Buying Books Online - Gifting
Gone are the days when you wanted to gift your brother a book about golf, but could not, simply because of the prohibitive costs of shipping it abroad. She lived abroad and it was too much of a labor to buy the book in your country and then book it by post or courier, to her place of residence. The cost, too, was big. The online ordering of books has made it so simple for us that we tend to use this facility of online ordering, a little too much. I am sure that you will agree with me. The temptation of doing things while sitting at home and surprising others is just too much for anyone to resist.
Earlier, you were ever hesitant to order anything online. But now you have become a master at it and do it almost every week. Even the possibility of credit card fraud does not deter you. Of course, you must be very careful and check if there is anything fishy or unusual about the payment mode and if there is secure software like Verisign on the website which you are making use of. All of us are well informed about books and their authors, thanks to the internet and the numerous blogs that people like to write on.
The blogs are many in number and cater to an ever increasing audience. The topics of these blogs are also many and you can easily do the necessary research that you need to do before ordering for a particular book which you want to read. It may be just out and may be very much in demand in your place of residence. Your local book store may even have run out of stock. It is here that the online book seller can make his mark. He has huge godowns and does not need to rent a big shop in a busy and up market shopping area. His godown can stack countless numbers of books and he knows well enough to order in advance the expected quantity of a much in demand book.
The idea of gifting people with books ordered online is rather new and has the added element of surprise in it. More and more people are ordering books online, and ordering things online has become something of a fad with most of the youth. With many friends going abroad to study, you can even surprise them with books arriving as gifts in a foreign land. They will never forget you for it.
Just imagine the surprise of your sister who lives abroad on receiving a book she much covets, but has not ordered for. She may even have tried for it in the local book store and been unsuccessful. A casual mention of this, in a phone conversation with you, makes you use this opportunity to make her happy. Her joy on receiving the book from you who lives in another land is unlimited and now she too starts ordering books online!