Many businesses across all sectors are negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Some restaurants are closed; a lot of people can’t dine-in anymore. The government has encouraged everyone to stay at home amid the coronavirus outbreak.
During these unprecedented times, we must go on with our lives. We have to study, work, or do our routines every day. Interestingly, in this new normal, new consumer trends have emerged around the world. Wanna know more about these trends? We’ll describe here for you 🙂
New Trends Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Although many businesses closed down due to the pandemic, there are a lot of businesses that are booming now. These businesses help us to cope with the new normal we’re living now. Here are some new trends that have emerged since the pandemic begins:
1. Webcams for Work
We bet that you’ve been using webcams to talk to your boss and colleagues since the work from home policy started a few weeks ago. The use of a webcam is crucial to maintain our communication with other people. Have you ever wondered that daily meetings can actually be more effective through video conferencing? For instance, if we have back-to-back meetings, we don’t have to spend a lot of time on the road.
2. Online Shopping
What a cute dress! How about buying these cool shoes? The list goes on and on. With the freedom of time that you have right now, you probably are surfing the net all the time. We bet that some of you are also doing some online shopping! 😉
This is the second new trend that emerged during the coronavirus pandemic: online shopping. Many platforms are offering cool stuff from shoes, clothes, accessories, and so on.
Most importantly, many platforms offer discounts to attract customers. If you shop in some e-commerce platforms, some also may give you free delivery. Isn’t that interesting? No wonder that online shopping is booming during this difficult condition.
3. Frozen Food
You must be looking for some food alternatives to eat during the work from home period. Well, buying groceries or food from restaurants every day may be troublesome. Some of you might be concerned about the possibility of virus transmission from the delivery person or from the food container.
Due to those problems, people are beginning to stock up frozen foods at home. Consumers load their refrigerators to make sure they have enough food at home. Furthermore, the trend of cloud kitchens – takeaway outlets that have no dine-in facility – has emerged as well. Restaurants are trying to adapt to the current condition to survive.
4. Workout from Home
Gyms are closed. Our movement is limited. We can’t go out too far to get some exercise. What are we supposed to do to maintain a healthy lifestyle? The answer is simple: you can do the exercise at home. There are many online video tutorials available about yoga, cardio workout, and so on.
What you need to prepare for are yoga mats, jump rope, dumbbells, or other things of your preference. Put on your favorite music so you can be entertained while doing the exercise.
5. Online Learning!
Thinking about gaining new skills during this pandemic? You definitely can. As you have a lot of time to kill at home, why don’t you learn something new? There are many online course providers you can find on the internet offering course in a wide range of disciplines.
Some of the platforms are offering free courses as well! Learning new skills is a fun activity that you can do while staying at home.
Stay Sane and Productive during the Pandemic
We are all in the same boat in a stormy sea now. We hope this pandemic will go away ASAP. By now, you should be aware that staying at home doesn’t have to be boring. There are many activities that you can do at home as long as you have a speedy internet connection 😉
While you’re at home, don’t forget to maintain a healthy relationship with your spouse and children. A great relationship with your loved ones is the key to happiness! Take care and stay healthy t-mates!