shopping is a growing trend; it allows you to purchase almost everything from
the comfort of your own home. There are different ways of shopping online, you
can purchase things new or purchase form a auction like ebay.com for example.
The good sold over the Internet are identical to those sold in shops and you
still have all your rights when purchasing items online. One of the main
advantages of purchasing things online to is that everything is cheeping then
purchasing from a store, this is because a company run on the internet doesnít
have to pay overheads on the store or even on warehouses. It is possible for a
company, run off the Internet, not to have warehouse and have items sent from
the manufacturer straight to you, hence that company is then just a go between.
This means that Internet companies would have high profit margins because they
do not have many overheads.
for items on the Internet can be done if different ways, for example you can
purchase things on a credit or debit cards, by PayPal (or similar) or you can
pay by personal cheque. Purchasing goods on your credit or debit card is
identical to buying goods in a normal shop, you choose your item then you go to
the checkout and pay, you type your card number into the computer and it will
contact the bank/creditor and will clear the goods and transfer the money.
PayPal is a concept, which was designed for you on the Internet, the easiest way
of describing it, is itís like an online bank account. You pay money into it,
and then when you want to buy something you can transfer that money from your
PayPal to a company or from PayPal to PayPal.
In many ways it is similar using a debit card but it is all online. Or
you can pay by traditional cheque in some online stores; you find the items you
wish to purchase and you when you go to the check out you say you are paying
with cheque, you then send them the cheque the nonce it had cleared then they
send you the items you wanted. This method of buying things with personal cheque
is quite slow because you have to wait for the postal service. Paying my PayPal
or by credit or debit card the money is transferred almost instantly and the
good normally arrive within a week.
people use the Internet today for shopping, as it is quicker and generally
cheaper then going out to the shop. Shopping on the Internet is becoming more
and more popular for those who are have busy lifestyle and donít have time to
go out and shop, or for those who donít have the facilities to go shopping.
With shopping on online you can shop whenever you want to, so if your work hours
arenít suitable for you to go shopping you could purchase your shopping online
and then have it delivered when you are free. There are many super markets,
which offer service similar to this; these include Tesco and Simsburyís.
can shop online for different things so you could purchase special hobbyist
things or you can do your normal weekly shop online. It is possible if you are
doing your food shopping online that you have you food deliver weekly at the
same time and you have the same delivered. So there are people who rely on
online shopping a lot. But there are also some people, who will only ever
purchase a few items online.
normal opening hours for a is between nine and five (about), with the internet
it is possible to shop at what ever time you want, so you could shop at one
oíclock in the morning, you order most likely wouldnít be processed until
the following day but you can do it. So with Internet shopping allowing people
to shop at whatever time suites them, people can be more flexible.
Internet you will find a store that sells everything you could ever want, you
can do you weekly shopping online or you can purchase specialist hobby goods.
The list of things you can purchase online is end less. You can purchase
computer online, sort out loans, get mortgages online, you could almost sort
your entire life own online.
are very few things, which you canít buy online, however if you look hard
enough you will be able to purchase most things.
a list of things that you canít purchase online:
are also some more that can be added to this list.
are many advantages and disadvantages of buy things online. To begin, the
disadvantages, because you are buying something off the Internet you havenít
actually seen it before you buy it. The major disadvantage that is the main
problem with online shopping is the possibility of fraud or people stealing you
identity. When you are online and buying goods you have to enter either a
credit/debit card number or a PayPal number, if these numbers get into the wrong
hands people can charge up massive accounts on your card and you will have to
pay for it. The thought of this has put many people off online shopping. Also
with online shopping you loose the personal touch, many people donít doing
online shopping because they donít like working at a computer and would rather
talk to a sales man face to face. This is understandable if someone is
purchasing good that is extremely expensive or customised to you.
are also many advantages to shopping online, it is quicker and generally it is
cheaper, there is a wider range of goods available. You arenít limited on
choice, because you can shop around the world from the comfort of your home.
are many reasons why people donít shop online, the main problems which people
are afraid of is the idea of fraud, some one stealing you card number and
spending you money online. However this is not the case as most online stores
now use 128 bit encryption on, which means it would take years for some one to
crack the encryption and get at your details. There are other reasons why people
donít shop online which is nothing to do with the online part of it, some
people still do not have access to computer and others do not have the skills to
use the computer do to online shopping.
on the site you use the process with alter slightly although the general idea is
the same. For most sites you have to register, so after you have registered, you
can start shopping online. You simply go onto the site, look around find what
you want and add it to your basket or cart (depending on he site). There site
have an easy method finding the products you want and on most sites there is a
search facility. When you find the product you want to purchase you can view all
the details about it and most of the time you can also read reviews about the
product, which have been written by other customers. The sites also normally
have a FAQ section which is frequently asked questions, so all those questions
you would normally ask the sales assistant you can now find on the FAQ database.
You can also normally view the availability of the product, once you have added
it to your basket and have finished shopping you click on the ďcheckoutĒ
button and then its time to pay for your basket. When you click on the checkout
button you are normally prompted to login, after logging in you are asked for a
series of information about your chosen method of paying, you name and the
deliver address. Once you have entered all the details it asks you for it asks
you to check and confirm your order. Then once it as been confirmed you normally
get he option to print the invoice. And then once the order has been processed
it will be dispatched to you, this process normally take about a day, so you
normally have your good with you within a week.
The customer service is exactly the same as if you had brought it from a
shop, you can still return the items and you can sill get after sales support
you just e-mail them, instead of visiting your local shop. If you have problems
and need to return the product then the company will normally arrange everything
for it to be collected and also it is not charged to you and the company incur
the fees for this.
are many companies, which were traditionally high street shops that have also
now moved on to the Internet. However there are also traders which are primarily
on the Internet and do not operate from stores, example of this type of trading
is ebuyer and dabs.com these companies operate only off the Internet and from
nowhere else. Some of the most well talked about services are:
and dabs are both retailers who only operate on the Internet, and both sell
Tescoís website you can do your normally weekly shopping, as if you were
walking around the shop.
also a company, which only operates of the Internet; this store sells music and
DVD any type of digital media and other forms of multimedia. Play also sells
gadgets and other novelty items.
a slightly different type of online store. Ebay is actually and online auction
house. People who have registered with ebay can sell items that they no longer
want to anyone and it is sold to the highest bidder with a percentage of the
money going back to ebay. This is an extremely popular way of individual selling
things online. However ebay can also be used by companies to sell their items,
however instead of registering a user they register a company and they then use
ebayís servers to host there online site off, and again they will be either a
set fee or a percentage of profits back to ebay.