Compare And Contrast Online Shopping And Traditional Shopping

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Shopping has been around for thousands of years in different formats. At first it started out as the barter system, which allowed two parties to exchange goods and services amongst one another to suit their individual needs. As time went on money was created to give a form of fair exchange for a product as well as being able to price different products. With the use of money and the evolution of needs in society shops and malls began to form as a way to have most conveniences and needs in one place. However, in modern society shopping has been taken to another level with the introduction of online shopping. Now there are two main ways of shopping in society, the traditional method of going to a store or mall and buying something or to shop…show more content…
This happens in superstores, department stores, malls and many other shopping locations. When shopping for products in the stores there are usually people there to help and interact with you to help you better understand the product. This is helpful because you get more than one opinion on the product and even get information on it, such as specifics, uses, and different models. In addition you also get a firsthand look at the product and may even get to test try it and experience what it does first hand, which influences what you buy, how you buy and depending on the service, where you buy your items. Traditional shopping also gives the buyer a sense of security because they are given a receipt with their purchase and can come back to the store at any time if they may need to return or get new products. Shoppers can even use credit cards with little to no fear that their personal information will be at risk. For the most part society has gone into the digital age where many tasks and functions that are in society can be done remotely and electronically, all of which holds true for online shopping.…show more content…
This is helpful due to the fact that not everything can be located in one place, but can be accessed just as easily. Online shopping can also be done at the leisure of a shopper and at any convenience as long as the website is up and running. While shopping online many websites like Future Shop, Best Buy and Home Depot have sections on the website that allow for ratings and reviews of products. This helps online shoppers as it shows their experience with the product and future influence the shopper to buy or to focus on a different product. Online consumers also have the option of receiving new information on products through emails sent by various websites to past visitors or people who have registered with them. An example of this would be Apple and Microsoft. Both forms of shopping boil down to the basic principle of giving money in exchange for a good or service, but the way that they do it is vastly different. Although both forms of shopping ensure

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