“You’ll probably never need to go to the grocery again.”
That’s what many coupon experts say about the benefits of using coupons online instead of going to the store.
However, a few coupon experts caution that the online shopping experience isn’t always as seamless as one might think.
For example, if you buy a $5 grocery gift card online, but you then have to pick up a package at the store, you’re more likely to have a problem with the store than with the coupon.
Another problem with coupon use online is that it can be hard to track where coupons are being used and whether or not they’re being redeemed.
“I have a couple of coupon ideas that I just love to try,” said Michael O’Connor, founder and CEO of O’Coney’s, an online coupons marketplace that sells products from clothing to furniture.
“One is a way to pay for something on the fly.”
O’Connor said that the company sells coupon codes that can be used on purchases, such as buying clothes and furniture online, and that those coupons can be redeemed by a customer’s credit card, PayPal account or by phone or text message.
If a customer wants to pay a bill online, O’Coombs said that he or she can also purchase the item at a store and use the coupon codes online.
However, O,Connor said, there is a caveat to using coupons in this way.
“There are two things that make it really hard to get those coupons to actually work,” he said.
“The first is that there are so many people that aren’t paying for anything online.”
O’,Connor said he doesn’t think that the technology will change in the near future.
“People have to have the technology to be able to do that,” he added.
“It’s not something that is easy or cheap to do.”
The second problem with coupons is that they can be difficult to use.
“Coupons are like cash.
They’re not always good deals,” said Mike Cresci, vice president of marketing at O’Cooks.
“You’ve got to know what you’re getting into.”
The good news is that online shopping can be a fun way to spend time with family and friends, said Creski.
When it comes to the technology that is used to make online shopping easy, O’sConnor and Cresi are both convinced that it’s something that will be on the horizon for the foreseeable future.
“We’re always going to see an evolution in technology, but I don’t think it’s going to change the way that we buy,” Crescil said.
“People are just starting to accept coupons,” said O’Callahan.
“We’re getting there.”