Why not take the stress out of the task by shopping online for your groceries? It is effective and more relaxing than fighting for parking spaces and trolleys at the mall, especially during the holidays

Here’s our list of the top 5 reasons to choose online shopping this holiday season:

Planning is the key to a successful holiday and online grocery shopping is the gift that keeps on giving- in more ways than one!

Shopping online saves you time and money

Let’s face it, wherever you go, the queues aren’t going to be shorter. Shops get crowded and there are always last-minute gifts to buy or forgotten items on an endless list.

When you shop online for groceries, you tend to stick to the list. In the shops, something else will catch your eye and before you know it, you have succumbed to the supermarket’s subliminal advertising.

Shopping online means you can hunt for the cheapest deals without leaving the comfort of your home.

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Save petrol and avoid parking stress

You’ll have to face the traffic in order to get to the shops, but parking is also a problem when it’s holiday time, so you might find you’re driving around endlessly, looking for a spot.

Rather go for a walk on the beach after you’ve spent a few minutes ordering your shopping. And best of all, no crowds!

Save space in your car by ordering ahead for your destination

If you are travelling, you can easily schedule your shopping to be delivered on the day that you arrive at your destination. That way, you’ll have fresh food, from the store to your fridge. Carrying things is a thing of the past, now that you can get your shopping bags delivered straight to your doorstep.

Save your sanity!

Holidays are about relaxing, taking time off and letting go of the usual daily chores. If you’ve planned your Christmas shopping ahead, you can certainly put those feet up and get down to the business of enjoying your break without having to wait in traffic and endure long queues. Forgot to buy your uncle a gift? No problem, simply look for recommendations online, and a gift can be delivered the very next day without you lifting anything other than your credit card – and a holiday glass of wine!

Check the reviews

It’s wonderful to read other peoples’ experience of the appliances you are looking at. That way, you’ll know if the product is faulty or exceptional. It gives you the peace of mind that you are spending your money wisely, rather than winging it.

Online shopping keeps evolving

With the arrival of online stores like onecart.co.za, you can buy from multiple stores on one website, and get your groceries delivered in two hours. Think groceries, toiletries, booze, pet food and more – all in one cart!

Online marketplaces are pushing these boundaries all the time to create platforms that are more consumer friendly, useful and convenient.