If you’re dreading the second coming of “Snowmageddon” and you’re too afraid of facing the blistering cold, it only makes sense that you do your holiday shopping online this year. Online shopping has gone up exponentially, which is why “Cyber-Monday” deals have extended a few extra weeks rather than just one single day. Online shopping is better in some ways than actual physical shopping. You get to do it comfortably: in your snuggie, in front of the fireplace, with a cup of hot chocolate. Yep, it definitely has its own advantages! Plus, is there a better feeling than opening that FedEx or USPS box and letting all the bubble wrap and peanuts flow out? It’s like receiving an early Christmas present. Even if it is a gift and for someone else, it’s still fun to get packages!
Just make sure you do your online research! Some retailers, like ShopNBC, have FB profiles that users can use to comment and ask questions. Their page even offers giveaways, which is always fun! Hey, who doesn’t like winning free things?? If you’re more of a tweeter, you can always follow ShopNBC’s twitter page for their daily tweets on new products and promotions. Since they carry more exclusive designers, not too many people know about them. You can watch ShopNBC on YouTube to learn or get advice on styling. As more and more retailers get involved in social media, it makes it that much easier for all of us to shop online! It’ll let you know if they’re reputable and if their products are good. You can also check out the consumer reviews on either the retailer’s website or on review sites, like Consumer Affairs. This way you’ll know what to expect and whether or not they’re quick with shipping. After all, if you’re shopping online for holiday gifts, you want to ensure that you receive your orders before Christmas. Countdown? That’s less than 3 weeks away!