Online shopping has revolutionized out consumer habits and choices but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its annoyances. We all have different experiences and loves and hatreds of online shopping but there are some things that probably annoy us the most.
One of the most annoying things about online shopping is that there is simply too much choice! It’s hard enough in a store, but when you literally have the whole world at your fingertips the process of buying a skirt or a lipstick becomes almost impossible!
Delivery charges truly suck, and most of the time they do not equate to the value or weight of the product you have purchased! It’s one of the things that makes going out with your shopping bags seem appealing.
So you’ve just bought the most incredible pair of shoes and you want to put them and go out straight away. Nope! Sorry! You have to wait between 3 and 5 working days for your purchase to arrive. It really takes the excitement out of shopping!
You’ve place a giant ASOS order and are waiting patiently at home for your treasures to arrive, which makes it even more annoying to run to the ringing doorbell only to discover with disappointment that it’s just a charity collector or a girl scout selling cookies!
No matter how hard we try, every single one of us has missed an important parcel delivery at some point! It adds so much extra to your day when you have to make a journey to the depot to get your products!
So you have waited for 3 to 5 days for your purchase to arrive, you made sure you were at home for the delivery, but when you finally get the chance to try it on, you hate it! This would never have happened if you had just gone to the store in the first place!
Having the wrong item delivered to your address can drive a woman to absolute breaking point, especially when it was something that you were really looking forward to or that you needed in a short space of time. It makes you lose your faith in online shopping!
If you have had something delivered that you decide you do not like in person, then taking a parcel to be returned can sometimes take up to half of your day to get done! Sometimes you even have to source packaging yourself if it’s not provided!
If you ordered online and decide to return in store, you will most probably be stuck with having to accept store credit as a refund. This can be really annoying; especially if the one thing you bought was the only product you liked the look of!
Online shopping sites are specifically designed to encourage you to keep adding items to your basket with little to no awareness of how much cost you are racking up. By the time you get to checkout and have fallen in love with every single item, you have spent three times more than you wanted to!
This can be a real killer, especially around Christmas time. No matter how early you are in getting certain orders in, there is always some sort of hold up that leads to somebody being disappointment during the holidays.
It used to be a great Saturday to head to the mall with your girlfriends and do hours worth of shopping and window browsing, but sadly, with the rise of online stores, that part of the shopping experience is becoming less and less popular in today’s culture.
What annoys you most about online shopping or do you always shop at a store?
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