Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Shop online for stress-free Christmas holidays


Shop online for stress-free Christmas holidays

Experts agree the Christmas rush is probably one of the most stressful times of the year with gift shopping, baking, entertaining and ferrying the kids to and fro all helping to pump up the pressure on the stress barometer.

The hassle of shopping - whether it be for gifts or household supplies - can be a major contributor to yuletide anxiety. So if you're trying to avoid Christmas holiday stress, consider taking a quick trip to the keyboard instead of to the mall.

The folks at Woolworths Online Shopping have a few tips on how to save time and avoid parking hassles when stocking up on Christmas groceries .... and survive stress-free to enjoy your festive meal.

The tips are timely. Last year a survey in the UK commissioned by EXE Technologies revealed 54 per cent of people with access to the Internet thought the stress of Christmas shopping was increasing.

Nearly six out of 10 people interviewed said stores raised stress levels by being too overcrowded. Fisticuffs were not unknown apparently.

Woolworths Online Shopping's Richard Harrison says it makes sense to use online grocery shopping at this time of the year.

"We've set up our site especially for Christmas," Mr Harrison says, "with one-click access to the things that people need for a successful festive season shop," Mr Harrison says.

"If that fails to dampen your stress levels, you definitely need the holiday break."

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Media Mega Merger: StuffMe Hearing Argues Over Moveable Feast

New Zealand's two largest news publishers are appealing against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the proposal to merge their operations. More>>

Elsewhere:


Approval: Northern Corridor Decision Released

The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route, providing an alternative route from South Auckland to the North Shore. More>>

ALSO:


Crown Accounts: $4.1 Billion Surplus

The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $4.1 billion, $2.2 billion stronger than last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>

ALSO:

Mycoplasma Bovis: One New Property Tests Positive

The newly identified property... was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. More>>

Accounting Scandal: Suspension Of Fuji Xerox From All-Of-Government Contract

General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement John Ivil says, “FXNZ has been formally suspended from the Print Technology and Associated Services (PTAS) contract and terminated from the Office Supplies contract.” More>>