Essay about Online Shopping vs. in-Store Shopping

615 Words Nov 23rd, 2014 3 Pages
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 you’re busy with an online job or online classes then online shopping can sometimes be more convenient. It’s also convenient since you don’t have to drive, catch the bus, wait in a long line, or deal with not being able to find an item. All you have to do is type in the item
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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. There were times when I never even received the item I ordered. I’ve also received broken items, the wrong item, and items that weren’t as described. In the store you can actually see the item, but you have to trust a picture when shopping online. Many sellers would zoom in for the item a lot, so the item has a chance at being smaller when you see it.

When shopping for clothing, in-store shopping is definitely a better option. The main reason is because you get to try on clothes. If it’s a store that doesn’t have fitting rooms, you can still view it clearly and place it against you. You can’t do this at all with online shopping. You will just have to trust the size and measurements. At times, I received items with completely different measurements than they described.

Whenever I make online purchases, it’s usually because of the price. I’m really into international things, so I really like that I can shop worldwide with online shopping. Although, I’ve had my share of negative experiences, I won’t let that stop me from making further online purchases. Online shopping and in-store shopping are both great ways to shop. I love shopping and I am always willing to explore various shopping

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