We all know that brick-and-mortar stores use all sorts of tricks to get you to spend more, but online stores are guilty of many of the same techniques. This video and graphic are a rundown of them, and how you can fight back.
Hit play on the video above, or scroll down to the graphic below, to see all 12 tricks, but some of them are techniques you probably know about already — or simply have fallen for in the past. Things like dollar minimums for free shipping or discount coupons that encourage you to spend more than you make back on the coupon or cost of shipping are great examples, or emails and newsletters that encourage you to come shop when you weren’t planning on it — of course thanks to a timely email and 10% off coupon code, are other examples.
Low stock alerts, especially from services like Amazon, which will deliver push notifications to your mobile devices when they find similar products, are out of stock of something you looked at once in the past, or are about to run out of something you were shopping for, is another great example of how online stores use their access to you to encourage you to spend money. Check out the full graphic for more, or click through at the link below.
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