As some of you may know, I run an Etsy store/website called Closet Geek. I sell handmade items that are geeky themed, such as; hair bows, pencil cases, jewellery and kids clothes.
Being a shop owner has helped me to see a whole new side to online shopping – the difference between people who “favourite” items, compared to those who actually buy for example. It has made me curious as to how people can leave 4 (out of 5) star reviews, but write whole paragraphs about how fantastic the item was. Deciphering addresses is often tricky – especially those in other countries. At least with UK I can recognise missing house numbers or half post codes, but it can be hard when its abroad.
As a shopper, I like to browse. I add things to my cart – sometimes with no intention of checking out – other times with the intention, but seeing the postage or not being able to get a code to work, getting put off the whole process. I get sick of putting in the same information each time, being asked to make an account with password, just to proceed and so on.
For now though I will continue to browse stores such as Hot Topic and the Disney Store, glad that for the most part I abandon my cart, otherwise I would quite possibly be bankrupt!