Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) September 29, 2009
A recent study by Carnegie Mellon University concluded that shoppers are doing the environment a favor by shopping online instead of making car trips to the local mall. Yet with so much mall space in this country -- the United States has more mall space per person than any other country in the world with an average of 20 square feet of mall real estate per person -- malls aren't going away any time soon.
However, given the conveniences of shopping online, malls are going to have a tough time competing with the likes of Cleverly Gifted, an online gift shop that features unique, one-of-a-kind specialty gifts for men, women and children. With just a couple strokes of the keyboard, an online shopper can get right to the product they're looking for at the Cleverly Gifted online store. No need to take the escalator or elevator. No parking fees to pay. No chance you'll be pick-pocketed while shopping online in your own home.
Besides that, shopping online saves the planet.
According to U.S. News & World Report, online shopping can cut 35% of the damaging C02 produced in an average car trip to the mall. That savings even takes into account the energy consumption for shipping, manufacturing, transport, warehousing and packaging. Auto emissions from trips to shopping centers make up such a large portion of the traditional retailers' share of CO2 that, if eliminated, you'd consume less energy than you would shopping online.
That doesn't even take into account returns -- driving the items you've decided against back to the mall the next week.
Cleverly Gifted was founded on the principle that giving unique and thoughtful gifts takes time. Searching out that special gift puts mileage on a shopper and a car. Until now it was the rare website that offered truly unique and tasteful gifts on sale or under $100 and $50, even under $25.
Using Cleverly Gifted, shoppers can count on being able to find a gift that is appropriate, affordable and beautiful. Plus, gas isn't the only thing saved when shopping online; conserve time too when shopping online. And time is money.
Cleverly Gifted is the first online shopping boutique to offer gifts for every reason and season. Plus Cleverly Gifted offers gift wrapping (using ecologically sound wrap) and a return policy that is genuinely forgiving.
Visit Cleverly Gifted to purchase your next gift. Celebrate not having to do the mall crawl again.