15 Reasons Why Online Shopping Is Better Than In-Store Shopping

15 Reasons Why Online Shopping Is Better Than In-Store Shopping

Online Shopping Takes The Cake

Online shopping is one of those things that you either love or hate. Shopping in person can be pretty fun and is a good way to bond with friends or see things in person before you buy them, but online shopping still takes the cake as my preferred shopping technique. Online shopping is one of the best things to come out of the Internet and can be used to order anything under the sun. There are many reasons why I love online shopping. Here are the top 15 reasons why online shopping is better than shopping in the store.

1. You can wear your pajamas and don't have to leave your bed.

Don't feel like dressing up? You don't have to.

2. You can search directly for what you want instead of looking around a store.

There's no search bar at the store. Instead of walking around for hours to find that jacket you want, you can just search for it online and find it in a few minutes.

3. You don't have to ask people for help.

It is the perfect way to avoid awkward small talk and you don't have to rely on the sales people to find things for you.

4. There are more options to choose from.

The internet is full of different stores. Almost every store usually has more items online than they do at their in-store locations too.

5. It is more exciting to anticipate getting a package in the mail than to just buy it and get it right away.

Receiving a package in the mail is like getting a gift from yourself.

6. There's no waiting in line.

Not having to wait in line at checkout is one of the best things about online shopping. You can pay whenever you want.

7. You have more time to think before impulse buying.

If you're unsure about a purchase, you can just close your computer and buy it later.

8. You don't have to worry about parking.

Parking is the worst and on weekends it is almost impossible to find a parking spot at the mall or grocery store.

9. There are more sales and you can use coupon codes.

You can use as many coupons as you want without looking like one of those crazy coupon hoarders.

10. You can shop at any time.

Want to shop at midnight? No worries. Malls and stores usually don't open until 9 a.m. and close around 10 p.m.

11. No carrying bags.

Your arms will thank you later.

12. You don't have to worry about starting an awkward conversation when you see someone you know at the store.

One of the worst things about going to the store is that moment when you see your old math teacher who hated you or some person you barely talk to and are forced to strike up a conversation.

13. It is easier to compare prices between stores.

You can keep multiple tabs open on your computer and compare prices for the best deal. This definitely beats that moment when you see that sweater you bought for full price on sale at another store.

14. There are no pushy sales people following you around.

You have the freedom to browse as much and for as long as you want without judgment.

15. You can see reviews of the product before you buy it.

A sales person is never going to tell you if one of their products is bad, but the people of the internet are brutally honest and will guide you in the right direction on what to buy.

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15 Actual Thoughts You Have While Wandering Around TJ Maxx

God bless TJ Maxx.


I recently went to TJ Maxx with a friend with the sole purpose of not buying anything. We literally looked at everything, though, and later, I walked out with half a dozen items I was not planning on buying. I'm just glad it was only six from the number of things I saw and liked.

Here were my thoughts as I wandered around TJ Maxx for an hour.

2. "Of course I have to check out the clearance section... except that's basically the entire store."

4. "This may look horrible on me but I'm going to try it on anyway."

5. "Maybe I should just look at some nice clothes for work. You can never have too many business casual clothes..."

7. "$5 makeup... How bad could it be?"

8. "American Eagle shorts for only $15?!"

9. "I can't carry all this stuff."

10. "Do I have a giftcard?"

11. "I want to decorate my house with everything in here."

12. "Oh, look, something I didn't need but buying anyway."

13. "Could I pull this off? It's cheap and looks good on the mannequin..."

15. "Yes, I found what I wanted. No, I did not need any of this."

Please note that all items are in stock as of the time of publication. As an Amazon Associate, Odyssey may earn a portion of qualifying sales.

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5 Reasons We Should Appreciate The People That Work In Retail, Food, And Janitorial Services

They deserve appreciation and respect


Now that it's a new year, it's time for new years resolutions, and I have one that everyone could get on board with. This year and every year after, appreciate the people that work in retail, food, and janitorial services. For me, I worked in both retail and food, and I've seen a lot. And I'm not attacking everyone here, I just want us all to be on the same page. Here are five things to remember coming into the new year.

1. They are human beings


Behind the uniform, the people in the uniform are only human. They are not perfect, and they will make mistakes. Remember, they are trying to do their best.

2. Some things are out of their control


They can't control everything. For example, the prices of things and what they offer in the store.

3. They are not stupid and uneducated


Actually, people that work in these areas are just the opposite. They are not stupid, dumb, or uneducated. So, please stop thinking that they are.

4. They are not lesser than you


Without retail, food, and janitorial services, there would no one to keep buildings clean and neat. There would be no one to check you out after you are done shopping. When you go out to eat, there would be no one to take your order nor make your food. Just because they work in retail, food, or janitorial services does not mean they are lesser than you. It takes a lot to work in these areas.

5. It does take time to make your food


The time that it takes to make your food depends on what you order, how much you order, how many workers are working, and how many customers there are at the same time you are there.

It does take a lot to work in retail, food, and janitorial services. This year is a good time to start appreciating and respecting people who work in those areas of employment. They do so much for people, and they do work hard. Most don't have set hours, and a lot of them work weekends. There are a lot of hours and labor that people log in every week. They are people like you and me. They are someone's sibling, child, parent, sister, brother...they have emotions. They like to have fun like you and me and they like to hang out with their family and friends. They like sports, music, art, theater, and so on. They have hobbies. Like everyone else, they deserve appreciation and respect. Treat others the way you would want to be treated.

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