Three things you should start buying online

Online shopping has exploded over the past two years, thanks to Covid. Since the start of the pandemic, people have increasingly chosen to shop online, rather than go into physical stores.

And it’s easy to see why. It’s far easier to click a few buttons or tap a screen than it is to travel out to a store and battle with traffic and busy crowds.

The convenience of having your items dropped right at your door for you is hard to resist and shopping online is often much cheaper too. Plus you can choose from a much wide range of items online than you can possibly hope to find on your high street.

So what are the best things to buy online? What items should you start scouring the internet for? Here are three suggestions.

1) Prescription glasses

That is right, you can order prescription glasses online and have them delivered to you. Some people find it a little scary ordering glasses on the internet because they are so used to going to an optician, but it is so easy and reliable to get them from an online retailer instead.

All you need is your prescription details and then you have your pick of hundreds of different frames that you can browse at your leisure. No more sales assistant breathing down your neck telling which size and shape frames you should go for or pressuring you into buying a million different add-ons for your lenses.

And the best thing about getting them online is that they offer all the same high-end brands and quality frames for a significantly lower price.

2) Electronics

Buying a new smartphone, TV or tablet can be a complicated process with lots of different things to consider. The product specs, memory, warranty, size, and weight. You can also get a little overwhelmed with all the technical jargon!

Standing in a showroom with a sales clerk standing over you using words and phrases you do not know can put a lot of pressure on you to make an impulse decision you might regret. Shopping online takes the pressure off and gives you plenty of time to browse and compare different products, check reviews and watch YouTube videos – anything you need to help you make an informed decision.

3) Books

Every book lover enjoys browsing the shelves of their local bookstore but often you can find the selection lacking. If you are looking for a specific book or are looking to buy a large number of books, then you are better off shopping online. Books are not an item that needs to be physically held or checked out before buying so you can feel pretty confident ordering them online. 

Also, sites like Barnes & Noble and Amazon offer you a sneak preview of the contents of the book before you decide to buy. You can also read reviews and check out the rating that previous readers have given it, so you know if it is worth your time. If you like to shop second-hand then you can also get these online as there is a huge second-hand marketplace for books where you can get books for pennies! Check out sites like eBay or ThriftBooks to see what you can find.