San Fransisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/15/2012 -- The Internet has completely revolutionised the way people shop. UK consumers currently spend around £30 billion a year shopping online and as technology improves and more shops open online stores this figure is set to increase dramatically.
Prior to the introduction of the Internet, consumers who wanted to do their shopping from the comfort of their own home browsed through mail order catalogues. Customers filled in an order form, sent it off and the goods duly arrived.
Mail order companies have been quick to realise the benefits of online shopping and consumers can now browse catalogues online. This is a win-win situation because it saves the company money and means consumers receive their orders quickly.
Online shopping continues to grow in popularity and so does a new website called http://www.CataloguesDirect.net, which is a valuable resource for consumers who want to browse through a number of catalogues before deciding what to buy.
The Catalogues Direct website explains “studies have shown that exposure to online technologies, especially from trusted companies, has a major positive impact on how shoppers think of online shopping.”
Visitors to the site will find links to major catalogue companies such as Asda Direct, House of Bath, John Lewis, Marshall Ward and Great Universal in the menu to the right hand side of each page. Users who click on these links will be taken to a page that explains all about the company and the products included in the catalogue. A link on this page also invites the consumer to ‘click here’ to visit the catalogue and start shopping.
The home page features editorial content about online shopping catalogues and includes warnings about the dangers of shopping from an unknown site. The site informs readers, “One of the disadvantages of this kind of shopping is the possibility and dangers of identity theft” before going on to advise that “It is always better to ask your family and close friends if they have had experiences with the site before trusting account details and money to them.”
The site also has a page of Tips for Finding the Best UK Catalogues.
CataloguesDirect.net is an online information portal who people who like to browse catalogues over the Internet. The site contains information about online shopping as well as providing links to some of the reputable online catalogues.
For more information, please visit: http://www.cataloguesdirect.net