I happen to be a very picky shopper, a fact that can drive my wife and family a bit kooky on occasion. (Trust me, I will be down for dinner in a few minutes, once I check out one more thing…) As a result, whenever I shop for a new energy-saving product, I typically conduct research for days, analyzing the small details of each product description and the price from multiple online sites to ensure that I'm not only getting the best product, but also the best deal.
However, while the importance of this practice may not resonate with my family – especially around meal time, a new study, released on February 29 finds that most shoppers engage in similar practices when looking for big-ticket home improvement items.
According to a report by The Complex Shopper, an annual research and analysis project conducted by Decision Analyst and The Integer Group, shoppers who want a new door, window or flooring items spend the greatest amount of time analyzing their options before making a purchase.
While the study didn't go into the research practices used by name of the respondents, it did indicate that many of these shoppers had a strong loyalty to a certain retail site rather than a certain brand, which also defines my past purchasing habits. For example, when conducting my research I usually find myself going back to the same online shopping destinations to ensure I'm getting the best deal.
Another perk of buying your air conditioners, electric fans and other home-cooling items online is the benefit of understanding their return and price-matching policies. By obtaining this information, you can ensure you always get the best quality and price on these essential home purchases.