‘Redline’ or ‘Blackline’? A Random Friday Poll
September 24, 2022
You’ve heard of redlines and blacklines, but what do they mean? And why should you care? Here are the differences between redlines and blacklines so you can make an informed decision when it comes to redlining your next set of documents.
Are you more likely to purchase online?
If you’re reading this post, it’s likely that you already do a lot of your shopping online. E-commerce sales in the U.S. are projected to reach $334 billion by 2021 and represent 12% of total retail sales according to Goldman Sachs.
Digital channels have been rapidly advancing over the past few years, but many consumers still prefer to make purchases in-store (albeit some at a lower frequency than before).
According to Google, 36% of Millennials prefer physical stores for buying clothing compared with just 22% of Baby Boomers who indicated the same preference…
For most people, this is not an either/or decision, and both digital and physical channels will continue to be essential parts of the customer journey.
Do you prefer fast shipping at a higher cost?
It’s funny that I have a preference for one of these over the other because they can be two completely different points of view. For example, Red Line customers are typically more conscious about the environment.
They may prefer slower shipping but would also want to keep their items in as good shape as possible without taking any risks.
With Black Line customers, they would be less inclined to worry about Redline environmental protection and may want it delivered right away at all costs!
Is it easier for you to pay with your credit card online?
My method for paying for things online is to use my credit card for Redline everything. I find that it’s more convenient and safer than using a debit card, which offers no form of security like your credit card does. If you’re worried about going over your budget,
you can simply put your total in the calculator and work out how much money you have left over in your account before confirming the payment.
Another point I would like to make is that when you use a debit card, there are often merchant fees that credit cards do not have, meaning the store or Redline company will be making more profit from their goods.
Are you attracted by price-matching policies?
I don’t shop much, but when I do, price-matching policies are something that I always take into consideration. Last month I was shopping for a new winter coat and found myself comparing a bunch of different ones.
I decided to purchase one from Kohl’s because the company has a price-matching policy. They refund you if they lower the price of an item in the store before you purchase it –
which I felt relieved me from any anxiety about it increasing in price before I had used it and gotten my money’s worth out of it.
A few days after making my purchase, the coat that I bought went on sale at the same store. One would think that this means that their customers get burned by this but surprisingly, not so much!
Is it easier for you to make the purchase when there are plenty of images?
- I usually prefer to purchase from stores that post a lot of pictures.
- If they don’t post images, it makes me think that the product is hard to sell and can’t be shown off properly with just one picture.
- . Showing a customer what they’re getting is so important because you Redline want them to know exactly what they are getting before they buy it.
- Pictures will save me time and money if the product doesn’t look like it does in the image, or even worse if there aren’t any images posted at all!
- Images also make shopping easier because there are some products that I might not need to physically feel first before buying them online- like shoes for example!
If yes, are those images representative of what will be shipped out?
The now-famous rant by Lawrence has spawned an unlikely yet impassioned debate. The question at hand: is it better to redline a poorly written essay and show the student exactly where they need to improve or let them go on blacklining until they reach the end? We will leave you with the opinions of two editors in our office and let you be the judge.
Do you buy from domestic stores even if they’re more expensive?
I definitely will spend a little Redline more on quality, but as long as I’m saving money and getting my product, I’ll buy it. And yes, I do buy from domestic stores sometimes.
The prices might be higher than buying something from abroad (even with the added cost of international shipping), but other times the item is cheaper if Redline bought domestically.
And so what if an item is a little bit pricier? It’s going to last me longer than it would have if I’d shopped elsewhere. Besides, anything made in America is probably better quality.
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