Thursday, July 20, 2017
A day without an Amazon delivery is like a day without sunshine
Remember how as a kid getting a letter in the mail was enough to make your day? Well our grown up equivalency is getting a delivery from Amazon. I admit it ----- I am a "hooked" Amazon Prime subscriber. I find myself checking my phone frequently to see if I have a notification of another delivery.
A part of me is concerned about the number of trees that go into making all these boxes. And what do you do with the boxes that I have saved in all sizes? I know that Goodwill has a program to donate clothes in these boxes. And why do they send a box that is 5 or 6 times the size of my item? What to do with all the bubble packing? Why do they bubble wrap an order of bubble wrap?
I love not having to go to stores. My store trips are limited pretty much to Home Depot and grocery stores. Why shop for an item where my store choices are so limited and more expensive than going on Amazon at home and get a hundred choices that can be delivered in one or two days at a cheaper price. While Walmart killed budget stores, Amazon is killing off most of the remaining retail stores. Sears, Kmart, Macy's are all on their "last legs." Without these anchor stores malls are dying. It is becoming more difficult for smaller retailers to find a viable "niche." Welcome to the digital world of Amazon.
I just placed my first order with Alibaba the Chinese giant that is bigger than Amazon. I just hope that everything from them doesn't ship from China.
Posted by duanestclair at 8:23 AM