Online Shopping Yay or Nay?
Online Shopping vs. Shopping in Stores
How many people would prefer online shopping vs. physically driving to a store and buying items? For me, I prefer both. I don’t like staying in the house. I actually like trying on what I buy first, because if something doesn’t fit I have to find time actually go back and exchange it and hopefully they still have the same product. As time continues to move forward there is a higher demand for technology. When there’s online and in-store shopping if one has a shortage of the item, somewhere else will have the product.
[Online]Reading and understanding the pictures above online shopping is growing. The change in supply increased by the changes of technology, and the change in other goods. But are there really changes in other goods? With online shopping you’re paying for shipment and if it’s wrong then more money you have to send I believe the stores that you could find to shop in-stores made an investment and went online to increase its demand on their products. If we lived in an expansionary policy world where we always would have taxes cut and increasing government spending we would all be gaining, This would probably help in-store shoppers move because usually cheaper online, plus it’s easy access to look up products you would like to purchase then not paying for a huge tax for an item.
[In-Store] Reading and understanding the pictures above in-store shopping is increased but slower than online shopping. With stores they all have proportional taxes when in-store shopping. No matter on your income the tax on the items remain all the same. When shopping in stores there would be less taxes due to stop paying for shipment. This would require a tradeoff because you have to pay for gas to get you to the stores. Pros with in-store shopping are; “shopping in-store can be a fun social event that can bring people closer together, you can [also] immediately discern the quality of an item, you can always ask for someone else’s opinion on how you look in something, and you can get your item immediately...no waiting required” (“Persad”).
After observing and assessing the research that I’ve found, I would prefer to in-store shopping because it’s a good way to get out the house and to try on the clothes he or she wants to purchase. No matter what online and in-store businesses would have to agree on an price meeting equilibrium so almost everyone is happy. It was stated in the article that customers are researching about the products they are willing to purchases either online or in stores. Also “mobile devices drives foot traffic to stores” which means, finding the store that fits for your budget and also finding the correct product you wanted in different stores (“Ramaswamy”).
Which do I prefer? I still consider on doing both because they are both taking risk when you use your credit card. Some items are better to shop in person for, like refrigerators, or clothes. Online is good for items likes; purses, make up, phone cases especially when you’re phone isn’t the most popular. I just ordered phones cases off of Amazon and I’m waiting for them now. I also bought a lot of items in stores, it’s a littler better shopping for perfume in stores so you can smell it before buying it, online can tell you what it smells like but that doesn’t mean it’s up to your par. Using all this research and based on your preference which one would you pick over the other.
Ramaswamy, Sribhar. “Shopping Then and Now: Five ways Retail has Changed and How Businesses Can Adapt”. Think with Google. June 2013. Web. 6 Dec. 2015. (“Ramaswamy”)
Zeiger, Stacy. “The Pros & Cons of a Retail Store vs. an Online Store”. Chron. n.d. Web. 6 Dec. 2015. (“Zeiger”)
Persad, Michelle. “10 Reasons It’s Better To Shopping In-Store Rather Than Online”. Huffpost Style. 21 July 2015. Web. 8 Dec. 2015. (“Persad”)