Today, when I was filling up my car at a mind-boggling $3 per gallon, the truth of the moment hit me. Why are we still driving around town to buy the things we need when most of it is easily available online?
With online retail offering wider selection and lower prices than ever in history, doing your shopping at favorite web sites just makes sense. Almost all sites offer fast delivery with shipping costs dropping in recent years. It also makes a lot more sense for the environment and economy if one large truck delivers our purchases rather than all of us driving all over town individually. In the end we save money, save gas, and do our part toward lowering gas prices and improving the economy.
Of course, one of the main reasons we like to shop at our favorite stores is it’s fun! Nothing helps me relax like spending time picking out a lovely item for my home. I’m sure many of you feel the same.
You don’t need to forsake that enjoyment when you shop online. Today web sites offer vast selection that no “brick and mortar” store can. For example, the online store I founded specializes in LUXURY items for bed and bath. If you don’t want just the same old sheets, for example, you can come to my store to find a very large selection of luxury sheets.
And when I say “large,” I mean FAR bigger selection than any local store could ever offer. On my site, you can browse among over 200 name-brand products covering every style and color you can think of.
My store is just one example of what online shopping can be. The key to understanding this massive electronic shopping movement is to know online stores offer much more depth. Whereas Wal-Mart usually only offers 2 or 3 versions of a single product, online stores often specialize in a single area, offering hundreds of versions of a single product.
You can choose from different product versions that have come from all over the world, many with stylistic features and technological innovations that you may not have thought of.
Additionally, online stores let you use handy search features to quickly browse through their many offerings. Watch for links at the top of many pages that let you click to either more general pages or more specific information on a particular product.
Once you get the hang of online shopping — and by now most of us have — doing your shopping on web sites is fun and fast. Change your shopping to online retail sites. You’ll have fun, save money, get better selection, and do our nation and economy a big favor.