Online Shopping

Online shopping has become very popular due to the increase in access to the internet via desktop and mobile applications. Different e-commerce platform has been started seeing the demand of online shopping. The internet has changed the way we do our shopping. There are various number of benefits as compared to the traditional shopping we do by visiting the stores and searching the products and later standing in a long queue for billing. Online shopping has become more prominent and accessible.

Advantages of Online Shopping
• You can visit a number of the site available on the internet and see for the products you would love to buy and by just following simple steps you can order your products. It also saves your energy of traveling to the online store, money, time.
• People of any age group can do shopping with ease and convenience.
• Easy to find products.
• You can find the products on the internet very easily by just visiting the sites than going to the local shopping store to find the products.
• You can order your products online and get it delivered to your doorsteps without any hassle.
• Online shopping offers low prices on products as compared to the shopping we do by visiting local stores.
• Great variety of products and options.
• Shopping online gives an opportunity to buy a wide range of products of your favorite brands and choices.
• Comparisons of prices and product details become easy
• We are also provided with the product details, payment options, colors and size delivery days, customer reviews etc. This gives a clear idea to you about the products.

• Availability and doorstep delivery.
• You can shop the products of your choice 24/7 and 365 days. This gives the freedom to you to buy products at any time and also as per your convenience and you can buy when you have the desire and spare time. This is helpful for the people who have no time to visit stores during regular working hours.
• It reduces your monthly expenses.Most online stores offer lower prices.People buying goods online have an opportunity to pay less with online coupons which helps to save money.
• It also enables finding and buying virtually anything you may need by typing in on the search engine with the name of the product, and you will get numerous options to buy from.
• Online shopping provides a greater diversity of products. This means you can choose goods that suit your requirements and budget the most.
• You check all available options with the comfort of your room.
• You will save time and money that you would use for parking and gas, if you were shopping in stores
• You can send gifts
• You can buy the same thing you’ve seen in the local store for less money.
• You have a Shopping cart that reminds you how much money you’ll spend.
• Easy price comparisons. Comparing and researching products and their prices is so much easier online.

Online shopping has some cons too

• We cannot see the product physically or check the feel of it.
• We can’t try the products.
• You must wait for the product to arrive and not possible when you need anything immediately.
• Chances of not receiving the order because of unavailability, wrong address, holidays etc.,
• In some cases, We might need to pay higher price for shipping than for the product
• We are under the risk of online fraud hence be extra careful while making online transactions using your cards or online banking.
• Shipping problems and delays. Even the biggest and best shipping companies and online retailers can delay due to unexpected constraints.
• Risk of fraud. If you’re shopping online, there’s a larger risk of fraud,credit card scams, phishing, hacking, identity theft, counterfeit products, fake websites, and other scams are common.
• Spending too much time online. Shopping online can turn into scrolling and clicking down and tempted to buy more.
• Less contact with community. If you do all your business online, you’ll never have to leave your home.
• You don’t know exactly what you’re getting. Unless you are intimately familiar with a brand or product.
• Returns can be complicated. No sales assistance. In a store, there’s usually someone to help you but online, you’re on your own. If you’re confused or have questions, it’s just too bad for you. You might have to make blind purchases and mistakes you’ll regret later because there was no one to talk to.


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