Pros and Cons of Online Shopping

The internet has changed the way we live our lives in many ways. Online shopping is just one of the ways. Almost all stores have a website or an app that allows people to use to shop with. While there are advantages of shopping online, there are also some disadvantages to think about. Here are a few pros and cons of online shopping.

Pros

Convenience

Imagine waking up on a Saturday morning, getting ready and taking a drive to a shopping mall and then proceeding to spend a few hours browsing different stores to find what you want. Sounds like a lot of work right? Well with online shopping, there’s no need for any of that. You can shop from the convenience of your own home (still in your PJ’s if you wish) and the best part, no waiting in line.

Variety

Instead of looking all over a store for something, shopping online will let you see everything available for purchase so much easily. Also the store not having something in your size isn’t a problem as you can order your size online.

No Limit

With online shopping, not only can you buy items in your country but in others to. You can find the latest clothes or gadgets anywhere in the world and purchase them.

Compare Prices

If you see something you are dying to own but the cost is a little out of your price range, never fear. You can just find the item at another store and find the best price.

Discounts

Online stores offer many discounts to attract customers. Take Wish for example, the website offers deals on all kind of items everyday.

Find what you want

You can also find exactly what you want to find. For example, if you need a great Christmas theme outfit, simply type it in and get what you want.

Cons

Shipping Cost

No matter how good of a deal you get, the cost of shipping could make the price more than if you went to an actual store. Shopping internationally can be especially costly.

Time

Shipping can take quiet some time, months even. Imagine buying an item and then impatiently waiting for it to arrive. That’s torture. If you need an item for a specific occasion, then you have to plan way in advance to make sure you have it when you need it, so last minute purchases are a no go.

Fitting

When buying clothes online, you aren’t able to try on the clothes you purchase and so if it doesn’t fit you right, then what? You just waited a long time for it and know you have to send it back.

Security

Let’s face it, the internet can be used by anyone so there is a chance you can get scammed. Anyone who can create a website can set up a fake online store in order to get your information. Then there’s the fact that you have to give out your personal information in order to purchase items and that can make anyone nervous.

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