As retailers use new technology to interact with potential customers, the strategies of finding and using online coupons has fundamentally changed. This infographic is designed to help consumers understand these changes so they’ll never have to pay full price on purchases.
Infographic brought to you by: Rather-Be-Shopping.com
I will have to try to cart abandonment trick, I have abandoned plenty of online shopping carts in the past for stores that won’t show their prices until you add to the cart. But I’ve never been signed in while doing so, so the retailers would have no way of knowing who to send a coupon to. Likewise with the online chat. It’s something I tend to steer clear from in general because I don’t like dealing with sales people as a rule, but I guess I could suck it up to ask for a discount. What’s the worst that can happen? They say no? Then I just cancel the web chat!
Frankly, I’m not a fan of alerts. I think that being bombarded with offers for savings is a great way to give into marketing and “save” on something that you wouldn’t have bought otherwise. I would much rather go to the coupons than have the coupons go to me. If I miss an offer or two that I could have used, I’m still coming out ahead from not utilizing offers that I don’t need.
I do, however, search Facebook for coupons before making any planned purchase online or offline. In fact, it is part of my process for grocery shopping.
Have you used any of these techniques in your online shopping? What is your favorite source of online coupons?