Online shopping or local shopping – what’s better for the environment?

ime and money are precious. When we shop, we want to save as much as possible of both. However, as environmentally-aware consumers we are increasingly assessing the amount of greenhouse gases  that are emitted when we buy shoes, books or household appliances. But what is actually more damaging for the environment – online shopping or shopping locally?

Around-the-clock opening hours, secure payment systems and consumer-friendly delivery times and exchange policies – online shopping makes it easy for customers with Internet access to order almost any conceivable product, ranging from tickets and music CDs to clothes and furniture, from the comfort of their own home in just a few mouse clicks. In Germany, almost two-thirds (65 per cent) of the population used the Internet for shopping in 2013. Even if this figure is just 45 percent across the whole of Europe, it’s clear that online shopping has become increasingly popular in recent years. What’s more, online traders extol Internet shopping as being more environmentally friendly than using conventional shops.

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Shopping: The new tactics to get you spending

People are more savvy than ever before about the ways shops get them to spend their money, but the retailers are always coming up with new tactics.

Why are sweets and chocolate always by the till in supermarkets? Why do they put the everyday essentials like bread and milk at the back of shop so you have to walk through as many aisles as possible to reach them?

Why is the perfume and jewellery section always at the front of a department store? Read more

Is This Every Woman’s Dream? Get Paid to Shop and Dine

Get paid to shop and you get to keep what you have bought!

OK, perhaps not every woman, nor indeed every man, but it is undoubted that such a prospect would appeal to a great number of people, and, it has to be said, the majority will be women.

In many parts of the developed world, especially places like US, Canada, UK, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, market research companies, working on behalf of their clients, recruit people who want to earn some extra money. They will pay them to shop at department stores, at grocery stores, at certain Malls, at certain markets. They’ll also pay them to dine out at particular restaurants.

Just imagine: you’ve shopped until you’re ready to drop, it has not cost you a single penny, and now you can go and have a free dinner too, in a really nice restaurant. Too good to be true? Nope, not at all. Read more

Dublin Top Attractions and Shopping Areas

Dublin is the capital city of Ireland. It is one of the attractive tourist places in the world. The life in the city is sparkling and lively. The people of this city is very friendly and cooperative. It has something for everyone ranging from world-class architecture buildings, museums, monuments, gardens and parks to great restaurants, great shopping areas and lively nightlife.

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Choose Best Shopping Deals Without Any Ado Through Online Shopping

There are a large number of people across the nation and across the world who are crazy about the shopping. It is quite obvious, either we have to buy a simple product of our daily household, or we have to get any luxurious item, we have to do shopping. Moreover, shopping is a hobby of many people.

With the developing technology, a new type of shopping has been evolved which is called online shopping. This is the type of buying which allows us to purchase any good through Internet while sitting in our homes. In some aspects, this method is being proved much easier and efficient that typical buying system. Under the online method, you get several sophisticated facilities which are lacking in the case of offline one.

There are several Internet sites which provider the deals on the products from every category. Moreover you get the brilliant options to select the best shopping deals. Facility of price and service comparison help you in this regard. This facility allows you to select all your desired products and compare their prices as well as services at a single place. Moreover, you get the product descriptions of all the products which help you to understand about that good with a lot of ease. Read more