Shopping online is great! It can save lots of money and time. As an online shopper you want shopping to be fast, convenient, easy and safe. The majority of us online shoppers typically use Search engines and keyword searches to find what we are looking for. However, when using Search engines, and doing keyword searches there are literally hundreds of thousands to a few million websites in their search results, and limited information about all of those different websites. There is not a convenient, safe or easy way while using Search engines to know whether or not a website that you haven’t already shopped at before is safe, offers quality products, have competitive prices and other things that matter to you as a shopper.
The only way to find out about these websites is to take the time of going through them, looking at their products, comparing their prices, and then ultimately taking a chance hoping that the site is safe and credible. This is the main reason why more often than not you probably find yourself shopping at the same big well know websites over and over again. One of the coolest things though about the Internet is all the small online based business. Business that are owned by honest hardworking everyday people, that offer the same name brand products and great deals as big business or sell unique and cool items that you are not able to find anywhere else.
If you are someone who likes to shop and browse for fun or wants to do some gift shopping Search engines are again not very convenient or easy to use. When you are browsing or gift shopping a lot of the time you are not sure what you are looking for. When you do not know what you are looking for keyword search are not ideal, because you have to think about what you want to search for and then enter in that search and look at sites offering what you searched for. But that does not help provide you with ideas or to be able to browse a variety of different stores and their products. When you go to a mall you are able to window shop and get different ideas from what you see and browse a variety of different stores offering different things.
Online shopping malls and directories that split sites into easy to navigate product based categories and sub-categories makes gift shopping and browsing online faster and easier. The categories allow you to browse a variety of different types of sites as well as provide ideas similar to the way window shopping does at that mall. Also if the directory is human edited websites listed in it have been reviewed and approved by the directory owner or editor ensuring that the sites are good quality sites, offering quality products and competitive prices. However, finding quality human edited shopping directories is tough and time-consuming in its’ own right. Most directories these days are set up for websites owners to submit to and build, “link popularity” trying to improve their Search engine rankings instead of being created for online shoppers.
What I have decide is needed is an online shopping mall that does not allow websites to submit and instead researches and hand selects some of the best of the Internet’s small online based websites that are not normally seen.