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Why Do You Think Online Shopping Is Becoming More Popular?

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Why Do You Think Online Shopping Is Becoming More Popular? Table of Contents Introduction 2 Online Shopping-Why so Popular? 2 Pros and Cons 2 The Experience 3 Summary 3 Bibliography 4 Introduction The first web browser was created by a man named Tim Berners-Lee in 1991 and since then the concept of buying goods online has been around. Online shopping has massively changed the way consumers shop in the last ten years, the ability to shop online has been around since 1994 when 'Pizza Hut' opened their first online store. Shops such as 'eBay' and 'Amazon' first appeared on the World Wide Web in 1995 and 1996-however these sites were very different to how they are today. Online shopping has seen an extremely high increase in customers over the years; there are many reasons for this... ...read more.

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Pros and Cons Like everything in life, there are advantages and disadvantages, online shopping has its fair share of both: Advantages Disadvantages Convenience - online stores or 'web stores' are open 24 hours a day-unlike high street stores. If there is a problem - if for some reason the item needs to be returned the customer may need to pay a return shipping fee and the process of getting the item: replaced, changed or refunded may be a big inconvenience. World Wide Web - A bonus about online shopping is the fact that its worldwide so it allows other people around the world to buy your product, and it also allows you to buy from countries such as: China, America, e.g. This means that customers may be able to find the same or a replica of the product for less. ...read more.

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In addition online shopping enables you with the ability to buy internationally and I have been able to take advantage of this by purchasing a home projector from America, although the shipping took longer, the total cost for the item was rather inexpensive and stress free. Summary Being able to shop online has revolutionised the world we live in today, and as technology, advances it will continue to, maybe one-day high street stores will no longer be necessary. Just like high street shopping there are the scammers and fraudsters out there, but the internet is becoming securer each day - so hopefully these criminals will soon be removed from online shopping. However online shopping is a great resource it allows you to purchase products at a much cheaper price than the high street stores offer and there is normally more variety online. ...read more.

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The report is quite good, as the report is straight to the point and there isn't much waffle or irrelevant information. For higher marks, the report could use a real case study, and explain how the website became more popular ...

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The report is quite good, as the report is straight to the point and there isn't much waffle or irrelevant information. For higher marks, the report could use a real case study, and explain how the website became more popular which links with the report title. There is clear reference's to the positives regrading eCommerce, and the report explains how each of these benefits has increased the amount of consumer's using the Internet for internet shopping.

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The table which lists two different advantages and two different disadvantages is quite good. The table doesn't just list these points, the points are explained by stating why it's an advantage or an disadvantage. For example the report explains how internet shopping doesn't allow consumer's to touch or try the products, and the report goes further by explaining how the website may have reviews to help the consumer whether to purchase the product or not by reviews left on the website.

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The report states the term 'internet shopping phobia', and explains the term in detail whereby older shoppers may not feel safe in purchasing products/services on-line. The student discuss how he/she purchased a product, and the ability to purchase with ease along side an evaluation on how this issue could be resolved.


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