From finding cheap deals to avoiding the crowds, there are plenty of reasons to do your shopping online rather than on the high street.
Online shopping is easy.So, what’s stopping you? Here are our favorite reasons why you should shop online:
1. Carrying things is a thing of the past
Staggering home with 10 supermarket shopping bags is a pain – especially when they cost 5p each. Shop online, get them delivered and have a bag-free shop.
2. You can do it after a few drinks
Nobody ever walked into a store and walked out with a gazebo and a tiger onesie. But thanks to sites and other eclectic marketplaces, it’s perfectly acceptable to sit down after a glass or two of vino and ponder what your living room would look like with a zebra print wall rug. Even better, nobody need ever witness you making these embarrassing purchases.
3 It’s easy to return things
Refunds are your friend. Why not buy four dresses, try them on in the comfort of your own home and send back the ones that don’t fit? Yes, you can try on several dresses in-store, too, but no one will rush you at home and there will be no more split-second changing room decisions or a trip to town to take back the rejects.
4 It keeps on evolving
Online marketplaces are pushing boundaries all the time. They know people are becoming used to the convenience of the internet, so they are looking for ways to keep people amused. Useful, and fun!
5. Sending gifts to relatives is easy
Forgot a nephew’s birthday? No worries. Simply have a quick look online, make your purchase and get your gift delivered next day. Include a little notecard and you’ll look like the most organised relative on the planet.
6.Buy things with no one knowing
Afraid all your neighbors will laugh at your Hello Kitty carrier bag? Well then, just book online. Most likely, your goods will be delivered in a secretive brown box, and curtain-twitches will be sorely disappointed with your activities.
7.Use your coupons
There’s always a coupon voucher to be found and applied. Buying white goods or electrics? Chances are big appliance stores are in direct competition with online marketplaces, so they might offer discount vouchers with 10 per cent off to entice you.
8. Check the reviews
Buying online means you can read millions of reviews, ensuring the toaster of your dreams wings its way to you speedily.