The many benefits of online shopping for busy mums

Finding time to shop can be hard for busy mums. In an article I wrote a while back I said that I did all my Christmas shopping last year in the middle of the night from my Smartphone, whilst breastfeeding my baby.


Whether you stay at home to take care of the kids, have a job and kids to take care of, or simply work hard all day and don’t have time to run errands, like shopping, online catalogue shopping is an option to consider.


These are a few of the benefits:

  1. No time – You can do it at home, you can do it on your lunch break at work, or even in the middle of the night. There are no time constraints, it is open 24/7. You can visit several sites, to compare the prices prior to ordering, much faster than driving from shop to shop.
  2. You choose your terms – With many online catalogues you can compare to see which ones offer the best terms, no interest shopping, and lower prices. From there, you decide how much to pay and what to order.
  3. Nearly anything – You can order nearly anything through catalogues. New clothes, shoes, new appliances, gaming devices, and other electronics. If you can buy it in stores, it is likely there is a catalogue which sells it. So, you aren’t limited to one or two items when purchasing via a catalogue company.
  4. Your payment terms – You don’t have to pay now; and, although you may believe interest rates are high, many catalogues offer no interest financing for a period of time. So, you can pay off the purchase over time, and you won’t incur huge interest charges, when you pay off the balance within the promotional period. 



  1. Hello
    Hahahaha i had such a laugh to myself reading that you done your christmas shopping through the night on your smart phone!
    I have done this also (well not all at once) haha 🙂
    Great read thankyou

  2. Many benefits are there when you are doing online shopping, but the online negative is we can’t see it with our eyes. I’m also an online shopping lover, and mostly Im doing my shopping online only. Recently I bought many kitchen items at Lowe’s on an online website. You can get many products in one place, and ordering them from your home is the best thing. After doing my online shopping at lowes, I participated in the lowes survey online at and was shortlisted to win a $500 gift card for free.

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