The days are counting down until the 25th December when Santa Claus will be visiting homes around the world bearing gifts of all shapes and sizes. For many, the gift buying process has yet to begin with time quickly running out especially those wishing to do their Christmas shopping online and, in particular, for those hoping to purchase gifts from Ireland.
The trend of Christmas shopping online has grown steadily over the years with a large proportion of customers choosing to purchase online as an alternative to the more traditional gift buying process. The benefits of online shopping are numerous with the majority of retailers, no matter what their size, possessing an online presence whether based on the high street, nationally or internationally.
What also makes online shopping such an attractive proposition is the the ability to purchase gifts outside the typical Monday to Friday 9-5 business hours which is generally the time when they can get to the shops and have a browse around a range of personalized and novelty gifts from Ireland. Aside from anything else, the Christmas shopping experience can be an extremely stressful and crowded undertaking.
All a shopper needs these days is access to a computer, Wi-Fi or broadband, shoppers can browse at their leisure anywhere and at any time. The added bonus of online shopping, but don’t tell your boss, is that you can do while at work rather than having to scamper to the nearest mall after work. Online shopping allows for the customer to browse and find rare and collectable gifts, exclusive luxury Christmas gifts (as discussed in our previous blog) that a local retail store or shopping mall simply can’t provide. such as an ever popular authentic aran sweater from the West of Ireland or a timeless piece of celtic jewelry.