How celebs do it
Actress and wedding planner, Sophie Ndaba: "I think for me it is rather convenient to buy online. It saves time."
Ndaba says she never used to buy online. "But as I got busier and busier, the necessity of having to buy items online became greater."
She says a friend told her she had become addicted.
"I thought she was exaggerating because I thought, how can you be addicted to shopping. At some point I bought a lot of items. As we speak, I have 800 pairs of shoes. But I have regulated myself. I now buy things like shoes once in four months."
Ndaba says she definitely still supports online buying.
"Although I'm very cautious about it now, I still buy. I use a bank card that I hardly pay money on. I don't use my main card to avoid fraudulent activities on my bank account, and I avoid over spending," she says.
Model and TV personality Blue Mbombo says she survived the addiction. "I used to buy plenty [of] items online. I would buy clothes and shoes and avoid queues and fights. That for me was convenience," she says.
"Sometimes you want to shop in peace so online [affords one] the peace one needs.
"But I woke up one day and decided enough is enough. I decided I would buy the things I only need, not what I want.
"The problem is, we also go online to buy exclusive items. I realised that clothes are not everything. That is where it stopped for me," she says.