Shopping has been a favorite pass time for many people especially the ladies and those who have extra cash to spare. After a hectic shift at work and a stressful week in the office, a good way to blow all the stress out of your system is to surround yourself with things that make you happy. This is the science and the reality behind shopping. People shop to make themselves happy by surrounding themselves with people and things that they love.
The act of shopping has been evolving. The past years showed a strong increase in the number of purchases made online. Are people starting to ditch shopping malls in favor of online shopping sites? The answer is no. Many people still want to shop in malls and physically get a feel for the product before making a purchase but it is important to note that the online shopping market is becoming more competitive. If the online shopping industry can iron out the issues it is currently facing with the accuracy of ads, the delivery time and the security of business transactions done remotely then it can easily take over the shopping malls. The biggest retailer in America is Amazon.com and they do not own even a single physical store in the continent.
The number of things that you can buy online has also increased. It used to be limited to only clothes and fashion accessories for women but now you can practically buy almost everything. If you take time to browse at what is for sale in EBay or in Amazon you will find a bunch of things you never expected to find online. From a bunch of vintage collectable items, to branded fashion pieces, books, old movies, heavy equipment and even travel packages can be sold and bought online.
Online retailers provide an answer and a solution to the problem of having to distribute products in multiple location which can be costly. This means to make the product available in every physical retailer you need to manufacture an equal number of units. For online retailers the manufacturer can only display and advertise the product and make it available for purchase and only manufacture stuff on demand depending on the number of orders. This becomes a more cost effective approach for both the manufacturer and the retailer.
To cite an example, websites such as offmetrolley.com sell electric golf trolleys. These trolleys can also be sold through physical stores but doing it exclusively will limit the market reach for this product to only those who have access to the physical stores where the product is being sold and displayed. Online shopping has revolutionized the business of selling and manufacturing products allowing a more cost efficient option for large and small business owners.
Shopping is an excellent way to relieve stress and get access to the things that you want and that you need regardless of whether you do it online or if you go to a physical store. The online shopping business has grown but the answer to the question if it will replace malls or not is something you need to wait and find out in the next few years.