Remember days when customer has to go out , spend time in different stores talking to strange sellers ,getting sweaty and tired are verge becoming history because now if you have internet connection on your pc , laptop or mobile you can shop whenever and whatever you want to in legal and authorized manner .Because Online shopping websites are here to help you.
Online shopping or online retailing is a form of electronic commerce allowing consumers to directly buy goods or services from a seller over the Internet without an intermediary service. An online shop, e-shop, e-store, Internet shop, web-shop, web-store, online store, or virtual store evokes the physical analogy of buying products or services at a bricks-and-mortar retailer or shopping center .
Customer do purchase on the shopping website in certain manner . Consumers find a product of interest by visiting the website of the retailer directly or by searching among alternative vendors using a shopping search engine. Once a particular product has been found on the website of the seller, most online retailers use shopping cart software to allow the consumer to accumulate multiple items and to adjust quantities, like filling a physical shopping cart or basket in a conventional store. A “checkout” process follows (continuing the physical-store analogy) in which payment and delivery information is collected, if necessary.
Online shoppers commonly use a credit card to make payments. However, some systems enable users to create accounts and pay by alternative means, such as: Billing to mobile phones and landlines in which price of a product gets added in telephone bill of a user .Cash on delivery (C.O.D., offered by very few online stores) this is popular in India where very few people have bank accounts .Cheque can be used to pay when there is large amount. Debit card is an option to pay back.
Many youngsters finding online shopping more attractive, Ramesh living in Mumbai says he likes to shop online because he can see many similar products of different companies at a time search about them online ,refer to the comments posted on the website and can wisely decide what to purchase .In store mostly seller convince customers to that extent that customer is forced to purchase the product. This can surely beginning of era where internet and computing devices will rule the market .