Commerce Essentials

15 Hilarious Online Shopping Fails

funny-online-shopping-fails-43-576d2c4696f0d__700We’ve all seen the good, the bad, and the ugly, but take a look at these 15 ultimate online shopping fails in this Bored Panda piece entitled “15+ People Who Deeply Regret Shopping Online”.

It’s pretty funny and ridiculous, but it also reveals something about the nature of online shopping. Shoppers often take risks when purchasing yet they are unaware of the risks because they assume that if it’s on the internet then it should be ok, right? If it’s from a somewhat seemingly legit source then it’s probably fine, right?

Of course it doesn’t mean that these online sellers are intentionally trying to deceive buyers, it’s just that when selling on the internet, you’ve got to be clear with your customers. Lack of clarify in product description details, confusing or conflicting information, and sheer yet unintentional negligence can yield a very poor shopping experience for the person who’s just put their fate into your hands by buying off of your site.

And while you may not be making these surprisingly common mistakes with your shoppers, it’s always key to keep up your efforts to make your customer’s experience on your site as frictionless and positive as possible in order to counterbalance the negative experiences many people have when shopping online.

Have a good laugh and let us know in the comments what you do to avoid mishaps like the ones featured on Bored Panda.

Happy Tuesday!

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