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Could You Live Without Online Shopping?

Could You Live Without Online Shopping?

The internet has become such an integral part of our every day lives that we can often spend hours online without even noticing it. Whether you use the internet for work purposes, solely social purposes or a mixture of the two, you will probably surprise yourself when you look at the amount of time you spend online during an average week.

Such is the power and draw of the internet that there are not many things that the internet cannot do nor cannot find for us. In fact, in the last few years there have been experiments undertaken to demonstrate that with just a computer and an internet connection a person can obtain anything and everything they may need. Armed with a laptop and modem one person was given the keys to an empty flat and informed that they would have one week to live in the property with no help or connection to the outside world beyond the internet. This person had to find and order enough basic furniture to live on as well as complete food shopping online and have it delivered to them.

The fact that the participant not only survived but survived in comfort is testament to the influence and reach of the internet in our current day and age. More and more companies and services are offering online purchasing systems to facilitate a much simpler and easier buying process for their customers and any company that does not offer this service is at risk of being sidelined in favour of a company that does.

It may be that you still prefer to go into the supermarket yourself for your food shopping as you may want to see for yourself the quality of the fruit or vegetables for example that you are going to eat but an increasing number of people are also opting to purchase the heavier items or non-perishable items online, for example, dog food, cans, cartons of juice and so on. Alternatively you may only use online shopping for certain products or from certain websites, for example books or DVDs from popular online shopping websites. If the product you are looking for carries a substantial price tag you may also look to make use of the multitude of price comparison websites out there that will search for the best prices online and deliver you results of the shops with the cheapest deals.

There are many benefits to shopping online and it shows no sign of slowing down. There will always be a place in the world for the high street but shopping via the internet is here to stay.