Thanks to these ever-emerging online stores and advancement in technology that consumers can shop for everything they need from the convenience of their homes. The sphere of online retail sales has encompassed many segments including Fashion items, consumer electronics, automobiles, books, CDs, and other such goods. But consumer electronics seems to be dominant. According to IBISWorld online sales of computers and related accessories amounted to USD 44bn from 2011 to 2016 with an increase in growth rate up to 2.3%. According to the forecasts by Statista.com only in Germany, the share of consumer electronics in the online retail sale at the end of 2018 is going to be 76%.
Well, the case of Germany needs a special mention in this regard, because the country is the major economy of Europe, the continent of developed countries. Usually, a discussion on future of online retail sales takes into consideration the case of developing countries where there still exists a potential for growth due to greater internet penetration. But, when it comes to online shopping for computer accessories then insights should matter least to the end consumer. Basically, a buyer must know to shop from online stores to get the best products and an affordable price.
Here is a guide for shopping computer accessories from the online stores.
Buying from Online Store
Here is a list of the accessories that one may need to purchase by using the e-commerce portals.
All these accessories are meant for the retail sector. But consumers can also look for other assembly parts if they want to customize their laptops or computers from the local manufacturers. For this purpose, buying from online stores remains a good option.
Preferred Store Types
As there are “all-under-one-roof physical stores”, in the same way, there are online shops that offer all the consumer goods, including fashion products as well as consumer electronics. Generally, it is not a good idea to consider such stores when the matter of high-quality electronic goods is concerned. The reason is that such stores don’t always pay attention to high-quality products for each segment. They may offer good prices due to increased competition among different sellers on their platform, but they may fail to offer the desired quality. Hence it is better to consider buying computer accessories from these two kinds of stores.
It is a good idea to look for a particular product from a shop that specifically caters to your need. There are many stores that particularly offer consumer electronics mainly smartphones, laptops, tablets, and computers from all the companies. They not only specialize in offering the main products but also offer accessories to their customers. Such platforms are most of the times authentic and hence offer the high-quality products. If you are looking for the chargers or batteries of your laptop of any company, let’s say HP then all you need is to look for some high quality and compatible accessory. The best way to get such thing is a platform that basically offers this stuff.
Well, there is a very rare online store that specifically offers the goods of one particular brand. Most of the time the only manufacturer has to offer their items through such platforms. But when there is a matter of finding some original accessory who does not risk is to the main gadget, then it is good to shop from here. Buying in this way means that you may not find too many options to compare the prices and may end up paying higher price for a desired quantity. But at the end it all depends upon what you are looking for.
In case of computer accessories like chargers, power cables, batteries, and Keyboards etc. there may not be much room for considering variety. For example, if a person has Lenovo laptop and he is looking for a Lenovo charger, then his choice is necessarily limited to the one company which is Lenovo. He may surf through different online stores to look for promotional offers, discounts or find the right delivery time, but he has not too many choices to consider alternative products. But, there are computer accessories like laptop covers which come up in different variety. Here, it is not essential to be conscious about the company, but there is need to pay attention towards design, fabric and overall quality. Well, customization is a great need also for the computer accessories as well. A computer nerd may need to get a special PC that has a hard drive, RAM and other assembly parts of desired functionality. So, one should buy from the online stores that can offer the customized stores. Another computer accessory that needs customization is the laptop covers, bag packs or strap bags. You may need a laptop cover for office use, for taking your laptop to university for just keeping it safe while traveling. So, go to the online platforms that have a variety of laptop covers which not only seem cool enough to handle but also cater to your needs?
After Sale Services
There is always a risk of buying batteries chargers and cables etc. from online platforms. Because, buyers only look at pictures, features specified or reviews. All these things offer huge insights but they are not enough. Although, there is increased competition and getting high-quality products at affordable prices is possible, but still there are chances for a buyer to face a bad experience. Hence, a risk aversive approach can be to shop from an online buyer who either offers a warranty or has an after sale service to assist in issues that may arise.