The main advantages of shopping online:
Time: The traditional store shopping is more time consuming when compared to online shopping. In regular shopping, you need to budge out of your house and travel to the store. This involves driving your vehicle, waiting for your turn at parking lot, walking to the store and even waiting for your turn at some stores. While doing your shopping online, all you need to do is to browse through the products listed on the website, place an order and then wait for the product to arrive at your place. So, online shopping saves a lot of time.
Convenience: Unlike ordinary stores, online stores are available for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So, you can do your shopping at your own desired time as you're not bounded by the opening and closing times of the stores. In addition to this, you enjoy the comforts of your home while doing your shopping online as you don't need to move out of your home in order to do your shopping. So, online shopping is more handy than in-store shopping.
Gas Prices: Simple supply-demand market analysis suggest that as gas prices sky rocket, regular stores overhead increases. For which a customer will have to cover the cost. Most of the time online stores never have such a large overhead and can afford to give customer better discounts. The other main point of concern is that driving to a store will continue to cost customers more and more.
Selection: Online stores offer a large variety of products and they usually list all the available products on their websites. This allows an individual to easily find the right product. While shopping online, an individual enjoys the freedom to compare the products of different vendors by checking their respective online stores. People can easily checkout the features of products and this helps them make a decision while selecting the product. Which brings us to competition.
Competition: While customers can compare prices between many retailers in matter of minutes, retailers will continue to remain competitive and will try to increase the quality of their customer service. Online retailers cannot rely on the “spare of the moment” type of decisions that some people buying in a traditional way sometimes end up making and traditional retailers profit from.