The Internet is great right? We can find everything we want at a click of a button and these days we take that for granted. It’s all there, type in your favorite online store or do a Google search, perhaps try eBay and you will find hundreds of potential places to spend your hard earned money. Many stores have sales and get you to give them your email address so that they can get your business again and again.
So far so good, right? So why am I about to tell you that Outlet Stores are a better place to shop than the web?
Lets start with some of the bad points about the web: The biggest has to be the fact that you cannot try anything on. Receive the items in the mail after trusting a photograph and simply hope that the clothes fit. If not then its a trip to the post office to mail that package back.
Another problem is security, sure i can trust big sites like amazon etc but what about smaller sites, do they have a secure connection? are they legit? where are they based?
There are many scam stores or stores that sell fake goods, when dealing with somebody remotely how can you actually trust them?
Now compare all this to the humble factory outlet. You can walk in and try clothing on, see if it fits, flip through the rails and find hidden items. You can certainly trust the store and trust the brand, everything is accountable and you can certainly take things back if you have a problem. You have help in the form of a sales assistant and a human face to speak to.
Sure there are some bad points like older lines but all these factors make outlets a great place to shop.
Both outlet stores and online stores have sales yet an outlet store is usually on sale all year round.