For some people, shopping is a pleasurable experience akin to a day at the spa or a beach. A shopping mall can be to some people what an amusement park is to others – filled with goodies, gadgets and toys all just waiting to be admired, oohed, aahed over and sometimes even purchased. For others, however, shopping is on par with a trip to the dentist; complete with the dread before, the pain during and the exhaustion afterwards.
For those that dread shopping like a visit from their mother-in-law, the advent of online shopping was welcomed like a pizza delivery driver at halftime. Gone are the days of having to put on pants and leave the house, just to drive in endless circles like a vulture looking for a prime parking spot. No more zealously counting the items in other people’s shopping carts to ensure they don’t hold up the quick-check line or eyeballing the shortest line at the checkout register.
Online shopping allows you to shop, peruse and browse for whatever you want at your leisure, without annoying sales people pushing you to the product that’s going to land them the fattest commission. Best of all, you can compare prices, check features and see what a number of different stores have to offer all in just a matter of a few minutes.
Even people that normally enjoy shopping don’t always enjoy shopping for everything. Shopping for a new purse or outfit is a whole different experience than shopping for toilet paper, oatmeal and laundry detergent.
Thankfully, no matter what you are looking for, these days you can find it online. If you enjoy shopping in a store, you can shop for the things you enjoy shopping for and do the rest of your shopping online. Here are 7 reasons why online shopping is one of the best inventions since sliced bread.