Welcome to Rye Country Day's Economic Blog. Here you will find perspectives by students taking Economics at Rye Country Day School. It is meant to be a forum where students can openly express their ideas and take positions on relevant economic issues. I urge everyone to participate in presenting their own ideas in an open manner so that we can all learn from each other. Regardless of whether you are currently taking Economics, everyone is invited and encouraged to comment on articles and get involved. Feel free to e-mail me, Alex Osborne at email@example.com , with comments or suggestions.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Featured Entry - Shopping for food on Amazon?
Personally, I just don't see why people would shop for food online. Yeah, it saves time but I think doing things like food shopping every once in a while is healthy. It makes sense for older people but for some reason I've never been a big fan of getting things delivered. In Brasil everything can be delivered right to your door. Supermarkets, pharmacies, McDonalds, electronics, everything. I think that makes people lazy. A lot of people don't have time to go food shopping so they shop online. I guess that works for them but I like the supermarket and food shopping. The article says that Amazon getting into the food market makes sense economically. It only ships non-perishable items so the market is limited. The real money is usually in the shipping when it comes to online shopping and Amazon offers a lot of cheap shipping options so it might not be as profitable. They mention that online shoppers are more loyal but I don't see that. I can't build a relationship with Amazon food but I go to the supermarket and I have the opportunity to meet new people.
- Marianna daCosta