CNET is reporting that Shoppers are favouring online shopping in the run up to Christmas…
Another no-brainer really – let’s compare shall we…
- Pick the only available day in the run up to Christmas when you’re not working and there’s not a major sporting event on at the Millennium Stadium.
- Drive into Town and Park’n’Ride (Â£3), or pay to park in an extortionate carpark (if there’s any spaces left)
- Battle crowds of rude people, all annoyed and stressed by having to shop in a crowded busy centre on a Saturday.
- Battle crowds of carol singers and brass bands, fairground rides and phone cover/hotdog/scarf/flag sales carts etc which are blocking the already limited pedestrian areas.
- Walk into a shop, fight you way through hordes of people who for some reason have brought small children with them, who are screaming
- Queue for 15 minutes to get the tills
- Finally pay
- Repeat several times
- Try to find somewhere to buy something to eat or drink which doesn’t have a line out of the door
- Struggle back through the crowds with your shopping to your car
- Pay nearly Â£2 an hour for the time spent in town
- Get home exhausted, fed up and miserable
- Sit at home with a nice warm drink
- Browse websites at leisure
- Select gifts, pay for and arrange delivery (often directly to the recipient’s home address)
- Turn off computer and go do something relaxing
Why would anyone who has the choice do their Christmas shopping off-line.