Walmart just recently started doing online ordering with next day pickup, and my wife loves it. We never shopped at Walmart before, but it’s so convenient now that we don’t have to go into the store that they’ve lured us back.
I find there’s fewer and fewer things I need from amazon, and video seems to have more and more upsell movies mixed in with the actual content you’re getting with the price of admission. Not to mention that I can’t filter “I want real books only” now that I bought a Kindle.
Once you’re not using Amazon anymore, it’s amazing how you can get great deals from whatever the number 2 website is that sells whatever you’re looking for. For example I was looking at buying some Pemmican bars today, they have “free” shipping on Amazon but are ~$2.60 apiece. The second site on Google has them for ~$2.00 apiece with free shipping on orders over $30. Starting to feel like less and less of a good deal.
The one thing that I do still enjoy is the simplicity of most of my online shopping occurring at one place. Looking through old orders is surprisingly useful; you can easily see how long an item has lasted, be it consumables or to assess durability/quality.
I could see value in a service that scrapes your inbox and records confirmation/shipping email information for you to try to recreate that.
I wonder if I'm unusual in making perhaps one online physical purchase per month (not just from Amazon), but then, I don't think I've known anyone with a Prime subscription. Saving a day or two in delivery time also seems of very marginal value.
I myself spent over £6000 on Amazon last year. I also use AWS at work...basically Amazon is my life.
I made 7 online purchases in the last 12 months. eBay got about €60, the other €rather_a_lot went to local electronics and furniture stores.
Otherwise, unless the price is unreasonable, I buy from local shops. I don't like the overwhelming choice online, and find it faster to compare things like books in a shop.
But in all seriousness, my wish is they have a two tiered system: One for shipping only (with a lower PP) and One with all the other stuff I don't use --I don't watch programmed shows/movies, and I don't want to subsidize that.
That's an unfair move
The same broke dumb people crying about not having money and being poor are often that ones that have it.