Think back a decade ago, and the idea of shopping online for your groceries was considered a luxury! Something for the wealthier of people amongst us, and those who were perhaps too lazy to venture out to the shops to do their own shopping. Well, how things have changed!
How the Online Food Shop Has Taken Over
With all major UK food retailers getting in on the action, including Sainsburys, Tesco’s, Waitrose and Morrisons to name but a few, you can be guaranteed to find your favourite shop online, offering a home delivery service or click and collect.
The slight niggles that used to worry people regarding somebody else selecting their products for them – such as sell-by dates, the best-looking fruit and vegetables and the closest substitutions – is now not a problem. With staff trained specifically for the role of online deliveries, problem’s such as these are a thing of the past!
Why It Pays to Shop Online
For just a small delivery or collection fee, customers can continue to purchase everything they would as if they were physically walking into and around their favourite supermarket. With special deals still available when you select your products for your basket online, purchasing your shopping in this way doesn’t mean you miss out.
What it does mean though is that you aren’t tempted by the array of clever displayed products, or offers which perhaps you don’t need but see in front of you and think they are a good idea at the time – whereas usually they aren’t! You also aren’t swayed by your mood at the time when you shop, meaning you are less likely to pick up items due to current hunger-pains as you would when you physically trawl the aisles!
Many online customers rave about having their usual items already available to select on screen, saving them time and money as they can then add the extras to their list without taking any more time than is necessary.
Does Online Shopping Personally Cost You Less?
When you weigh up the costs of travelling to the supermarket, taking the hour or two out to complete the task and then hauling all your bags back home to then unpack and put away, how does this compare to the online process? With a selection of special introductory offers to get you started, many offering free delivery for your first few shops, maybe now is the time to take the online shopping challenge. Who knows, you may surprise yourself with the savings!