Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Is online shopping for you?

Imagine sitting in the comfort of your home, or office for that matter, and having all your shopping needs delivered to you… from groceries to electronics, clothing to personal care items.  Now that is the life isn't it.  These are just some of the comforts of online shopping.

Online shopping offers consumers and businesses alike numerous benefits and advantages including convenience, better prices and discounts, discreet purchases amongst others.  Chief amongst the benefits is the fact that it saves you the headache of driving or walking around town from store to store checking if particular products are in stock and many more reasons to shop online.

Online shopping is a form of e-commerce where consumer or businesses alike can purchase goods or services over the internet instead of going to a physical shop or store.  Some examples of online retailing corporations include EBay.com and Amazon.com which after humble beginnings have grown into the largest online stores in the world today.

Advances in technology and the wide world web have has revolutionized the way we do our Shopping and with the internet so readily accessible in our communities, more and more people are turning to online shopping for all their needs..

Consumers can buy virtually anything online without having to leave the comfort of your home or office as most progressive service businesses from groceries to retail outlets have now created websites that list everything they have in stock and also feature products that are on sale.

But online shopping does not come without its cons.  Some of these include shipping costs, the lack of the "see it, touch it and feel it" thrill, detecting defective items after purchase is made, et cetera et cetera.

Ultimately the decision to shop online or not remains with the consumer as each type of shopping has its pros and cons, but when you weigh the pros and cons of online shopping versus the traditional brick and mortar store online shopping comes in way ahead.

Now those are definitely more reasons to shop online.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Albina,

    Thanks for stopping by and reading this post. I was actually looking to get some stuff online recently and was shopping around the net when I decided to do this article. I will definitely look up asos.com.

    Thanks

    ReplyDelete

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