Everyone’s needs are different when it comes to planner purchasing, which is why there are so many options: type of planner, where and how to buy, and of course price. What are your priorities when purchasing a planner?
Location: Some people are fine with buying whatever is available at their local shop. Some people only shop locally, and we’ve talked before about how important it is to do so if you are able. But many people, including myself, do not find what they need at their local shop and look online for planners. Do you shop locally or online?
Format: Another factor in planner purchasing is the format, whether weekly or daily. Some formats have space for notes and lists, others are just for appointments. Do you seek out a specific format when looking for a planner?
Price: For some people price is the deciding factor, while others are willing to spend more on a higher quality product.
Timing: Another factor in planner purchasing is timing. Some people like to buy next year’s planner as soon as possible, to plan several months in advance. Other people don’t need to purchase their planner until just before the new year. Shopping location can influence purchase timing too: do you buy your planner when you see them in the stores? Or do you look for them online as early as possible?
Specific needs: Some people look for acid-free paper for better archiving. People who like to use fountain pens or other types of inks look for paper that is fountain-pen friendly. Others look for a planner for particular needs, whether for business or school.
Other values: Some people remain loyal to a particular brand of planner. Other people look for environmentally-friendly options. I think many people look for a planner they feel represents them in some way.
Which factors influence your planner purchasing? If you could prioritize the points above, which would be your top priorities and which are less influential? And what did I miss?
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