Sending vs ordering gifts online locally

When you want to send a gift to a loved one, we usually think of delivering it in person or having the post office or courier handle the delivery. What some people don’t yet realise is that ordering gifts online can be so much more beneficial than relying on the postal service or a courier. Here are some reasons why you should consider placing your gift order online with a local vendor.


There is nothing more convenient than shopping for gifts online. You don’t even have to get dressed to go to the shops! You can simply turn on your computer or mobile device, browse and add to your online shopping cart. When you are ready, you can process the order and arrange for delivery to the recipient. You don’t even have to worry about what time the shops will be open or if you will be forced to deal with crowds.


It is so much quicker to click and buy than shop at physical stores. You can browse products at as many online shops as you like before you place your order. You can bookmark the pages of these gifts online so that you can resume shopping at a later stage if you like.


Shopping for gifts online can prove extremely beneficial for your budget. You can shop according to price and there are no hidden fees. Once you are ready to complete and confirm your order, you will see the full price, including delivery on the order. If you send gifts with the post office or courier, you will not know exactly how much the delivery will cost until the parcel is packaged and weighed. In addition, sending gifts with a courier will be significantly more expensive than the delivery fee of an online order.

International delivery

Many online vendors offer international gift delivery. This is because they have contracts with various companies in these countries and they offer a different selection based on the products available in each country. Instead of paying a courier to send your gift abroad, you can order locally.

Shipping risks

Let’s not forget about the risks of using the post office or a courier service. Even if you are provided with a tracking number, there is still no guarantee that your gift will arrive. In addition it could be damaged along the way and there is nothing you can do. If you place an order for gifts online, the vendor will pack and package the gift in such a way that it will be safe during transit. If the gift is damaged, the vendor will compensate you or the recipient directly.

As you can tell, there are a number of reasons why you should consider ordering gifts online rather than sending them yourself. If you are ever in doubt regarding delivery fees and policies, you can always contact the vendor for clarification.