When it comes to shopping, I think we can all agree that, short of recreational shopping, it’s all pretty tedious, but it has to be done. And, even then, many of us don’t like recreational shopping, either, and would prefer the easiest trip to the store possible. At the end of the day, though, most of us spend most of our money most frequently at the grocery store, so it can feel like a slog going through the motions every week or two, but it has to be done. However, it’s not as bleak as it sounds, as thanks to this new thing, it’s called “online shopping” in case you hadn’t heard of it, those days are long gone. Mostly.
While grocery shopping in particular remains largely in physical stores for practical reasons, dry goods are available online these days, and even some fresh groceries, especially when you consider services like Hello Fresh and Blue Apron. These services offer you recipes every week and the fresh ingredients used to make them, so this can be a lifesaver for those that can’t go to the grocery store regularly, or if they’re simply tired of doing so.
Grocery stores are, of course, the one thing the internet hasn’t replicated, but there are countless other goods, and services, that are offered online. For example, you have the online equivalent of department stores, such as Amazon and eBay, that offer a little bit of everything. These sites offer a wide array of products, including the aforementioned pantry goods in the case of Amazon, and so most of what you could ever need are covered by these juggernauts. However, there are also numerous examples of more niche stores online.
For example, you could order some Omaha Steaks online and have them delivered in time for your weekend cookout, and all without leaving your home or talking to another human being. You can also get all of your pets’ needs taken care of via PetSmart’s online store before your daily walk with your furry friend.Then, although it’s a bit of a stretch, you have online video streaming and digital copies of TV shows, movies, and video games. We now live in the golden age of convenience, and the desire for convenience seems to drive most of our technological advancements as a result.