In-store Shopping Essay

Submitted By swagzilla5
Words: 626
Pages: 3

20 September 2013
English 1A
Online Shopping vs. In-store shopping
Online and in-store shopping differentiates in various ways. However, they both are convenient ways to shop. Recently, online shopping has been most convenient for me, but I enjoy both ways of shopping. I believe that shopping preferences change depending on a person’s situation. I noticed that many people are starting to prefer online shopping more than in-store shopping.
Online shopping is most convenient for individuals that don’t have time to go to the store. If people are busy with an online job or online classes then online shopping can sometimes be more convenient. It’s also convenient since customers don’t have to drive, catch the bus, wait in a long line, or deal with not being able to find an item. All people have to do is type in the item they’re looking for and it’s there. Once consumers find the item, they can order it at any time because online stores never close.

Lately, I’ve been having a lot online shopping experiences. I usually buy from websites with a huge variety of sellers to be sure that I get the best price. When customers are looking for the best price, it requires research. The best price is more often found online, but not always. Online merchants will sometimes sell an item for double the retail price. When the price isn’t doubled, it may be the same price plus shipping costs. Therefore, consumers still won’t have the best price. This item could possibly be on sale in retail stores.

In-store shopping can be most convenient for those who are rarely at home and don’t have time to compare prices. It’s especially convenient for those who work outside of home and students on campus. In-store shopping can also be a lot quicker since people don’t have to worry about shipping. All customers have to do is grab the item they want, step in line, and buy it. I’ve had many experiences when I never received the item. When an item is coming from the United States, it should never take over two months to finally receive it.

I believe that some online stores can be really dishonest. I haven’t had nearly as many disappointments from in-store purchases as I did from online purchases. I’ve had the most disappointments with shipping. I’ve had experiences with sellers taking extremely long to finally ship an item.…