The number of people who are using the internet to buy a wide variety of items is increasing significantly within last decade; they shop shoes, fashion accessories, houses to airplane tickets. Why people love shopping online? Is it really giving benefits? The answer for the question may vary depends on the point of view.
Basically, the benefits given by online store or online shopping are its convenience, price comparisons, infinite choice, easy access to consumer service and relatively no pressure sales. However, online shoppers must also realize that online shopping also contains disadvantages. Generally, the disadvantages are:
- Customers must wait to receive the items they bought. On many cases, buyers must spend up to a month before they could receive the items they have ordered.
- The shipping costs on the item can be extremely high in comparison to what they paid for the item, which sometimes make the purchase not worth it.
- If the online store does not have a local store near our area, returning the item we have bought will be a huge hassle.
- Online stores sometimes contain cams, viruses or even identity theft.
Shopping online is just like the two sides of a coin; one side it offers so many benefits but in the other side, if we are unable to choose the right store, it contains so many threats.