Some of the famous online shopping sites are Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, and much more. All these sites are providing wide ranges of offers on every single products and have also introduced cash on delivery service for getting people's trust. Products are much cheaper with exciting offers which no one could find in market. They also allows the customers to give back their products within the allotted time if they are not satisfied with 100 % cash back facility. Online shopping is so quick that some products may be delivered to you on the day of ordering it. So i prefer online shopping as a better option for purchasing that direct way.
Nowadays most of the items, including provision items are standardized and packaged. So the necessity to physically verifying items are not always necessary. So there is no necessity to go to stores and select items. As for online shops the items available for sale are mentioned with description and prices so that the necessity of physical verification is removed. Whether it will give us any saving, as there is supposed to be no middlemen, is doubtful. The Malls used to propagate that since they directly by from producers middlemen are eliminated and hence the prices will be competitive. But my experience is otherwise. The prices will be almost similar to what is available in other stores.
But online shopping has the notional advantage that we can order anytime, even at midnight. That is a psychological satisfaction as most of us order things at normal times. However, it is convenient comparing to our going to stores and ordering. While this is followed in many countries, in India it is gaining momentum. If we go for reputed online stores, the risk of cheating will be minimal. However, the risk of online money transactions, though not much, are to be considered. It is a question of individual preferences to go for online or on ground shopping.
Ramanathan A R
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