Online shopping versus traditional shopping: pros and cons 04.02.2016

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The Internet is wonderful, isn’t it? Besides that, it enables us procrastination, entertainment and meeting friends, it also allows us to find and buy things that we dreamed of for years. Online shopping has become more prominent and accessible. All you need to do is to open an account and explore the offers of the online stores.

Despite this, you don’t want to feel like a slave serving the “modern times” and capitalism, so you stick to the idea of being a fan of traditional shopping. This isn’t wrong, not at all. But, we will reveal to you the pros and cons of both types of shopping, so you can understand how you can benefit from online shopping – and learn how to make a balance between traditional and online purchasing.

Traditional shopping

Pros of traditional shopping:

  • You can try on clothes
  • You can check the material
  • You can see the design from close
  • You get the product immediately after you pay
  • You know from where does the product comes

Cons of traditional shopping:

  • You lose a lot of time
  • You are under pressure, because you want to see everything and visit every shop
  • You forget the prices you’ve seen in the previous shops, so you can’t compare them
  • You must wait for a free dressing room to try on the clothes
  • You must meet a lot of strangers and to go through the fuss

Online shopping

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Pros of online shopping:

  • You will save time and money that you would use for parking and gas, if you were shopping in stores
  • You can easily compare the prices
  • Variety – You can choose sizes, designs and colors
  • You can buy the product whenever you want
  • You can send gifts
  • You can buy the same thing you’ve seen in the local store for less money
  • You have a “Shopping cart” icon that reminds you how much money you’ll spend
  • You can make your own design.

Cons of online shopping:

  • You can’t see the product physically
  • You can’t try it on
  • You must wait for the product to arrive
  • There is a possibility for not receiving the order because of wrong address or some other reason
  • Sometimes, you will need to pay higher price for shipping, than for the product
  • You are under risk of online fraud

So, just be smart, take your time to plan your shopping list and choose the right product.

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