Online shops save time for busy worker

By Amelia Wade

Gemma Shields  uses her smartphone and computer for shopping online. Photo / Sarah Ivey
Gemma Shields uses her smartphone and computer for shopping online. Photo / Sarah Ivey

Gemma Shields can't remember the last time she bought clothes in a store.

"Basically I have a package arriving for me every day. The courier knows my name."

The 23-year-old works at least five days a week, often seven, so she doesn't have much time to go shopping.

If she needs something, it's easier to find it online and have it arrive at your door a few days later.

"You don't have to hand over cash or an Eftpos card. You just put in your card number and it's gone."

Miss Shields, manager of Wettie Spearfishing in Albany, first got into online shopping because of the convenience about three years ago when her workload increased.

"That was before I was really into clothes shopping," she told the Weekend Herald.

"Now I like all the fashion pages on Facebook so I can see what's out there and it's so easy to just go find it and buy it online."

The internet also lets her watch her favourite shows, such as Shortland Street and Geordie Shore, when it suits her.

Miss Shields has MySky so series links a lot of television programmes that aren't on at convenient time for her, such as Army Wives. She also streams a lot of overseas shows online.

Otherwise, TVNZ's new OnDemand app for iPads lets her catch up on Shortland Street on her tablet in bed.

"It's just convenient," she said.

- NZ Herald

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