– a great way to save time and money!
Originally I thought that buying groceries online would be something that I would never do – just a waste of money when I’d have to go to the store for other things anyway.
But recently I’ve been rethinking that, I consider it very worthwhile, and you can get some great bargains! Plus it saves so much time, time that I can use better to do other things.
For example, it enables me to spend more quality time with my family, and I’m generally more relaxed and in a better mood as a result of not having to traipse around the store for a couple of hours picking up supplies, knowing that, despite my list and good intentions, I’ll probably have forgotten something important!
Depending on your geographic location, you may even have a choice as to where you can shop online. More and more grocery stores are offering the option of sending in an online order, having it delivered to your door, or for some grocery chains, you can just stop by at after a certain time to pick up your order. This still saves you a lot of time and hassle. Yes, lots of options.
One of the disadvantages is if you need to read the labels of any products you need because of allergies in the family, as products do change their ingredients, as I’ve found out the hard way!
Another disadvantage is not being able to bargain shop, but there are plenty of advantages, if you have the budget to be able to use these services.
Non-perishable items can be purchased online easily enough, and in bulk, which can give you considerable savings, if you have the space to store the products. Or you could split a box with friends and neighbors or family. Remember to factor in any shipping costs though to find out if it is really the bargain it seems.
Now, if you buy your non-perishables online, which is another option, it does mean that you still need to buy fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, but picking up those items is so much quicker and easier than having to shop for everything, especially if you have to drag the rest of the family around with you!
Online food shopping does something else, I find. It helps you to get organized, and to feel more in control. You know that your food shopping is going to be done for you and will reach you on a certain day, and you know what you are going to get because you ordered it. Less time in the grocery store can also mean less of those impulse buys!
Yes, online grocery shopping is definitely the way to go in the future. So, what are you going to do with the time you save by buying your food online? Enjoy your freedom from supermarket checkouts! I do!