Shopping online is increasingly popular because online retailers don't have to have the physical presence in the high street in terms of premises and many staff and hence can operate at much lower overall costs, allowing them to sell goods direct to the consumer at much lower cost. This applies across the board even allowing for transport costs of the goods direct to your front door, and has allowed companies such as Amazon to expand rapidly and take a massive share of the retail market in many different areas.
Many people are now used to buying books and CDs online, and increasingly other goods such as beauty products and electrical goods and cameras, but many don't realize that you can get almost anything these days over the internet and that includes health products and services too.
Take contact lenses for example; and although of course you need to have your eyes tested regularly by a registered ophthalmic optician you don't necessarily need to buy your contact lenses from them, since once you know your prescription you can easily get them online at We Love Lenses for a considerable saving in cost. (more...)