There are 5 great advantages to online shopping today versus physical shopping in stores and malls.
1. You can shop online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and holidays. There are no time constraints such as the set hours in shops and malls. You can shop online at anytime. If you want to shop at 2am in the morning in your pajamas from home you can. If you want to shop at 7am while eating breakfast you can, all from the comfort and relaxation of your home.
2. You have unlimited choices in products when shopping online. You are not limited in your selection of products and goods as in shops and malls where they have only a certain amount of physical space in which to display their products. If you want to locate a specific item you can use many search engines on the web such as Google or Yahoo. If your not searching for a specific item you can use general categories such as clothing, jewelry, electronics and narrow your selection from there.
3. You are not limited to a certain geographic area or certain stores. You are connected to cyberspace-a WORLDWIDE network of computer networks which gives you unlimited choices. For example, if you are looking for a computer you can go online to Dell, Sony, Hewlett Packert etc., If you are looking for toys you can go to Toys"R"Us, KBtoys, Fisher Price etc. You can do this for any item or category you are looking for.
4. You can save money by shopping online. You can compare prices more quickly between different stores and different items. Price comparison shopping sites, such as Shopping.com and Shopzilla.com will allow you to compare products, specifications and prices at several stores. You can compare products side by side to determine which one is the best for you. You also have access to more deals,discounts, promotions, special offers compared to physical stores and malls. Many online stores offer free shipping right to your door and many times there are no taxes on items you purchase online. You also are saving on gas, driving to and from stores, especially today when gas prices are so high.
5. You do not need to deal with people by shopping online. No fighting the crowds. No need to hunt down a clerk to help you. No rude checkout person to deal with. It is just you shopping online from the relaxation and comfort of your home. All you need is a computer and a credit card.