Are you thinking that you had overspent while grocery shopping last month? Besides, are you bothered by the fact that you could have purchased the essential items in a better and smarter manner? Well the good news is that you are not the only one who fall in this bracket of being constantly having to worry after making some kind of purchase, as it has been found by many popular surveys on the mode of purchasing of most of the people that almost every buyer at some point of time or the other has to worry about their pattern of shopping. In order to get a relief from the constant worry that bothers them at the end of every purchase that they make, most of the buyers try going slow through the products while they shop as they feel that in this way they can do their best in choosing the best of the stuff that they need. However, the findings of most of the surveys have shown quite a contrast to what most of the people believe. Instead of choosing on the important things that they require, what most of the buyers who had spent the highest amount of time in looking did was that they merely kept on examining the packages of the items as well as stopped to look at almost every other product that appealed to them, in the process wasting a lot of time and spending a lot of money on non-essential products, most of which they do not even need and use. Most of the time what they did was to simply stuff in things which were unhealthy and later on when they were asked the reason behind, they themselves could not cite a reason for their purchase. So the best advice would be, which has been found out after many a survey, is to first and foremost prepare a concrete list of the items that you require and begin with the process of getting the products as fast as possible, which also aids in saving your finances in the best possible manner.
- Not every store has the best of stuff for the consumers: A lot of research as well as survey were being conducted in order to find out the mode of purchasing by most of the buyers. It was found out by the popular survey by the name of the Consumer Reports that had taken into consideration around 24,000 people that most of the people were not happy with their shopping experience in a certain shop that they stuck to, despite the fact that they were almost regular buyers in that particular store. However, a few of them were happy with their buying experience. Among the most popular of the complaints made by the buyers were about closed payment counters, congested passages, out-of-stock offers and the like. In fact, as per the findings of the survey, most of the buyers had actually stopped purchasing in the local nearby store that they had frequently visited, because of a few problem like bad quality of the things, higher prices, long queues, and so on.
The mantra to avoid this is to buy packaged items at less expensive shops and to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from departmental stores. Actually the fact is , as found out by the Consumer Reports National Research Center survey on rates and the quality of the service,it is extremely difficult to come across one particular shop which has all the three elements of best of the service, good quality of products, rock-bottom rates and the like. That is to say, there is no such concept as the perfect supermarket. If the prices of the stuff are less, then it is bound that the quality of the fruits and the vegetables are very poor, the help being given by the people of the store is extremely bad, there are long queues in the payment counters and so on. If the quality of the things are good, then you are bound to pay more rates than usual. The advice to the general public here is to buy fresh fruits and vegetables from one shop and staples from another. In fact, the stores try their level best to make the shoppers spend as much as possible with the use of subtle things like item placement to sounds.
Hence, as per the findings and solutions provided by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, with due consideration of limited-assortment shops, supercenters, supermarkets and warehouse clubs the best stores for service are Harris Teeter, Publix, Raley’s and Wegman’s, but then they do not offer the lowest of prices to the consumer. But if you are looking for cheaper rates, then the shops for you are Aldi, Costco, Sam’s Club, Trader Joe’s and Wal-Mart Supercenter.
Therefore, next time you are wondering how to shop faster, you know where to head to.