High Gas Prices Drive Online Shopping… Even If In-Store Pickup Is Better

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Last month, we noted that the huge jump in gas prices lately could help fuel more interest in telecommuting. However, it could also help boost other areas online as well. For instance, a new study shows that gas prices are causing more people to shop online, rather than go to the store. Of course, this is all based on a survey, so people may not be telling the truth. It’s likely that lots of people think that shopping online to save gas is a good idea — but whether or not they really do so is a different question. In fact, another study came out today (on the same site, too) saying most shoppers would prefer to buy online, but pickup at the local store if they could. So, maybe it’s really just lower gas prices that they’re shopping for online.

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Cory Zipperle says:

Having stuff shipped to you instead of going to pi

The notion that it is cheaper to buy something online, and having it shipped, is, well, silly. Now shopping is a different story. If you are looking around for a product that you want to buy, it wolud be more economical to do it online, then, if you can, pick up the item at the store, thus saving you the $5+ for S&H

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