Buying a gift is probably one of the most frustrating nice things that you can do for anyone. Why frustrating? Just because deciding on a gift for someone can be such a pain. You have to think about your bond with the person, the person’s own preferences and needs, your budget and what not. All in all it can be a hassle.
Internet and Gift-Hunting
Mostly because this gift picking and thinking is not just restricted to sitting at home. To get a better idea of what you want, you have to go out into the world and explore markets and sift through thousands and thousands of products that those god-awful gift shops create that are no good. But with the advent of the internet, it seems gift hunting has become easier.
This has largely been a result of the emergence of eCommerce. Websites put up their entire catalogs of the internet for customers to explore. That way, at least the process of choosing a gift, if not buying it is made easier. Then when you do prefer a gift you can go to the outlet and buy it.
Taking it a step further though, with the advancement in eCommerce, websites today allow for payments to be made over the internet and ship the product to you while you sit at home enjoying your favorite cocktail. Furthermore, to kill the suspicions of paying over the internet, websites have also introduced a feature known as the Cash on Delivery.
Today, with even more advancements, sellers allow buyers to directly just pay and get the gift delivered to your loved one; a surprise nobody would say no to. However, most people around the world giving a gift to their loved one feel that the gift must be personalized to their loved one. Yes the product is great and anyone would love it, but what good is it if it doesn’t remind your loved one about you.
The internet has found a solution even to that. With extensions such as a magento 2 order comment, websites now allow you to add comments with your order. These comments are supposed to be your specific wants. So, if you want your gift to say, “Happy Birthday, my loving wife”, you can add that to your comments and the seller will customize the gift to say that.
The Minor Concerns
With all that sorted, the only concerns left to sort out are minor ones. For instance, some people might prefer that they feel the product to check for its quality before they actually buy it. Since the internet does not allow (yet) for any such inspections, it seems that these people might have to wait a while to completely trust the internet.
However, Cash on Delivery does somewhat sort the problem by allowing the customer to check the product before they make a payment. Hence, the minor concerns are really not even a concern after all and the internet seems to be the perfect place to buy your customized gifts.