09:12 31 August 2013
Shopping - You can do it anytime and anywhere through the help of modern technology. Online shopping is just the same as going to the shops and purchasing items that you like but it is easier and faster. Today, thousands of people opt for shopping online because it is less time consuming. It is practical and is suitable for people who have hectic schedules and do not have spare time to visit shopping stores. Through the use of credit cards as payment method, online transactions and purchases were made possible. But what is a credit card?
Most people are familiar with credit cards as those tiny square plastic cards that are used to pay for purchases such as food, clothes, and gadgets. Generally, credit cards work as payment cards. Credit cardholders are entitled to purchase items that they want without the need to pay for cash. Instead, cardholders will use the cards as payment method and will then later pay the amount they “borrowed” to the credit provider on a monthly basis. Thus, credit providers or card issuers agree to pay the cardholder’s purchase. If cardholders fail to pay their dues after the grace period, interest charges are applied.
Some of the benefits of using credit cards include convenience. Unlike other cards that are used as payment methods like debit cards, credit cards allow cardholders to do small or large purchases anytime without the need to calculate how much balance the card still have. Also, credit card issuers often provide rewards and benefits packages to clients. Others offer reward points for every purchase using credit cards which when accumulated can be redeemed for cash, products, or other freebies. Finally, credit cards offer users lots of benefits; however, one must keep in mind that buying through credit cards is actually “loan” or “debt”. Thus, it is vital to learn how to keep track and control your spending.
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