Home shopping seems to be more and more popular these days. Especially with our busy lifestyles, I know for me it is a lifeline. As I can not always get out of the house to go shopping. One company that we (my husband) uses is Amazon. His view is if you can not find it on Amazon, you will not find it anywhere. And it is true, you can search for anything and they have it on their site.
We also have, and take advantage of Amazon Prime. Meaning we do not have to think about postage costs and can get better value on some items. Also opt for same day delivery at times.
Like many men my husband hates going shopping. He hates crowds and queuing to pay, and will just moan the whole time. But he can spend ages browsing online looking for something.
It can work in my favour though. I was only moaning the other day that our blender had broken, which I use a lot. The next thing I know he is saying I have got a delivery coming the next day. When it arrived I have a new super duper blender, chopper, grinder plus whatever else it does.
I love to sit and browse online, especially when looking for something or for gift ideas, nothing nicer than sitting down with a hot cup of coffee and browsing from the comfort of my sofa.
It is also much easier, if there is a problem, as you do not have to go all the way back to the shop to exchange or get a refund. You can just contact the company and it is all so much easier and fuss free.
Apart from the food shop, which I have started doing more and more online, the main place we shop online is Amazon, and although we are very happy with their service, I am still old school and can not believe you can get things delivered the same day or next day.
Like everyone we have had times when we have had to contact them regarding something not being delivered or another problem.
I had my shopping delivered last week and half my eggs were broken, within an hour I had a refund, it was so easy to contact the company and a short form to fill in.
With Amazon you can contact them direct on, we have had to ring them on a few occasions and their customer service is great, we have never had a problem with them and it has always been sorted quickly and professionally, which considering they are such a huge company, you really can not complain about.
Do you shop online, or do you prefer going around the shops?