Do you shop online?
I have to admit. Despite doing almost everything else online I haven’t really embraced online shopping as you might expect. Sure I’ve purchased my fair share over the last few years but usually this is only after checking out the item in store and only going with the online option if it is considerably lower. (I do prefer the instant gratification option when I can get it.)
But I think it’s more than my dislike for waiting. I like being able to see the product, to move it around and to be able to ask questions of those helpful shop people who often know nothing but make up a good story anyway.
But… now that shopping trips mostly involve either running after a toddler, wrestling him back into the pram whilst he screams, or trying to distract said toddler so he will stop screaming; I am starting to embrace the online option.
My favourite online stores are those that give you more than just a picture and a price. I like a good story behind what I’m buying, so I guess that’s why I’m often sold on things by other bloggers and creative business owners who share the behind-the-scenes stories that go with their products.
I was introduced to Pitchi the other day and I’m really wishing this site was around when I was selling babies and children’s clothing. I would have loved to be able to create little video clips like this one to sell my clothes. Anyone can use Pitchi to sell their products to a large audience at no cost, so I can see it quickly becoming as big, if not bigger, than other collaborative selling spaces online because it’s doing what others aren’t; using video.
But for now I’m happy browsing through the clips of other creative entrepreneurs and ticking off my Christmas shopping list at the same time. Except for when I get distracted by the homewares of course, always the homewares!
The baby should buy me a Christmas present right? I’m loving these Moroccan rugs!
Have you embraced online shopping?
This post was brought to you by Pitchi but all opinions are my own.