Chances are, if you're reading this here, you're likely also shopping online (80 percent of people who use the Internet have bought something by clicking
). But wealthy shoppers are getting more shipping confirmation emails than others: According to a recent report by Martini Media and comScore
, in the first quarter of this year, affluent shoppers were 47 percent more likely than buyers earning less than $100,000 annually to purchase something online. Just as interestingly, wealthy online shoppers aren't visiting luxury destinations as much as they're visiting sites with mid-level pricing (think Macy's). We know shopping online greatly lowers the likelihood of an impulse buy, but another major money-saving reason to buy from home is that you can easily do price comparisons. Plus, new apps such as Slice
will even send you alerts when the price on an item you've purchased online drops so you can get a refund.
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