5 reasons why you should buy from the Togoparts e-Store
The Internet is pervasive. It gave birth to “almost free” music, “almost free TV” and ,yes, online shopping. But what is the difference between global online retailers and local online retailers/aggregators?
Plainly, local online retailers such as the Togoparts E-store operate locally and support only local distributors and dealers of your favourite toys. Global Online Retailers, as the name suggests, have global operations and generally only have presence in “important” (profitable) markets.
We share our top 5 reasons why some of us might insist on buy from local online retailers.
- Delivered Right to your Doorstep – Fast
We understand that bicycle supplies are rarely a matter of life and death but it is always good to get your toys or replacement parts early before the weekend rides. We aim to deliver the stuff to you in 2 working days unless specified otherwise (by our partner merchant or by Ta-Q-bin our courier partner)
- Local warranty and after sales support
We acknowledge that local retailers are not the cheapest in today’s global marketplace. However buying from a global/US online retailer with no presence in Singapore means it’s unlikely you would want to ship back thousands of miles to return a product (or to wait for an RMA) It is a fact there are only that many Six Sigma manufacturers and even than your chance of getting a perfectly working product all the time is unlikely. All products purchased in Togoparts e-store are covered by our preferred partners under local warranty.
- Support Local Businesses
Local Bike Shops (LBS) are going out of business. Again, we know some of you do not care. Supporting local keeps bike shops we love near us. Petrol is not cheap. So is rental. Togoparts seeks to grow with the cycling community. The sustainability of LBS and fitness retailers are integral to the community.
- Human Interaction
Buying online for the first time can be daunting for some. At Togoparts E-store, you can choose to pick up the goods at our office. We are located @ 18 Boon Lay Way, Tradehub 21 #06-127 Singapore 609966 and if you have questions, just give us a call at 6533 3150 Mondays to Fridays from 10am – 6pm.
- (NO) SCAMs
Togoparts has been around for more than a decade and we have solid relationships with local bike distributors and dealers so that we can bring you the best stuff safely. There’s no need to worry about scams, products not delivered or online sites disappearing.
- a) http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/rise-online-shopping-scams
- b) http://news.asiaone.com/news/digital1/more-50-cheated-40000-latest-scam-involving-iphones
- c) http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/e-commerce-scams-driving/1309508.html
We can probably stretch the list but this is really not an argument. We love to keep our local bike shops and we hope you do too. Pop by to say hi to your favourite local bike shops this weekend. But if you are too comfortable at home, there is always Togoparts e-store.
Happy shopping, bikers!
Togoparts e-Store : http://store.togoparts.com/