I love shopping online. It’s a great way to compare prices, scout out great deals or even find those hard to find items, but until recently shopping online has come with ridiculous shipping costs within Canada or hefty duties if you are shopping on US websites. The online shopping space in Canada hasn’t been great for actual shopping, that is until recently. More and more Canadian retailers are making online storefronts that rival those that the USA has had for years and I couldn’t be happier.
When it comes to shopping around the holidays I do my very best to avoid the mall. The noise, the crowds and the grumpy people all make me change my shopping habits to something more like my hubby’s; in and out in under 5 minutes and never stray from the list. In the past I would have braved the stores and malls at least a few times before Christmas, because while there has been an upswing in online enterprises, my go to store for stocking stuffers and last-minute gifts – Walmart, didn’t offer much online. This year that has changed.
Over the past 6 months or so I have watched Walmart.ca change from a clunky, hard to navigate online storefront with little online stock, into something that thrills me right down to my toes. Recently I was asked to do a little holiday shopping on their updated website to see just how easy it is to shop online at walmart.ca. The only tough part was deciding what to buy.
Should I get a little tech for me?
Or maybe something that will help me give the kids some holiday hairdo’s?
Or maybe a little something for Hubby’s stocking?
In the end I went with something practical that I could use for entertaining this holiday season and beyond. No more paper plates!
Shipping was free, fast (just 3 days!) and best of all I was able to check one thing off my to do list without even getting out of my jammies! Now that I have really explored Walmart.ca I will be shopping there again for certain, especially during the holiday rush. Free shipping and a great selection of in stock items guarantee it.
If you are shopping for holiday gifts make sure to order before December 12th!
Disclosure – I was provided a gift card to facilitate this shop. All opinions expressed are my own.