manrat wrote:shazzam1452 wrote:I think that internet shopping would benefit people that are homebound and have to rely on others (sick or elderly).
I agree. Sick, elderly or disabled people can benefit. I have friends who are blind. Unless someone else gives them a ride to the store, they sometimes just cannot go. If its close, they are able to go on their own and just walk but not every store is around the corner or the same city
So I asked them and they say that it is good to have the option to shop online. This may not be a priority and people prefer to go on their own and see first hand, but it is a possibility for those who need it.
I think people with disabilities like your friend would find it very beneficial. I'm sure on the days when they have someone to go with them they would obviously prefer to go shopping and spend time interacting with people, but on the days when they can't what a great solution. They no longer have to wait for someone to bring them their milk etc. I'm all for it! I just love the fact that elderly people are also starting to embrace some of the new technologies and realising some of the benefits.