This Christmas marks an important milestone for me: every single gift for family members has been purchased online.
Every. Single. One.
My wife, my sons, my daughter: all wonderful excellent stuff, all purchased in the comfort of my own home. No crowds, no fight for parking spaces, no we’re-out-of-that-sorry-sirs.
I’m pumped. It was awesome, and it was quick, and it was easy.
My only quibble: there’s no Canadian equivalent to Amazon.com. Yes, of course, there’s Amazon.ca … but that’s no Amazon.com. The breadth of products on Amazon.com versus Amazon.ca is incomparable: .ca is a drop in .com’s bucket. Canada needs a better all-in-one soup-to-nuts online retailer with consistently competitive pricing, good return policies, and a strong user community providing lots of ratings and reviews.
So, a drop-shipper is still necessary for Canadians. Other than that, however, I’m happy.