The future of online shopping
Online sales will continue to increase. Any website designed to sell a product or market a service must understand the future of online shopping.
There are several important variables that make online sales attractive to the world market. These variables include:
1) Value of the products / services offered
2) Reliability and reputation of the seller
3) Ease and security of payment
4) Ease and safety of shipping.
Younger, wealthier shoppers are driving an online sales wave. Many of these people, who have some familiarity with the web and disposable income, have learned to shop online to compare prices and other comparative data. If buyers find a superior situation, especially with regard to the 4 crucial variables above, they will generally become online buyers.
Online shoppers establish clothing purchases. They are leaving physical stores and shopping malls as the value, reliability, security and convenience of online shopping improve.
Although the online shopper cannot return an item as quickly in some situations as the shopper who may be in and out of a Wal-Mart or Sears when the parking lot is not full or there is no line for returns.
desktop, there are many other reasons to shop online.
Sellers of low-mass products (small books, DVDs, lightweight clothing) have a marked advantage in sales because shipping is relatively low in cost. The seller of these items does not need to pay general expenses for a store, staff, parking, utilities, etc. They pay only for storage and shipping, which are increasingly automated.
Although people legitimately fear bank card fraud, I believe that all card services will continue to improve security and improve buyer dispute processes.
Fraudulent emails sent to credit card holders (and all business accounts) will continue to be a big problem. As both merchants and buyers become aware of these fraudulent practices, it will become more difficult to exploit people with merchant accounts at PayPal or Amazon.
There is a probability, partly due to the price of fuel, that delivery services will consolidate to some extent in the future, such that you receive one or two regular deliveries per day of all the products you have purchased, including groceries, along with with the mail and newspaper, etc.
Each person can also have a receiving station service in the future whereby the buyer collects everything from a large and secure safe deposit box. If a delivery is very large or has accumulated for days, a key will be left with instructions for a larger overflow box nearby. These changes would reduce security, insurance and energy costs.
Shopkeepers have experimented with many forms of advertising, delivery, billing, and credit. All of these ideas are enhanced with online transactions. Shopping from multiple supermarket chains will be easier if you get free delivery and price comparisons are easy to find. You can even sign up for multi-product discount announcements.
Online education, especially college-level offerings, has been slow to respond to the potential sale of services over the Internet. Online degrees will become more common, less expensive, and more legitimized with standardized and secure student testing procedures. Knowledge areas in the cognitive domain can be done entirely online. Educational offerings in the behavioral and affective domains will also be greatly augmented by online offerings and testing.
Larger purchases will also be more frequent on the Internet, especially for mass-produced items like cars. You can test various models locally, then browse websites regionally for price, color, accessories, shipping costs, taxes, or other charges. This is already being done, but with advancements in registration and licensing, as well as financing and insurance online, you can spend 25 minutes on a website and legally drive your new car in the time it takes to find yourself. with the person making the delivery on the sidewalk.
The downloading of tickets and coupons over the Internet is becoming more widespread and this will continue. Insurance policies and other documents can also be downloaded.
Social life on the internet is here, even simplifying the dating and matchmaking processes. This computerized socialization on the Internet saves time and money. While it may lack some of the intangibles, it also allows for a more fully objectified set of tangibles, as well as allowing time for intangibles that occur after selection.
The Internet will also be easier to use: fewer viruses, pop-ups, server and host problems. This translates into faster, easier, safer and cheaper purchases.