7 top reasons why Online Shopping is trending!
Evolution is not only inevitable, it’s necessary! And Internet, complex yet revolutionary invention of 1965, has shaped the world in an entirely different way. Technology is expansive and ever-changing, it’s impossible to credit the invention of internet to a single person. It is the work of dozens of pioneering scientists, programmers & engineers who developed new features and technologies that eventually merged to become the “information superhighway” i.e. the modern internet we know today. The first workable prototype of Internet came in the late 1960s with the creation of ARPANET, or the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network. The online world then took on a more recognizable form in 1990, when computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. Since then technology has been experiencing advancements and so is E-commerce industry making our lives so easy.
We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain — Stephen Hawking.
Are we too much dependent on it? It’s an interesting question. Being dependent means we couldn’t function the right way without it. Today we do everything online. We apply for jobs online, we pay the bills, shop, play games and even we get educated online. It should come as no surprise that access to internet was limited when we had desktops, PCs and laptops to work upon and they were connected to networking services. Now such services are hacking your brains bursting your mental peace with cellular devices in your hands. You keep a hold of cell phones every time and so the internet service.
Sit back and try to think of a day you went without Internet; chances are you would have a hard time coming up with an answer to it. ONLINE AND OFFLINE were once two very separate worlds. But with the rise of e-commerce, retailers are now connecting with potential customers and express their brand in entirely new ways. Fast-fashion retailers like Zara, Top Shop, H&M and Forever 21, are harnessing the power of internet-based technology in all aspects of their business.
THE FUTURE FOR ONLINE SHOPPING
We’ve changed the way we go shopping. In just a decade online shopping – buying goods on the Internet – has gone from being virtually non-existent to become worth billions of pounds each year. Books, CD’s, clothes, shoes, electronics, we go shopping online for them all, without ever leaving our living rooms. Let’s cue some of them and know the favorite reasons why we’re bonafide crazy about making digital purchases and online retail therapy:
1. Augmented Reality/ Artificial Intelligence makes your choices super-fast
Going by definition, augmented reality (AR) is when technology is used to superimpose digital images and graphics into the existing environment.
Many furniture companies like IKEA uses this technology to visualize the objects (virtual 3D models) in real world environments. It allows furniture industry to show in 3D their products to the final client, simulating, positioning and visualizing. Customers can see a couch right in their living room instead of in a catalog using a smartphone, tablet or data glasses.
Asian Paints use a similar technique. They make use of Color Visualizer tool allowing you to pick and choose colors for your own room. Isn’t it amazing, time-saving and quick? Yes it is.
2. Variety matters, of course!
Space in a brick and mortar store is limited which means that your variety of products and so their designs are limited. Not so with an online store—the choices are overwhelmingly abundant. Another reason to love online shopping is that you get plethora of brands, colors, sizes, and what not to choose from. Don’t just feel pressurized to buy off-the-rack product only.
Your World! Your way of Shopping!
3. The Internet never closes
The Internet is a magical tool that will help you to make your work easy and quick. Globally, an increasing number of people are buying over the Internet because it is more convenient as well as time saving. Shopping has become a hassle-free task now only because of internet and almost anybody can order products online after comparison with other websites.
4. Simple and convenient
The most obvious benefits that can’t be overlooked is its simplicity and convenience. You can make an online purchase anytime, anywhere. Queues for car parks, changing rooms and checkouts all take time that sometimes you just don’t have to spare. All it takes for someone to shop online is an electronic device with internet connection. You don’t even have to put on any clothes to order a $3,000 worth TV. Nothing seems more convenient than that.
5. Payment gateways
Fulfilling a vital role in e-commerce transaction processes, it authorizes the payment between merchant and customer. Flexible payment options help in attracting and retaining customers. Like in most other countries, credit cards are gaining momentum in India as well. Another online payment method is using debit cards. Still, few people prefer to opt for COD (Cash on Delivery) while shopping online.
6. You look for Promotional Discounts
Shopping online eliminates the need to wander from store to store trying to compare prices and find the best deals. Don’t give into impulse buys! While purchasing anything online, you can search multiple sites and looks for offers and discounts. You can also try making payments through sites that provide you cash back or save you money anyway.
7. Reviews that are good as one’s word
Quality matters more than aesthetics. The product must stand for craftsmanship, uncompromising style and exceptional materials. You head to the store, see a sofa that you really wish to buy but suddenly realize there aren’t pages of reviews stuck onto it. Reviews and testimonials help in making decision quicker. Buying online means you can read millions of reviews, ensuring whatever you dream to buy wings its way to you speedily.
While buying anything online, remember you not only save your time, money and effort but you also get to learn about the latest lifestyle trends. Save yourself time and money by shopping online say everything that you wish to buy. Start Shopping! Happy shopping!