Point and Counterpoint: Online Food Delivery

Online supermarkets aren’t for everyone. There are some people who will never get used to the idea of buying food online, for one reason or another. It’s true that there are cons to buying groceries online, but those cons really depend on your food shopping practices. Let’s take a look at a few point/counterpoints on the matter.

Point: If you’re very picky about certain foods, like fruits and vegetables, and want to be able see what you’ll be getting, you’re probably better off going to an actual store. russian grocery store

Counterpoint: However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get non-perishables — like canned goods or baking supplies — from an online supermarket. Such items are probably going to be heavier than fruits or veggies anyway, so why not pay a little extra to have them brought to you instead of lugging them back to your place?

Point: Speaking of which, if you’re a bit of a miser, you probably like to save money at every turn you can. Paying someone else to go out and do something you’re perfectly capable of seems like a waste of money, right?

Counterpoint: Unless you live next door to a grocery store, you’re going to have to pay money one way or the other, whether for public transportation or for gas — why not have that money go toward the same cause without you being the one to carry a ton of groceries back home?

Point: This one’s not actually a point, but a misconception, which is that buying groceries online means you’ll get less of a selection.

Counterpoint: Again, that’s just a misconception. It all depends on what site you decide to buy groceries from. A lot of online supermarkets have the same selections any major grocery store would have, and many have even better ones. Find the right site and you will indeed be able to have that weird flavor of ice cream that you love for some reason delivered right to your front door.

Point: A slow connection or a lot of users on the same site as you could mean shopping will take forever.

Counterpoint: Shopping could take forever if you go to an actual store. Think of the users as other shoppers, ahead of you in line at the bakery, the deli, the register. At least if you’re at home online and the site is being slow you can do other things in the meantime, like watch a movie or catch up on your reading.

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