Shopping & ICT

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Ines Chan 12ASDICT PJH


What is shopping? Shopping is a movement of people going into shops to buy goods or services. Nowadays, technology is getting better and there is not the only one way to shop in the world. People now either choose to shop by foot or to shop online. But, actually, does technology really important to shopping? How is information community technology used in shopping?

In this 21st century, there are so many online shopping websites. Even old shops have a website now, for people to buy goods online. As technology is improving now, people do more online shopping instead of going to the shop by foot. This shows how the ICT has affected shopping.

First of all, there are also lots of pros and cons for doing online shopping and real shopping. To shop online, we just need a simple ‘click’, to access everything we need. We can do shopping when we are working at the same time. All the products are shown on the screen, rather than turning your head around and finding for what you need in the shop. It is faster, easier, and more efficient. Sometimes it would be cheaper if there is an online discount or some kind of other sales. There is one more real good thing about online shopping, which is ‘unlimited-surf’. You can check up new products, prices anytime as soon as you are on the computer or a smartphone. We can’t do this on a real shop, because there is a limitation of going to the shop. The shop will close; will be in maintenance and anything else which will affect the shop to open. We also can do an online shopping even the shop is not in your country. Usually the shops do have free shipping, which makes whole thing peaceful. If you have complaints, some companies may allow you to return of replace your item. One more thing about the pros of online shopping is, if you buy a massive or huge amount of goods, you don’t need to worry about how you need to fit all the ‘big stuff’ into your vehicle (if you have yours). And that’s easier and you browse everything. On the other hand, if you choose to shop in an ordinary way, you will get to know more about the product’s details. For example, to see the actual size of the product. Sometimes you just can’t tell, you can’t imagine how big or how the colour of that product is by looking at the picture. You need to see the real thing, to decide if you are buying this item or not. You get more accurate details. Some shops like to sell a new item only in the shop but not on the online website, that is one of things what it worth to go to the shop by foot. But you can get your goods immediately right after your purchase.

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And then, cons about online shopping and ordinary shopping.  For online shopping, obviously, we always need to put in our credit card’s number, in order to bill our charge. On some sites, once you used that credit card to bill your item, the number is saved in your account on the website. People need to be very careful to keep their account username and password safe. Some people do worry about being hacked on their laptops, and the hackers can use their credit card illegally. If you are using a slow laptop, when it is changing page, it might get ...

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