Here’s why and why not to shop online: Online shopping manual


Online shopping or e-commerce is booming like never before. And more people than ever are shopping for items, from houses to shoes to airplane tickets online.

Shopping is always cheaper than a psychiatrist.

Did you know that on a peak sales day at online shopping giant, Amazon they sell more than 320 items per second? Well! India is undoubtedly the fastest growing e-commerce around the globe. Here is a list of advantages and disadvantages of shopping online, so that you make a smarter choice for more efficient shopping experiences:


Convenient option

In comparison to an offline store which has fixed working hours, online shoppers can choose any time slot of day or night to shop. This is especially useful for moms with small children, people that are home-bound, or simply in times of inclement weather.

Compare prices

Once you are inside a store, you are most likely to settle for whatever price the vendor has placed on a particular item. However, not so with online shopping; you have the ability to compare prices from hundreds of different vendors.

Plenty of choices

As the shelf space in a brick and mortar store is limited variety of goods/options is also limited. However in an online store, the choices are overwhelmingly abundant. Plus, if you don't see what you want in one store online, you can simply move on to the next one.

No weird salesman

Once or twice, we've all been awkwardly propositioned by an eager and weird salesman. Well! You don't have to put up with that online at all.


No trials

If you're buying a clothing item, you don't have the ability to feel the material, try it on, and see how it's made. Unless you know your measurements and are familiar with the brand of clothing offered, this could end up being a bad experience.

No immediate assistance

If you have a question about what you're looking at, you probably will have to wait at least 24 hours to get a question answered.

Privacy at stake

Privacy and security are legitimate concerns for any online shopper, but there are precautions you can take to make sure your transaction is a safe one.

In case if you are wondering, there is no conclusion to whether online shopping is better or offline. But however, it can be said that online shopping or e-commerce is here to stay so you better upgrade your shopping skills. Happy Shopping!

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