I think at some level we all love shopping. We might not all love food or clothes shopping but I am sure that there is something for everyone to be passionate about when it comes to shopping.
I love shopping. Full stop.
Depending on the type of things I want or need to get I would sometimes pick old that old fashioned shopping method, you know the one, on my feet in the store over the modern version of internet shopping. They both have some good and bad sides in my opinion. I often pick the online option because I hate crowds, hunting for a parking space and high prices. Shopping online most of the time allows me to get the best deal possible without even leaving my home… but I still go out to do my grocery shopping; picking my own fruit and vegetables is kind of therapeutic for me and our local veggie man doesn’t deliver any more.
So imagine my happiness when I was offered a budget to go shopping in order to review Chemist Direct… yes!… It was like Christmas came earlier this year.
The shopping code arrived in my mail box and a few hours later when my entire house was sleepy and quiet I started my shopping spree.
Chemist Direct is an online pharmacy stocking everything you might need in order to manage the wellbeing of yourself, your partner, kids, parents and even pets.
The choice of products on their website is absolutely huge.
The website itself is very user friendly and provides many different search options. You can search by departments or by category; you can sort your search by price – high to low or other way around – alphabetically, by popularity and even, for all the bargain hunters out there, by the amount saved. You can also pick your preferred layout on the page from grid or list view.
All products have at least a clear description and most come including an ingredients list, usage instructions, warnings (if applicable) and ratings / reviews. Each product page gives the price of the product as well as the required recommended retail price, so you know straight away if you have saved any money; it gives you clear delivery instructions and any further savings offered directly related to this particular product such as buy 3 but only pay for 2. In addition it also shows you a list of similar products you might also be interested in.
In addition to your normal single purchases there is often the option to buy it in bulk (3, 6 or even 12 units of the same product). This option obviously offers even bigger savings when comparing it to the single unit price.
I actually spent over an hour picking my goodies 🙂
I started my shopping spree with an open mind and wanted to pick something for everyone to enjoy. I didn’t want to be selfish this time and blow my whole allowance on one face cream… I wanted to make it a family friendly shopping spree 😉 My final basked contained the following: Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Skin Gel, Bioconcepts Cod Liver Oil Soft Gels 1000mg x 2, Bioconcepts Glucosamine Tablets (360s) 1000mg, Green People Fennel Toothpaste x 3, Johnson’s Baby Bath 500ml, Johnson’s Baby Powder 500g, Radox Brazilian Fusion Handwash, Radox Muscle Therapy Bath Soak 500ml, Radox Shower Smoothies Soul Soother, Radox Spa Radiant Shower Scrub, Radox Stimulate Shower Gel, Radox Stress Relief Bath Soak, Regener8 Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner 250ml, Regener8 Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Serum 50ml, Regener8 Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo 250ml, St. Ives Apricot Scrub Gentle.
Straight after I placed my order I received confirmation via email. Closely followed the next day by a dispatch email arriving in my inbox and then two days later my complete order was delivered by courier.
The order was neatly packed in a box with a lot of bubble wrap inside, protecting my products in transit. Everything was there including a full invoice and a returns label.
Most of my order in the end was filled with products we both know and use on a regular basis but I couldn’t help myself and also picked a few new products to try.
Green People Fennel Toothpaste caught my eye when I was browsing the Dental & Oral Care section. It is a natural paste that is ideal for sensitive teeth and gums and is suitable to be used by the entire family. This mint-free formulation features a fennel flavour and contains an antibacterial action so that it is even suitable for users of homeopathy and those suffering with bleeding gums. This Fennel Toothpaste also contains calcium carbonate and essential oils, which kills plaque and bacteria. Green People Fennel Toothpaste is made with organic cloves, cinnamon, myrrh and propolis; it is an SLS-free and fluoride-free natural toothpaste.
Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Skin Gel which moisturises softens and helps hydrate dry and sensitive skin. It is produced using organic Aloe Vera gel, which can be applied to stretch marks, scars, dry, chapped skin, sun burn, skin irritations and minor burns.
In general I am very pleased with my Chemist Direct shopping spree. Not only I was able to pick products I wanted but I bought them at a much better price than offered by my local super store.
I sure will be back for more once our little stock pile is gone.
Do you like online shopping?
Where do you tend to buy your toiletries, beauty and health products?