Next year I am definitely going to do more Christmas shopping online. I did it successfully the year my daughter was born, figuring it was easier than pushing a pram through December crowds.
The advantages of online shopping are numerous. No crowds. No people jumping queues. No bored shop assistants who look right through you and proceed to serve anyone but you. And most importantly for me, no distractions and impulse buying.
The other day I walked into Coles to buy chicken sausages and chicken breast. I came out with $60 worth of chocolates but no chicken (to be fair on myself they had no Mt Barker available).
Rootote must have one of the best dispatch systems in Australia, I am sure I got the bags I ordered just a day or two at max after I ordered them. And the postage was free!
Other places I have purchased from online in the past few weeks include Pumpkin Patch and Big W photos (that delivery is to be picked up in store). I could have gone to Pumpkin Patch’s outlet store at Harbour Town but figured I would spent just as much parking there as the $7.95 postage.