About Us

Stayhomeshopping.com is a blog bringing news and reviews together for online shopping. Some of the posts we write ourselves and others are sourced from third parties – or just something cool we found on the net.

The authors/site managers have been online shopping addicts for over ten years and it’s only natural that we’d want to go online ourselves and share what we know, and do.  While it’s only a part-time job, it’s a full-time passion.

So who writes the articles and reviews?

Stayhomeshopping.com has many contributors. Those that we have written in-house are labeled ‘stay home shopping’ and reflect the opinion of this site.

Penny Na’me is a guest contributor who shares her tips and thoughts on buying ‘stuff’ online. A freelance events co-ordinator by day (and night), Penny’s humor comes through loud and clear in her writing.

Other contributors include Ozphonereview who is an Australian telecommunications company blogger. It’s a pretty niche subject, but Oz has now agreed to wind up his blog and write exclusively for us. We hope our Australian readers appreciate it.

Any article tagged as “outsourced” has not been written for or by this site. We have included it (with permission) here purely for your interest.

Stayhomeshopping is currently offering payment for quality reviewers. Details can be found here.

So where did home shopping all begin?

The birth of home shopping is attributed  to unlikely beginnings in 1977 when US talk show radio host Bob Circosta was asked by his station manager to sell avocado-green-colored can openers live on air when an advertiser  traded 112 of these can-openers in lieu of his outstanding advertising bill.

To everyone’s surprise, all 112 can-openers sold out within an hour.

Taking note of the enormous potential, the station manager Bud Paxson, founded the world’s first shopping channel on cable TV with Bob Circosta as the host.

With the advent of the internet in the 1990’s, home shopping became even easier – overwhelmingly to the benefit of consumers.

E-commerce is now a multi-billion dollar industry and has experienced an average growth in the US of around 17% per year for the last decade.

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