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8 Ways Online Retailers Push Us To Overspend

They make it super-easy to check out

 

Websites make their checkout process ridiculously easy to keep you from overthinking your purchases and opting out

 

They constantly change their prices

 

This prompts you to buy with a sense of urgency, thinking the price will rise again

 

They offer free shipping - with a minimum purchase

 

When retailers offer to sponsor shipping costs if you spend $50, they lure you into spending more

 

They offer spending-based discounts

 

Conditional discounts manipulate you into spending more just to qualify

 

Their ads stalk you

 

Online retailers target you with ads based on your search history

 

They stay in touch

 

When retailers send you daily emails, they get your attention - and your money

 

They have lenient return policies

 

You're more likely to buy something online if you can easily send it back to the store

 

They use Anchor Pricing

 

Retailers place items with inflated price tags near the one you're looking at to make your desired item look like a better deal

 

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