Yes, it’s here! It’s that jolly time of year when we spend more money on family, friends and ourselves that we should. BLACK FRIDAY is upon us. Some of the big box stores are reported to be opening early on Thanksgiving Day. It seems to start earlier each year. There will be people waiting in lines to get in the stores, aggressive parking lots and crowded shopping aisles.
These are some of the reasons why each year more and more people are turning to online shopping in the comfort of their home and even while at work. As reported in Booz & Co 2012 Holiday Retail Outlook report, “Consumers are increasingly viewing Black Friday as irrelevant: They start looking earlier and buying later, and are moving online.” The online shoppers are avoiding the crowds, saving gas and getting great prices, which includes free shipping and no tax purchases. Online shopping is always open, 24/7. It can be accessed any time of the day. Obviously, consumer confidence in the security and reliability of online shopping has grown tremendously over the past several years.
We usually think of using PCs for online shopping, but the use of tablets and mobile devices are making online shopping more convenient and portable. You can research and easily make a purchase anywhere you happen to be. Shopping for out of town friends and family has become much easier with the ability to ship directly. This eliminates that extra time and cost of shipping the gifts yourself. Take a moment to browse the net from your PC, tablet or mobile device to find the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list. You will be surprised how much you can accomplish in a short period of time.
Grab that shopping list and here are some ideas to help get you started.
For centuries, games have made great gifts for children and adults as well to enjoy anytime anywhere for great entertainment that brings out the competitive spirit in everyone. Family games for tailgating or in your own backyard such as Cornhole, and Washer Toss. Beach games to enjoy on vacation such as Bocce Ball, and Volleyball. There are many sites where you can find a great gift for someone on your shopping list, and it is very possible to find that one site where you can put a big dent on that list. Without leaving home you can visit these sites and start checking names off and find something for you too. Hope this has been helpful information.
Happy Online Holiday Shopping!