In the past ten years, shopping has certainly morphed in ways that we would have never predicted fifty years ago! I remember having access to my first computer as a young teenager, thinking how amazing it was that I could chat online with people in other countries. At that time, I never would have dreamed that we would not only be shopping online years later, but that shopping online would become a way of life for many, including myself. I got my Venetian Blinds from an online retailer, too.
I’m all about supporting local businesses and there are many in our hometown that I do support, however when you have so many families on tight budgets, turning to online shopping can save you thousands upon thousands of dollars each year. When it comes down to the bottom line, many families have to ensure that there is a roof over their head, and food at the table – online shopping can help families keep that consistency. I’m sure that many of you can relate.
The biggest concern for so many with online shopping over the years has been the safety of online payment services. However, after many years of trial and error, the online shopping industry has a number of different forms of security in place to ensure that making a credit card online payment is not only quick and painless, but that the consumer is protected.
The online shopping industry will only grow in the coming years, and its time for many businesses to change their strategies, and integrate into the new way that consumers consume goods. I can tell you that I will continue to shop online when it betters the life of our family, and the life of my children. How about you?
Do you do the majority of your shopping online or do you still visit the B&M stores?