As a mom to a Special Needs Child...online shopping is my favourite thing to do. I am not only a mom of a special needs child. I also homeschool my daughter so I do have limited time outside the house.
Online shopping is beyond convenient. I don't have to worry about my daughters mood changing on a dime so there fore I can complete my shopping from the comforts of my own home. It works for my lifestyle and it works for keeping things on an even balance for my daughter.
Research on a product is so much easier to do online. I can go to others I trust and get their opinions and read reviews before purchasing items and for most items I can find them online to purchase making doing cost comparison so much easier.
If you are not shopping online I would say do some research and give it a try.