Back in the day shopping meant wearing your most comfy clothes, carrying a water bottle, and spending hours in a mall or shopping center simply strolling through the many shops. Even if you did not end up purchasing anything a day of shopping. Then you can feel like you ran a marathon at the end of it. However, now online shopping has changed quite a lot and it has its pros and cons for sure.
Now you can purchase your clothes, groceries, entertainment, and just about anything through an online purchase. You can shop while you are in bed, having a spare moment, or just out of boredom. So, given all these changes how has online shopping changed the game in the online shopping experience? Here are some ways it has even if we do not realize it.
Closing times means nothing
Have you experienced a moment when you ran into a shop that sold tops for women, a few minutes before closing just to buy something? Or had the terrible experience of seeing your favorite shop closed a day before a party? Due to online purchases, you can shop 24/7 literally. This is not only good news for the shopper but also for the store itself. This way closing times do not determine what times they are sales stop so if you really think about it, it is a win-win for all.
You snooze you loose
The bitter-sweet truth about online shopping especially since the pandemic is that if a store did not have an online shopping facility that meant they were most likely going to be losing lots of money. Customers became comfortable with online shopping and if the store they usually shopped at did not have an online shopping function, then that would mean that even a loyal customer would move onto a competitor. So regardless of the industry or type of items that a store sells having an online shopping platform has become a necessity in order to survive.
It is difficult to guess sizes
A size chart is usually available next to an item displayed but if you have not bought an item like clothing or shoes from a certain store then it can be difficult to check which size would fit correctly. If it is really not possible to decide which size will fit you, you may have to do some additional research or ask the in the website messenger.
Delivery days are never confirmed
If you need something to wear in the evening you will have it in your hands by afternoon that was the beauty of physical shopping. However now with the delivery dates mentioned, you can never be too sure as to how quickly your package will be arriving. The uncertainty can be quite annoying at times especially if it is an international store or is being shipped in from a different state or the city.
There are the pros and the cons of course but overall online shopping has its many benefits.