Friday, October 12, 2012

Shopping online vs Shopping retail

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Shopping online is a way of life for me. So I can’t help but feel a little bit defensive when my friends and readers tell me that they are still reluctant to shop online.

Online shopping means finding unique items that make people go ‘omg where did you get that?!’; exclusively online bargains; the excitement of opening packages. What’s there not to like about online shopping?


The number one excuse I hear about online shopping is shipping times. It seems that, for the ability to physically have what you want right there and then, many people will always prefer shopping locally, even if this means buying a little less unique, or paying a little bit more.

Well, online shopping skeptics, what would you say if I told you that waiting for shipping will soon be a thing of the past? No longer will delivery times state ‘in 3-7 working days’. The new line will be SAME DAY. In fact, same day shipping is already here!

If you have ever shopped from sites like The Iconic, you might have had firsthand experience of this seemingly miraculous same day delivery service. Australia’s WantItNow is the delivery service behind stores like The Iconic, and is leading the same day delivery movement.

WantItNow is a 3 Hour & Same Day courier delivery service now offered to metropolitan customers in Sydney and Melbourne. It’s about to launch an amazing new website, collating over fifty retailers offering superfast shipping. This is great news for a lover of girly things like me, but on WantItNow’s shop roll, there will be retailers offering a broad range of products including gifts, food, costume hire, chemists, appliances and prescription glasses, all the kinds of things you had always imagined would only be available at your local mall. Saying all this, I feel a bit like I’m describing a much more glamorous country, like Japan or Singapore, where online shopping for all things under the sun is the norm.


Check out WantItNow to see the retailers now offering superfast shipping, and other cool features like the handy iPhone app and weekly deals!

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