Shopping for books online in Kenya is gaining popularity among Kenyan readers. Kenyan bookstores are embracing the necessity to have online bookstores to supplement the physical bookshops. Now, the big question is, are there advantages of an online bookstore in Kenya? Below are curated advantages of an online bookstore.
Stock – unlike a physical bookstore, there are no space or budget limitations with an online bookstore. It offers a vast variety of books from different authors and not only the popular ones. Kenyan readers can find books on any genre at an online bookstore. It is easy to order a fantasy, cookery books, science fiction, or any other book online and get it to your doorstep within a few days.
Convenience – the convenience of an online bookstore to Kenyans is a significant boost to readers especially those living in places where they are limited in access to physical bookstores in an effort to fight illiteracy. They can quickly order books from an online store without the hassles of traffic or parking, limitations of specific store timings, or long queues, and that too at the comfort of their home.
Cost – it is one of the most important advantages of an online bookstore. Because online bookstores are many nowadays, Kenyan readers can compare book prices and delivery costs online. Readers also get a chance to shop for great deals because most online stores offer significant discounts for new books in the market while others offer free shipping.
Kenyan Readers can read reviews, feedback, and comments posted by other readers. It makes buying books in Kenya and beyond an informative and interactive shopping experience.
― Neil Gaiman,
It’s fast – e-book readers’ popularity is growing each day, and online bookstores are stocking up e-books. When you buy an e-book, it is delivered to your e-book reader immediately. The feature is not available in a physical store, which gives online bookstores a superior advantage.
In conclusion, with the many advantages of online bookstores in Kenya, buying books online has become a trend in today’s world and in Kenya as well. The taker’s number for an online shopping experience is only growing bigger.