Online Shopping Advantages And Disadvantages

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A shopping mall at your fingertips, delivered to your door, saving you time, money and a hassle of parking. Online shopping is the act of purchasing goods or services by means of the internet in the comfort of your own home. Over the past few years many customers have started using online shopping as they find it easier and more convenient avoiding standing in long queues, impulsive buying and the big craze of seasonal sales. With the rapidly increasing crime rates at shopping malls, online shopping seems like the best option.
Michael Aldrich, the founder of e-business connected a modified domestic television to a real time processing computer via a telephone line. This allowed customers to process transactions, retrieve information, as well as for e-messaging. In the 1980’s, he designed, manufactured, sold, installed, maintained and supported many online shopping systems, using videotex technology. Soon after, in the 1990’s World Wide Web servers and browsers, online banking systems and an online pizza shop was introduced to the public. Internet shopping was introduced to the public in 1994 soon followed by and eBay in 1995. Nowadays many retail stores have big competition in the market place and have started their own wed based online shopping systems.
One of the biggest factors that have led to online shopping is convenience. Many customers feel safer and more comfortable to do online shopping at any time of the day. For working parents, this is the most ideal
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