Why You Don’t Have To Leave Home Nowadays

Do you often find yourself urgently in need of something but also reluctant or unable to leave your home to get it? Well, lucky for you, you live in the golden age of e-commerce and online shopping.

The online market has taken the world by storm. In fact, according to this article published by The Telegraph, one in every five pounds spent with retailers in the UK is now online. Imagine that!

Shopping in your pyjamas is absolutely delightful, particularly for the extremely busy or terribly lazy. Having your desired product at your fingertips and just a click away is a convenience that was inconceivable as recently as half a century ago.

When it comes to purchasing products in a physical store vs online, there is a multitude of advantages to the latter.

  •    You can have your purchases delivered to you, which is a huge plus if you live at some distance away from any brick-and-mortar shops.
  •    You have easy and complete access to an abundance of options. Shopping online will have you spoilt for choice, and you will almost always find what you’re looking for. Or even something better
  •    The reviews and comments sections with feedback and ratings from previous buyers give you a fairly accurate insight into which products are of better quality and how trustworthy the sellers are.
  •    Discounts on items in online stores are often much more substantial and more frequent than those in their physical counterparts.
  •    It saves enormous amounts of time, energy and fuel to be able to shop from whichever shop you like, without leaving the comfort of your home, and forgoing the tedious drive from place to place in search of your desired item.
  •    Online shopping has made the world a much smaller place. Retail opportunities from around the globe are just waiting to be explored. Things that may not be available to buy in your local stores, or even in your country, can be ordered online and delivered to your very own doorstep.

So at the click of a button, you can choose your product of interest from a plethora of options. Furniture, jewellery, clothes, shoes and even grocery- almost everything you can think of can be bought online.

This relatively newer trend of e-shopping has had a significant impact on not just the clothing and other sectors, but also on the pharmaceutical industry.

Online Clothes Shopping

Clothes were actually one of the first things in the online shopping scene!

With thousands of famous and lesser-known clothing retail shops hitting the internet to expand their customer base, stylish and fashionable clothes from many brands have become available to parts of the world that didn’t otherwise have access to them.

By following the standard sizing that each online shop has up on their websites, customers can dive in and build the wardrobe of their dreams without stepping out of their door.

Furniture E-shopping

A little late to join the bandwagon, furniture shops have really come into their own in terms of selling their wares online.

There is now a myriad of beautifully stocked and reliable furniture shops that will deliver your chosen furniture piece or home accessory directly to you.

Again, sizing is of paramount importance, especially when it comes to larger items.

Registered Online Pharmacies

Online pharmacies are vendors that use the internet as a platform to sell medicines. With the surge in e-commerce, the sales of over-the-counter as well as prescription drugs have rocketed over the past two decades.

This is where registered online pharmacies step in.

These are pharmacies that provide services through the internet that meet the standards set by and are also registered with a regulatory agency, which in the UK is the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). They also need to be registered with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and to be on the MHRA’s list of UK registered online retail sellers.

How have registered online pharmacies made a niche for themselves?

Registered online pharmacies represent the new and improved way to purchase both non-prescription and prescription medicines. Aside from the conveniences above of online shopping, buying your medication from online pharmacies has other benefits:

  •    If you have to obtain a prescription drug, you need only to send your prescription to a registered online pharmacy of your choice, sit back and relax while your medicines are sent directly to you.
  •    You can book an online consultation with medical experts through online pharmacies. More often than not, online pharmacies, like Click Pharmacy, have their own teams of experienced healthcare professionals that are readily available for online consultations or to answer any queries you may have at any time of the day, or night.
  •    Skip the long queues at the doctor’s office and request an online prescription for the medicines you require from your online consultant.
  •    The inconvenience associated with repeat prescriptions is no longer an issue due to e-pharmacies making it incredibly simple to re-order medications online.
  •    Benefit from the emergency services of online pharmacies that are open round the clock. Options for express deliveries and medical experts available 24/7 to advise you in case of emergencies make online pharmacies invaluable.

The caveat to online pharmacies

While online pharmacies are making life much simpler for patients, unfortunately, some of the pharmacies that provide these services may be illegitimate. Many may sell untested or expired medicines, counterfeit drugs and even drug formulations with harmful metal contaminants.

The heightened possibilities of oversight, fake medications and incorrect dosages represent a severe risk to patients.  It is essential for anyone purchasing their medicines online to check that the pharmacists are licensed and the pharmacy is registered.

Patients and consumers purchasing drugs online can now check if the website is legitimate by referring to the list of approved sellers on the MHRA website.

With the ever-increasing number of people switching over to buying their necessities online, along with the escalating count of online retailers, it is no surprise it has become commonplace for many consumers have everything- from their groceries, to clothes, to medications, to even furniture- delivered to their front door.

Humans are creatures of comfort, and it is not an exaggeration to say that there has been no better era to be alive than in the modern world. Indeed, it is mostly unnecessary to leave your home, except, of course, to work- and, for those who work from home, not even that. In truth, we live in a world that, in all respects, provides an unprecedented and exhilarating level of ease, luxury and convenience.


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