The impact the internet has had on our society can be a little overwhelming sometimes. The rise of internet shopping, in particular, has led to a sharp increase in demand of logistics units – after all, all those products people are buying need to be kept somewhere. And with online sales expected to double in this decade alone, internet shopping is obviously booming.
But it’s not just books or clothes or food that you can buy online. With a wide range of e-tailing websites (as online retailing is known) to choose from, you can buy practically anything online. For example …
You’re in the market for a new home. Where do you look? Online. Searching property websites that bring together a number of different vendors, that allow you to create email alerts to notify you of new properties that match your criteria, and that offer a nationwide coverage, will probably be high on your priority list to visit. In fact, you could even search eBay!
Once you’ve found your perfect property, viewed all the pictures, downloaded the floor plans and figured out where you’re going to put all your furniture, you might email the agent. Let’s pretend you’re relocating, you love the house and you’re one hundred percent sure you want it. You may not even need to view it.
All your communication can take place via the internet, leaving you a clear audit trail should it be required. Even your lawyers can be kept in the loop via email. So far, so online. But it doesn’t stop there.
Your moving date is coming up fast. Not sure what you need to organise and plan a house move? The internet will have all the answers. So you search for information on who you need to notify, what you should be doing when, and put together a moving checklist and timeline. Sites like Delivery Quote Compare can help you find competitively priced removals companies based in your local area. Much like the property websites mentioned above, Delivery Quote Compare is a nationwide service with hundreds of companies signed up, making it quick and easy to find suitable businesses.
So you compare your quotes, email a few questions over, decide, hire and pay for your removals service online and then it’s just a matter of packing your boxes. And, of course, updating your social media statuses to inform friends of your new address!