Tuesday, November 28, 2023


When ordering a product online, what device do you most often use?

When you’re ordering a product online (anything from clothing to groceries to automotive parts), what device do you most often use? Your computer? Your tablet? Cell phone? Or do you hardly ever or never order anything online?

According to OuterBox, 40 percent of all eCommerce purchases during the 2018 holiday season were made on a smartphone. Since that was four years ago, we bet that percentage is much higher now. Would you agree?

As always, thanks for voting!

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Jeff Craig (@guest_180084)
1 year ago

Three quarters of the time I use my laptop, but when I shop for stuff on Amazon, I split orders with the Amazon Smile app on my phone.

Dan H. (@guest_180082)
1 year ago

We have two laptops that have not been used since smart phones showed up. We live 20 miles from a large metropolitan areas in Ky and Ohio. You could spend all day running around looking for something and never find it. Amazon, Walmart, or Sams will have it on the front porch in a couple of days. We are in our upper seventies.

Diane M (@guest_180063)
1 year ago

I always use my computer. It’s a lot easier for me to see the words, and a full-size keyboard is easier to use than the tiny keypad on the cell phone. I actually hate using my cell phone for almost anything.

Rosalie Magistro (@guest_180036)
1 year ago

My cell phone is my best friend, I pay good $$$$ for a top of the line phone so I use it to its full potential. I don’t ever have to leave the RV if I don’t want to, everything is brought to my doorstep.

Ron Lane (@guest_180031)
1 year ago

I use my MacAir laptop almost exclusively for anything on-line. With poor hearing, I pretty much only use my iPhone for texting and other non-online activities.

Skip (@guest_180014)
1 year ago

Cell phone. It’s always close by when I need a part. Laptop second choice if I’m willing to drag it out.

Stitz (@guest_180001)
1 year ago

I use my computer because I have 3 hacking blocks added to keep out those that shouldn’t be there in the first place.

Larry (@guest_179999)
1 year ago

Amazon is my friend, I can order almost anything from the comfort of my home or RV and have it delivered where I want.I do not have to burn any expensive gas or diesel fuel. If Amazon does not have it I have walmart, tractor supply or many others to be pick-up at store. I use my tablet for all orders.

tom (@guest_179998)
1 year ago

Use a Chromebook, logging on as Guest. You will have to log in every time, But and it’s a big one, nothing while logged on as guest is stored on the Chromebook. You will need to re-log on every time you visit a site as a Guest.
Very few viruses and other bad guys are attacking Chromebook.

Wayne (@guest_179993)
1 year ago

Apparently I am in the minority here. I never order online. I see no sense in it and feel the perceived “savings” are imaginary.

Bob Palin (@guest_180000)
1 year ago
Reply to  Wayne

Obviously you don’t live in a rural area, for me it’s 65 miles to the nearest Walmart or Home Depot, almost 200 miles to the nearest Costco. My savings in fuel are very real.

Glenn A (@guest_180009)
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob Palin

Not only do you save on fuel, you avoid the aggravation of products being out of stock, wasting time driving around etc.

Robert (@guest_180037)
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob Palin

80 miles here!!!

Cat (@guest_180068)
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob Palin

Like those below, it’s more than just savings. Sometimes it is cheaper to order directly from the product web site but I believe the greater savings is the time and gas saved from driving all over town(s) to find what I need. I live in suburban America with lots of stores to choose from but they, more often than not, don’t stock what I’m looking for. I understand the Amazon dislike but most of the time, at least for me, it’s the only game in town and I get my products within two to three days.

David Stansbury (@guest_180008)
1 year ago
Reply to  Wayne

Well, if you’ve never done it, it may seem that way. But it’s not just about saving money; it’s convenience and being able to get your product in a day or two without leaving the house. A lot of people can’t get out much., and on-line ordering works for them.

Bob (@guest_180039)
1 year ago
Reply to  Wayne

I live in a pretty good sized city but still order mostly on line just so I don’t have to fight the traffic and deal with unknowlegable/unfriendly store clerks.

Dan H. (@guest_180083)
1 year ago
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Bob (@guest_179990)
1 year ago

When ordering anything or doing anything online that requires personal information, we always use the computer with VPN and anti-virus enabled. Also, we never order anything while on a public network.

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