How many of you do up to 90% of your shopping online (apart from groceries)?
I mean going to shop physically added at the least a tiny bit of physical activity and interaction with other people, but with increasing use of online shopping are a lot many people turning into recluses?
I do no shop online unless it is for something that I cannot find or afford in my country and it is necessary. I cannot help but think how unfair online shopping is to a vast percentage of society. I'm referring to people who lose jobs due to this.For small businesses it's a great solution but for most it's a curse on society.
Who in his right mind would shop for groceries online? Think about it.
When people start thinking about the negative impact this has on society perhaps they'll change their shopping habits. 1) LOSS of jobs and increase in unemployment rate 2) Do you know that what you're buying is good quality, fits, suits you, is in working order? 3) The human being is the social kind; perhaps slowly becoming reclusive is also reason for greater social problems.
I have two young children - I do my grocery shopping online and get it delivered, as well as most of my other shopping. It's a lot easier, so when I do go out, it's to places the kids will enjoy.
I used to hate buying online, and the idea of using a card made me nauseous. Call me old fashioned, but I like to go into a shop, wads of cash in hand and pay up front. That's how an Englishman does things.
But now I'm an e-Nglishman, because I do a lot of purchasing from Amazon.co.uk. Without it, I wouldn't have found all the rubbish I now own!
The only time I order from online is if it is a specialty item or I can buy it for less than in a store.
If I order online once a year it's a lot. I believe in supporting local Ma & Pa stores! The backbone of this country, which also supports the local economy and creates jobs. Online shopping eliminates to many jobs!
I do a lot of shopping for clothes, accessories, and unique birthday presents online, mostly from sites like Etsy. It seems like the best way to buy from independent designers and artists, unless you're lucky enough to have some kind of expo or something in your area. And even then, it's likely a one- or two-day event. Shopping online enables you to purchase things specific to your taste at your own convenience. I've heard some concerns about shipping and the amount of fuel and resources that takes, but I have a similar view on this as I do on public transportation. Those things are going to run anyway. And a shipping truck might have to go a bit out of the way to take stuff to your house, but is that more than the resources you'd use to go somewhere and buy the thing at a store? Especially if it's something you would definitely have to drive home, like a piece of furniture.
Obviously, though, online shopping does cut down on physical activity and social interaction. I just don't think that makes it a bad thing. If you spend less time shopping at stores (including the time it takes to get there and back), that gives you more time to interact with friends and family if that's something that's important to you, and you choose to spend your time that way. WryLilt mentions less time shopping means more time to spend doing things the kids will enjoy. It's really about the balance.
Ultimately, I don't think it's the practice of online shopping that's going to turn people into recluses. It's the unwillingness to maintain balance in their lives.
I prefer to shop from home . I can avoid crowds, save gas, and take the time to really think things over any time of the day or night. I'll wait for discounts and free shipping whenever possible. This in no way makes me a recluse! It actually frees up more time to socialize w/ my friends.
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