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Calling All Shoppers!

Aah...the convenience of online shopping. Like a kid counting down to Christmas morning, my excitement builds from the time I press Amazon's yellow checkout button. The app dings letting me track my delivery-only 5 stops away.

It's here! It's here!

The thrill of opening my latest order-even if it's only a box of lightbulb shaped paperclips.

During lockdowns and restrictions, we were forced to think out of the box and adapt our habits-

especially when it came to buying essentials. From groceries to the coveted web cam for Zoom calls, online purchases became the norm.

Fast facts

  • Adults 50 and older are the fastest growing segment of online shoppers and technical product spenders.

  • 56 cents of every dollar are spent by someone from this segment.

  • This collective buying power amounts to over $8 trillion or 40 percent of the U.S. GDP or the equivalent of the third largest economy in the world-take that Japan!

As the saying goes "old habits die hard"; however, the latest study from Pew shows 1 in 5 plans to keep newfound tech habits-including online shopping. I don't know about you, but I expect the instant gratification of ordering an item and having it arrive conveniently at my doorstep-sometime within hours. No more getting in the car (gas is how much a gallon??), searching a usually empty store shelf, or waiting in line.

Have you adopted new shopping habits? Use curbside delivery? Share with us what you're shopping for!

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