Shopping in-Store vs Shopping Online

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Compare and Contrast
17 October 2012
Shopping Online and Shopping in Stores

In the 21st century, you can do anything at the click of a button. There is little to no need for human to human interactions when we can just do everything we need with a computer. Most of our interactions with computers are done via the internet. We can do everything from social networking, to business, to school. We can even shop online. From Amazon and eBay to department stores like Macy's and Target, items can be purchased online with a computer and a few clicks of a button. In today’s world, shopping online is the preferred way to shop.

Shopping online is more convenient than driving to a store. If you have a computer with the internet, you can shop online at any store with a website. When you live in a rural area and the closest mall is an hour away, why drive when you can just shop online? Nobody wants to wait in line to buy the one thing they drove so far to get or find out that the item they wanted is sold out. You can just buy it at home. There are plenty of advantages to shopping online. Convenience is just the icing on the cake.

Variety gives people more freedom to choose what they like. The freedom to choose or have more options is available online. You can shop online for just about anything from electronics to books, clothes to home décor, and appliances to vehicles. Some stores only exist online like Amazon. You can buy new and used things online. There are websites like Craig's List and eBay that allow consumers to sell their used or handmade products directly to other consumers. When you shop online you can shop anywhere in the world from the comfort of your home. Literally, you can shop anywhere in the world. Some stores only exist in other countries. You don't have to travel there to shop there. Just go online!

Online shopping also allows customers to customize their products. For example, you can shop for cars online. You can...
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