Shopping on the Internet

Essay by Bob007High School, 12th gradeA-, July 2004

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The introduction of Internet to the population has revolutionized the modern civilization. The use of the Internet has increased more than a thousand percentages within the last five years and it promises to continue to keep on increasing. Many critics may view it as a trend but to a large percentage of the user, it is a necessity. It is almost connected to most of our daily activities, from educational purposes to entertainment purposes. A trend that has recently risen on the virtual web is online shopping. The advent of the Internet as a shopping medium has enabled shoppers to gain enormous shopping benefits.

Shopping on the Internet offers convenience and time saving benefits for the consumer. Changing lifestyle and lack of time has limited many customers from spending the necessary amount of time needed to spend in a real store. Online shopping allows consumers to do their shopping at the convenience and comfort of their own home.

All that is necessary is a computer connected to the World Wide Web. In addition, online stores are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so the consumer doesn't need to follow the store hours. Online shopping also allows customer to shop virtually from any vendor on the globe. There is no transportation cost involved and the consumer doesn't need to hassle with any bad weather or store lines or any other delay. Why should one dress up, drive the car though traffic in snowy winter to a brick and mortar store looking for a Christmas present when they can order the same product while sitting on the computer and sipping on a cup of hot coffee. The reason for such an influx of online shopping is because of the convenience it provides, which interests the customer more...