Before you shop, think about this…


It’s scary how one click at Amazon can get you almost anything you need and even delivered to you within the hour. It’s also scary how huge Amazon has become, now dominating delivery of just about every consumable.  This level of hyper-convenience will likely have longer-lasting impacts on all of us like becoming increasingly more impatient and throwing adult temper tantrums when we don’t get our on-demand instant gratification.

While online purchases and certainly Amazon is part of all of our lives, our choices matter greatly.

The following infographic (provided by the Institute for Local Self Reliance and the Advocates for Independent Business) is a great tool to understand the hidden costs that come with such convenience.

Before you click (or buy), know that your choice matters: