If this unforeseen pandemic has taught us anything, it is to put second-hand first and considering the environmental benefits associated with reusing products, this concept is clearly gaining popularity too. The economic impact of the current pandemic is likely to affect consumer behaviour and we foresee Indian consumers to largely lean towards the value-for-money proposition. Whether it is the Indian education system, real-estate industry or the IT sector, we are seeing businesses make a digital shift.
During this hour of need, technology is making its way into our homes through online education for students and work from home jobs among others. Owing to the cost-saving benefits they offer, pre-owned and refurbished products like laptops and other electronics and appliances are gaining momentum along with pre-owned furniture like computer tables and study tables as well. As consumers adapt to the ‘new normal’ they can buy good quality products at affordable prices. The bonus point being, its effect on the environment as reusing helps save mother nature.
Although the pandemic has caused an economic impact across industries, India’s appetite for pre-owned goods will continue to grow with the increasing demand for accessibility to aspirational brands and products. According to QuikrBazaar, below are 5 reasons why consumers should opt to buy refurbished goods:
Certified and assured options
Many refurbished goods come with certified and assured options. Certified tags are only given to products that pass the quality check process. These are then refurbished as required to look and function as good as new products. This process aids in driving customers’ faith towards the refurbished good market.
Warranty, buyback and EMI options
The refurbished market offer exciting options, such as no-cost EMI, warranty, discounts, doorstep delivery, product installation, demo options and buy-back options. Going for such add-on options simplify the consumer’s life as the brand takes care of the entire process right from delivery to installation. Additionally, it helps in building customer goodwill and brand loyalty.
Value for money
In these trying times, consumers have reduced budgets and want to cater to their immediate needs only. A refurbished product which is as good as new at a comparatively lower price makes a perfect alternative.
With natural calamities like global warming haunting the planet, people over the world are following the concept of re-using to reduce the amount of waste generated. Re-using is not the only answer to this problem, but this kind of resource efficiency reduces pressure on the environment. It helps in reducing the size of landfills, leads to optimum utilization of resources and gives a longer shelf life to the products.
Easier to upgrade
Whether it is a completely touch-enabled laptop or a motion sensing tablet, new gadgets are launched every other week. The rise in such new tech is directly proportional to the growing aspirations of Indian consumers. Buying refurbished gadgets allow for upgradation to better quality and latest features at a much lesser price.
Do not shy away from making the shift to refurbished products. They are low on cost and also contribute to saving the environment.