Is it cheaper to shop online?
I think a lot of it depends on how visually persuadable you are and I am! If I glimpse a bright new toy out the corner of my eye at my local Asda as I’m buying my apples, the next second I am in the play dough aisle popping colourful boxes into the trolley, amazed at their value. I spend far less with a focused shelf online despite paying a small amount for delivery. Plus my daughter doesn’t take over the whole trolley and persuade me to buy her magazines.
Now there is an online shopping facility where you can compare prices between supermarkets online so you can really make sure you are getting the most for your money. I usually shop at Asda and so I would pop on to mysupermarket (an ace shopping basket price comparison site) and start shopping from Asda’s shelves. I would pop in my items from Asda home baking shelf and compare the finished basket’s price with what it would cost at other supermarkets. If another is cheaper I can easily switch stores and go their checkout instead. mySupermarket also tells you if there is a special offer or cheaper product available for items that are already in your basket so before I go to the checkout I can see if there’s any more money to be saved. How easy and really, how useful! The price difference for some items between supermarkets is quite astounding.
Pester power can also be a big problem when you’re shopping as can hunger. So with no kids to hand and access to your own kitchen as you shop as well as price comparison facilities online shopping has to be a better option.
Do you agree – is it cheaper to shop online?