Online Shopping : What on earth is in buying it For yourself?

The advent of the web earned several benefits, online shopping being among them. Shopping online has many advantages

1. Home delivery: By simply sitting at home, we could make our listing of weekly groceries, visit an internet site (e.g., and have those items delivered at our doorstep. A two hour ordeal gets completed with a couple of clicks. Online shopping is surely a wise decision for repetitive purchases – i.e. purchase of products of known brands that one has used before. For a high-value first time purchase, we might want to visit a shop, touch and feel the product, perhaps see a demonstration, and then purchase it. However, with product reviews and product comparisons readily available online, making such purchases online may not be that risky

2. Frees up limited time: Nowadays, with extended working hours, no body finds the full time for mundane shopping even on weekends. We would rather utilize the time and energy to watch a video, meet friends or finish several other pending household chores. It also saves us the hassle of driving, parking the vehicle, looking around, queuing at the counter to pay for, and carrying heavy bags back once again to the vehicle or home

3. Send gifts to friends and relatives: There’s nothing better than finding a parcel at your doorstep on your birthday. Internet vendors such as Amazon and Flipkart make it feasible for us to order a great gift for someone, and ship it across for them on the special day

4. Greater choice: With online shopping, one can visit multiple stores, and get a bigger selection of brands, instead of visiting a shop, and being constrained by these products currently available then

5. Eliminates middlemen: Even purchasing flight tickets online can be viewed shopping online. With sites such as and, one can get the lowest priced fares and most convenient travel options, and never having to visit a vacation agent, thereby eliminating the necessity to pay an advanced agent

6. Purchase based recommendations: Some sophisticated websites utilize analytics to recommend a product, say a dress or trousers, based on the history of one’s purchase of similar items. That perfect dress is typically not something you’d have chanced upon at a shop, but you can buy it online because of the targeted recommendation

In spite of the benefits of online shopping, some might question the security of online payment options. However, trusted websites tie up with reliable payment providers. One just must be careful where one shops online

The writer is a company school graduate with a background in computer science. She takes a pursuit in the latest happenings in IT. She is trying to find her culinary skills

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