The joy of online shopping

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I have always loved to shop and by shop I don’t mean grocery shopping. I mean the type of shopping that is considered to be retail therapy – the kind of shopping that is for YOU and not to fill the fridge for your family. I get a certain satisfaction from browsing for hours, looking at items that I really don’t need and will probably never use – and even the inevitable buyer’s remorse and returns I have to make.

Yes, that’s how shopping used to be before I had my babies. Now, in an era when convenience and speed affect all our decisions daily, online shopping is the way to go. With all the time pressures that come with being a new mom, it is wonderful to be able to shop for items in the comfort of your own home and have your purchases delivered straight to your door.

Why I love online shopping:

  • There are no more battles to find parking or leaving your car in the hot sun.
  • No parking fees.
  • You don’t get side-tracked by other stores.
  • It’s quick and efficient.
  • You can shop at any time, like when you’re feeding your baby at 3am.
  • Most sites allow you to track your purchase.
  • You don’t have to deal with rude salespeople, grumpy cashiers or other shoppers.
  • You don’t have to queue for 15 minutes only to be told by the cashier that their system is down and they can only accept cash.
  • You can stop for a while and attend to your baby if necessary.
  • You don’t need to search for a changeroom to feed or change your baby.
  • Delivery and returns are done for you.
  • You can do discreet shopping without worrying that you may bump into your mother-in-law.
  • It’s easy to do price comparisons between sites.
  • It’s exciting to get a parcel delivered to your door and then rip it open like it’s a complete surprise.
  • Convenience, convenience, convenience!

“In an era when convenience and speed affect all our decisions daily, online shopping is the way to go.”

Most of the major retail stores now allow for online shopping, except for one major baby store – get with the programme peeps! Check them out and bring some calm to your life amidst the pressures of being a new mommy.

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Why kids need cyber-savvy parents