Well, I’m on annual leave now, hence the less than often posting to the blog. I’ve been using the time to do all those things I didnt get time to do the rest of the year.. Including the Christmas Shopping..
Now call me a humbug but I HATE Christmas shopping, its not the fact I dislike the buying of gifts, I love that, its the crowded shops, the getting knocked and bumped, and the ‘sorry sir we dont have any of those left..’
So this year, if you cant get it online.. your not getting it!
I managed to do pretty much 99% of our shopping this year online, and before you wonder, no it didn’t all come from Amazon. There are some pretty good e-commerce sites out there.
Obviously Amazon is one of those. Boots is pretty good as well. Unfortuantly there are some really dire ones, that lost my business just because their sites are either difficult to shop from, or, they just dont have the range, providing only a ‘token’ online effort.
Muji is a great (or bad) example of this. They have next to nothing online that they sell in the shop, the round light I wanted for my sister (sorry can’t show you the link..!) isn’t sold on-line.. The lighting and electrical section covers 10 items (including of the same torces!).
There is absolutely no excuse in these days no to be able to fulfill web orders, applications such as osCommerce provide great order systems for small or large business needs. With the majority of homes now having high speed and always on connections, the business of online ordering is now common place, its a shame alot of businesses still dont see that. I want to be able to order a toaster at 3am!!