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Online shopping grabs Jamaica! Clickmarket offers back-to-school discounts

Published:Tuesday | August 26, 2014 | 8:00 AM

 Carl Gilchrist, Gleaner Writer

SEVERAL JAMAICANS have expressed delight at the convenience of shopping using the new online experience of Clickmarket (www.clickmarketonline.com).

Clickmarket, Jamaica's Amazon-style online shopping experience, was launched under a year ago and has grown in popularity as it expands its line-up of available products and makes it easy and safe for everyone to try the online experience.

Now with Clickmarket having extended its 10 per cent back-to-school discount period, shoppers are taking advantage of the online shopping experience as the new school year draws near.

"I ordered my school supplies on Clickmarket and they delivered it straight to my house. It was a breeze!" Latoya Soares, mother of five-year-old twin boys told The Gleaner.

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Soares, who lives in Buckfield, Ocho Rios, said it was her first time ordering on Clickmarketonline.com and she was totally satisfied with the service.

"I have twins and they're returning to prep school in September, and it's hard moving around here and there, so when I order online, they do everything for me," said Soares. "And after I received the goods, I compared prices that I had checked on before and realised Clickmarket prices are really good!"

Another customer, Geneil Downer, whose daughter, Lexi-Ann Wray was the top GSAT performer at Ocho Rios Primary School and will attend Westwood in September, also did her back to school shopping on Clickmarketonline.com.

"The experience was really good. I placed the order about mid-day on Wednesday and they delivered the items after 4 p.m. the same day," Downer disclosed. "I am pleased. It was really quick."

Downer added: "Clickmarket really did a lot of the work for me because, with a daughter just starting high school, it would have meant a whole lot of shopping around."

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Clickmarket offers thousands of items in over a dozen categories from back to school items, office supplies, cell phones, clothing, computers, baby items, grocery and more.

"Back-to-school is on in earnest, and we currently have most of the books needed from kindergarten to high school, and some college level texts also," explained Managing Director Vivienne Reynolds.

"The advantage with Clickmarket online is that we have several sellers so shoppers can actually shop around and compare prices, from the convenience of their home," Reynolds added.

According to Michael Claire, the company's chief operating officer, "The focus right now is on helping those parents who have to travel from place to place to find books and supplies, incurring huge travel expenses, not to mention joining long lines at bookstores. Clickmarket does everything for you and delivers within two working days. You get choice, convenience and competitive prices."

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