Monday, 19 December, 2016 - 11:04

The pros and cons of online shopping

by TaylaBlogger

These days, it seems like everything is going digital. From news articles and recipes to yoga tutorials, you can find almost everything on the internet.

Many people find this way of life more convenient, because they can complete their daily chores from the comfort of their own home. I think that’s why some people like to shop for their clothes online. With the click of a button, you can order anything you want, and have it delivered directly to your front door. For someone with a busy lifestyle, this seems ideal.

Firstly, online shopping can be far less stressful than hitting the high street shops. There are no huge crowds of people or tediously long queues. With online shopping, it’s just you and your computer. It’s like you have the whole shop to yourself! Secondly, online stores don’t have opening and closing times. This is perfect for anyone with a busy schedule  like office workers who work long hours, or teenagers with several hobbies to squeeze into the weekend. If you want to, you can even place an online shopping order at three o’clock in the morning!

In the bustling modern world, there are clearly many advantages to online shopping. However, in my experience, there are also several cons … With online shopping, you can’t try before you buy, and that’s a definite disadvantage for me. Often, when my new clothes arrive, I find they don’t fit very well. It’s always annoying when a dress is a little too big, or when sleeves are awkwardly short … Sometimes, the clothes are not what I was expecting. A piece of clothing might look great in photos online, but quite different in real life. A blue jumper might turn out to be green, whilst other times the material of a blouse will feel cheap and scratchy.

In these scenarios, you want to return the item, but here lies the biggest problem with online shopping. You have to pay for your order’s delivery, and for an item to be returned to the warehouse! These charges are often very expensive, which suddenly makes online shopping seem a little less convenient…That’s why I don’t choose to shop online very frequently. For now, I will continue to find the time for a trip to a real shop, where I know exactly what I’m buying!


Do you prefer shopping online or going into a shop? 

Submitted by michael13 on Tue, 05/10/2022 - 09:41

I prefer online shopping because it is fast so you don’t need to spend a lot of time. However, when it comes to food I prefer to go to real shops, because sometimes the delivered food may lack quality, but when you go shopping yourself you can pick what you want.
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Submitted by Allen on Sun, 04/11/2021 - 09:01

Actually, I prefer going shopping. Firstly, If I look for clothes, I can try them on and see if them suit me in size,shape or colour since it's possible that they fit models in photos but not me . Otherwise, I have to send the delivery back.As well as that, every time when we do the shopping, I'm dying to go the stationary shop due to atmosphere of the store. However, from time to time I'm disappointed with the quality of products on the shelves.ohhh again, there is a big advantage of online shopping that is a lower price than in a shop (especially, as for pens, books, etc.)

Submitted by nicole1309 on Wed, 02/05/2020 - 16:42

I prefer to buy in the store because several times Ibought online and I have been stolen or scammed
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Submitted by empty on Mon, 06/24/2019 - 08:54

I'd rather go shopping . online shopping has nothing special for me .

Submitted by Delia0076 on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 14:46

I prefer shopping in a real shop because sometimes I need to try the size of clothes. I have some experience which I buying the clothes online, then I bought the wrong size.But sometimes I have no time,I would shopping online because it is really convenient.

Submitted by Jill on Fri, 04/12/2019 - 05:52

I prefer going into a shop. Actually I really liked shopping online before because I don't have to go out. But sometimes real clothes are different from the picture online then I have to sent clothes back so that I can get my refund. I think it is inconvenient so I change my shopping way. Now I like to buy clothes in shop.
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