Shampoo and conditioner is on the list of essential purchases that you probably pick up every week as part of your weekly shopping. But how often do you have to run down to the corner shop because you’ve run out? Or do you feel that the expensive brands on the supermarket shelves are ripping you off just to give you shampoo with a nicer smell? If you haven’t considered it already, it is both a time saver and much more cost effective to buy shampoo online through a pharmacy website such as Big Chemist than using retail stores. Here are just a few reasons:
- No Rip-Offs
Commercials for expensive shampoos use lots of unnecessary scientific jargon to promise much more than they deliver. Cracked.com – An Entertainment website, discovered that unless you need specialty shampoo for dandruff or hair dye, it doesn’t matter which brand you buy as long as it contains the standard ingredients found in all shampoo bottles. The same is true for toothpaste, razors and many other products that can be easily purchased online.
- Buying in Bulk Saves Money
Not only are online shops cheaper due to lower overheads, they often deliver products wholesale or in bulk. When the price per unit is calculated, it is significantly lower than shampoo bought from a brick and mortar store. Even for a relatively low cost item such as shampoo, these savings add up over time and make a huge difference to your weekly budget.
- Home Delivery Relieves Stress and Saves Time
Not only will you save yourself the time spent shopping, but also money on driving to a shop and the stress of standing in lines while your children (or perhaps other people’s children) drive you crazy. Buying online takes only a few clicks of a mouse and only requires somebody in the household to be at home when the delivery driver arrives. Other than that, the time you spend shopping for shampoo, or for any product really, is saved to focus on other things and it is one less worry out of your life.
- Have a Ready Supply
You will be washing your hair every day, or at least every other day, so you may as well have a good supply of shampoo available. If you have a large family, you might find yourself going through a bottle every week. Even if you have a small apartment, buying half a dozen or so bottles and storing them in your cupboard will keep you in supply for a good while and save yourself any emergency trips to the nearest pharmacy.
When you buy something from a market shelf, unless it has been personally recommended for you there is no way of knowing if it is right for you or if it will work how you want it. The flashy promises made on shampoo bottles can be hard to believe. The advantage of online shopping is that you can find online reviews for virtually any product submitted by actual users so you can check if a product really works and if it is what you are looking for. Check out TotalBeauty.com to start you off. Health and beauty magazines often have reviews of new products too, both in print and online. This can take as little as a few minutes while you are shopping or browsing the internet. Some online stores can even offer you discounts if you leave reviews of your own, which are always worth looking out for to save you money even further.
Like the review discount mentioned above, online stores are full of offers and discounts to bring down the cost of your purchase. Sometimes it is for spending a certain amount, filling out a survey, or entering a code from the company’s social media website, but it all contributes to your savings. Tweet or send a Facebook message to the company’s page and see if they offer you any further discounts or direct you to somewhere that can. Even print magazines and newspapers sometimes contain discount codes. Keep your eyes peeled and you should be able to find at least one discount before you head to the virtual checkout.
If you haven’t bought shampoos or conditioners online yet, then it might be the right time to start, to relieve not only your wallet, but your time and stress levels too. You can find trusted brand names such as Sebamed and Gillette for cheaper prices than you would find at a supermarket, or even a street market stand. It takes only a few minutes at a computer and a debit card and then all you have to do is sit back and wait for the delivery to come. How do you order your bath and beauty products? I’ve moved on to shop online, Have you?