Why do you shop?

“Why do people shop?” People will simply answer “to buy things” without any hesitation.

Firstly, people do shopping for basic necessities like food, clothes and other home appliances. In addition, people will feel completed when they buy things. Therefore, there are amounts of reasons why people love shopping: on sale, self-expression, beauty, relaxation, brand-loyalty, relieve stress…

There are basically four types of shopping: recreational shopping, listing shopping, item shopping and impulse shopping. In today’s blog, we will discuss what recreational shopping is. And you can try to see whether you are fit into this category.

Recreational shopping, just as its name implies, people do this shopping just for relaxation or entertainment. The most common reason people say beyond “to buy things” is relax. Lots of my girl friends like to use shopping as a way to relax and relieve their study or work stress. They just try to explore beauties and fantasies such as window-shopping or online shopping.

This type of shopping based on the trends. Prior to shopping, people often try  to keep up with trends. Therefore, this type of shopping often happens in clothes, cosmetics and accessories.

There is another function of recreational shopping is socialising. People can accompany with their friends to go shopping and have casual talking. They probably don’t intend to buy anything, they just use shopping as a reason to socialise with friends.

People often think window-shopping or online shopping is just a way of relaxation because they are not really leading to a purchase. However, brands and retailer sometimes use recreational shopping to attract the customers because they believe they will come back to buy it later when they have already experienced the benefits of the goods.

When you finished reading this article, do you think you are a member of recreational shopping fans? Just be caution, sometimes brands use this to make you spend more money and you don not even realise it!!!


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