Online Shopping By Yogesh Sharma (SEO Executive) Appsys Informatics (P) Ltd.
Definition • Online shopping is the process whereby consumers directly buy goods or services from a seller in real-time, without an intermediary service, over the Internet
Pros • Shop 24/7 • Comfort of own home • A lot of stores within a click away • Comparison Shopping easier • Discount coupons available online • No Lines • Privacy • Don’t have to drag kids out • Save on Gas
Cons • Can only see items one page at a time • Takes forever if you have a slow connection • Cant buy with cash most of the time • Errors in Billing • Not able to touch or try on • Returns more difficult • Shipping and Handling Cost • Credit Card Insecurity • Lacks the personal touch
Payment • Credit • Debit • Check • Advance payment • Cash on delivery • Invoice • Gift Card
Tips for protecting your self • Shop from a secure pc • Shop smart using only sites you know and trust • Shop with your credit card • Consider alternative payment methods • Avoid spam • Keep passwords private • Never give out Social Security Number • Read privacy and security policy • Look for http://
Popular online shopping sites • Bizarrecrafts • Target • Etsy • Dell.com • Best Buy • JC Penny • QVC • EBAY
Selling online • Many sites allow you to sell both new and used items on there websites for profit. • Examples: • Amazon • Ebay • Craigslist
Price Comparison • Using price comparison sites can help you find good deals and get your item at the lowest price possible without having to go from store to store to find out • Bizarrecrafts.com • Yahoo Shopping • Pricegrabber.com • Shopping.com
Statistics • 80% of individuals aged 32-44 buy products on the internet • 72% of people aged 55-64 and 71% of 18-32 year olds also purchase things through the internet. • US and European online retail will grow at a 10 percent compound annual growth rate from 2010 to 2015, reaching $279 billion by 2015
References: • http://www.bizarrecrafts.com/ • http://recursostic.educacion.es/secundaria/edad/3esoingles/3quincena9/impresos/shopping_trends.pdf • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_shopping • http://www.ebay.com
Thank You Be alert when shop online!!