Why Online Shopping Will Ultimately Surpass In-Store Shopping?
Clearly, when there is 96% of the American people with access to the Internet, there is no doubt they have bought a product or service at least one time online according a study.
Did you know that online shopping has become equally just as favored than shopping in-store?
Did you know that more than 50% of the American people favor shopping online over in-store shopping?
Not only that but also online sales increased 10.5% from 2016 to 2017, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Also, broken down by demographics, it’s the younger generations who are the driving force of online shopping. And instead of buying in-store, they favor searching and buying on ecommerce sites!
Now, for online shoppers as whole, there is one factor they all have in common when it comes to shopping online, that is, they all are influenced by the fact that it is much more convenient, compared to the traditional way.
I agree with this. I have gotten on my laptop and shopped online because it’s much faster than getting in my car to drive to a physical store location.
Why drive, when I have the convenience of shopping from home. You also usually pay less for the product you are buying online vs buying it in-store, at least that has been experience.
Not only that but also you save gas, mileage, no waiting in lines as you would compared to shopping in-store. Sometimes you must deal with crowds, finding a parking space, and you might get to the store and they do not have what you were looking to buy or the size you need ☹. Been there before!
Those are some of the advantages and disadvantages that comes with choosing to shop online and shopping in-store. Therefore, because of these reasons, my preferred choice nearly every time is shopping online; unless, I’m already out and about.
So, considering these major points, advantages, and disadvantages of online shopping, I believe online shopping will ultimately phase out in-store shopping by a long shot in the future.
As we can see at this point, more and more Americans are choosing to shop online because first and foremost, it is more of a convenience compared to in-store shopping, which is the results of statistics. We shall see as time evolves.
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All the best,