. A consumer is left with two options: either to spend a couple of hours searching the product on different online shopping stores or to buy it immediately at whatever price the store is charging. In the first case, time is wasted but money is saved. In the second case, time is saved but the money is wasted.
Price comparison websites ease this burden by providing a comprehensive list of prices for a product on a single page so the consumer can save both time and money.
One such website, Priceblaze.pk, offers price comparison for mobile phones from more than 10 online shopping stores. Not only this, the website also shows a comparison on deals & discounts as well as coupon codes for cashback from its partner stores. It is an eminent feature for Black Friday 2016 shopping in Pakistan, which is lacking in other shopping comparison websites.
- Ratings of Online Shopping Stores:
Understanding the ratings of online shopping stores is a complicated task. Let’s take the example of top stores such as Yayvo and Daraz. Daraz is said to have some of the finest products; however, there have been quite a few complaints about their delivery process. Yayvo, on the other hand, is totally the opposite of this.
To determine the ratings of online shopping stores, users need to visit their Facebook pages and read what other online shoppers are saying about them. They can also go to a comparison shopping website to find these.
- Reviews about the Quality of a Product:
What is the quality of the product shipped to you? Last year, post-black Friday, many users complained that the products they received were either of poor quality or had defects.
The representatives of online shopping stores continuously reassured that they delivered good quality products but the consumers thought otherwise. So it’s always better to ask other shoppers about it.
These users are available on Facebook groups, price comparison websites and even on the shopping store’s social page. Shoppers who have had bad experiences are eager to tell their stories. By checking the ratings, users know if the product will serve the purpose.
These are just some of the problems people face on Black Friday in Pakistan.
This year, Priceblaze.pk has tried to minimize the problems faced by shoppers looking for Black Friday Deals. It has introduced a Black Friday Bazaar where products are listed from all top online shopping stores, including Daraz, Yayvo, 24Hours and others. Instead of visiting each shop, users can directly visit the Black Friday 2016 Deals on this website to compare prices, read reviews and ratings and to shop from stores they feel have moderate prices. It doesn’t just save money but also saves your time!
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