If you are a shopaholic with cost-cutting tendencies then the thought of paying for delivery is not particularly appealing.  The cost of delivery especially for large items can in some cases be ridiculous!  To be honest I can’t understand how some companies get away with charging so much, or can I?  In some cases the price of delivery can be justified in a sense.

Shop Around For The Best Prices For Delivery

High street shops and boutiques can charge a pretty penny for next day delivery especially when you purchase larger items. However, companies like Shiply whom my husband recommends having used them a few times are on hand to offer their services.  Who?  If you haven’t heard of these guys before they are a company that brings consumers and couriers together.  These guys are simple to use, you just visit the site and pick the courier who best fits the bill.  Because couriers want to save space to cut down on shipping costs the price is usually lower.

Hitting The High Street Can Work Out Far More Expensive

What is the average price of shipping these days?  Think about it, if you jump in the car and head down to the store to purchase a large item you have to consider whether you can fit it in the car if delivery isn’t included in the price, as well as the cost of petrol, and then in addition there is the cost of parking and congestion charge for those in London to factor in.  Of course the obligatory sit down lunch is a must as we need to refuel plus a coffee on the run all add up and the expensive sounding shipping charge all of a sudden looks a lot more appealing and far more inexpensive after all.  Yes, you can make a day furniture shopping with friends but that’s provided you have the time.  I’m struggling to keep up with anything at the moment let alone shopping for anything at all which leads me onto the next consideration.

Time Saving

Remember that you are not only paying for a delivery.  These guys are saving you time and money.  Online shopping is far easier and more accessible and in most cases hassle free.  With Christmas on the horizon the last thing we need is to stand for ages in those mile-long queues to buy large goods.

It’s Easier

Now with 3 children, shopping for me can be a chore.  Children don’t like being dragged around shops looking at furniture or white goods and on the other side they want to go visit the toy stores and then they seem to want everything they see.  When you finally find something you need you stand in that queue for seems like an age someone is bound to need to visit the little girls room, at times like these I am relieved Mr Squishy is still in nappies!  Then you need to abandon your space in the queue and find nearby toilets – maybe in another store (by this stage the stress levels are building up).  Then back to join the queue again to be told the other child who swore they didn’t need to go all of a sudden desperately needs the toilet.  You get the drift.  It’s not fun!  Online shopping can be far easier, trouble free and hassle free.

Delivery is a nuisance for many consumers, but, imagine the uproar if the cost of items increased due to delivery being free. On the whole, the majority of people would prefer to pay a little more delivery and less for their goods.

Paying for delivery may go against everything you stand for, but in the long run it will save you precious time, money and keep stress levels down.

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