What are the pros and cons of online shopping?

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We are living in an age of technology, where people are now shopping online instead of visiting a store. Below are some of the pros and cons of online shopping:

Pros

Convenience: You can now do your weekly shop online and get it delivered straight to you door without leaving the house.

Cost-effective: It is now much cheaper to buy online than visit the shop. There are also more deals available online meaning you can save even more money.

Time management: There is now no need to spend time going shopping, you can avoid queuing and spending time finding a parking space. Shopping online allows you to manage your time effectively so you get all your jobs done.

24/7 access: You can shop online anytime of day, it can fit in and around your schedule so there is no need to worry about opening and closing times.

Cons

Postage and packaging: You have to pay a postage and package fee, which doesn’t work out cheaper than visiting the store.

Security: Many people are scammed online when they use their credit card online as many websites are unsecure, which therefore makes internet security questionable.

Page limited: You are limited to how many items are listed on each page, which takes time to upload.

Takes time: If you have a slow connection, it can take a very long time to browse, select and pay.

Credit card only: You can only shop online if you have a credit card which the website accepts, so you can’t pay by cheque or cash.