High Street Shopping Vs Internet ShoppingHigh Street Shopping Vs Internet Shopping

With the influx of all these sites offering all sorts of items, you wonder whether the hassles of high street shopping is really worth it when you can buy anything you need online. But, would you be able to find the right items instead of picking up a wide variety of gubbins?

Not all shopping websites offer worthless items, it's just that sometimes, it is harder to decide whether you really like an item or not unless you get a feel of it, you know what I mean? There are all sorts of stories cropping up about disgruntled internet shoppers. You even might have fallen victim to promises of one day deliveries and waited a full week before your purchase gets to your door. But, what about the horrendous amount of time and energy that you spend on shopping on foot?

Let's see the risks and pay-offs of shopping online and shopping on high street

Strength

Positives to internet shopping on this one and negatives to high street. Why is this? Well, for one, when you go out shopping, you will need to have very strong legs, and comfortable yet sturdy shoes. You will be walking around for at least five hours for about the same amount of items. In short, you will need to be prepared for grievous bodily harm. On the web, all you need are strong fingertips. If you have a well-oiled computer system and a pretty fast server, you might be able to finish up shopping in about an hour, depending on how many items you wish to purchase and how varied your selections are.

Doggedness

Same rates for both; the determination to find exactly what you are looking for is key to a successful shopping experience. Whether you are shopping online or not, it is extremely difficult to find the perfect gift. However, search engines on the net help out a lot, but the photos would not be equal to getting to touch the item you would like to buy. If you are looking for the perfect present online, you will need to really spend time in looking for it, or if you have specific gifts in mind and they are varied (like iPod sock for your brother, and a swimsuit for your sister) you will need to visit a lot of sites. In the same manner, looking for socks and a swimsuit in the city centre would require you to walk through a lot of shops to find just the right ones.

Satisfaction

Well, the satisfaction of the buyer (or the receiver, if it is indeed a present) can be measured in two ways: one is immediate gratification, and the other is the long term contentment.

For immediate gratification, internet shopping gets the positive, since you do not have to drive, park, walk, and wait in line for your purchase. All you need is to drag things into your 'shopping cart' and pay online. And the '£' saved could also be appreciated; online stores could offer wholesale prices since they normally do not have to pay rent.
Shopping finished, you just need to wait for the items to get delivered.
by Vincent Norman
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Vincent Norman is a freelance writer living in the UK. He regularly contributes articles for The Online Shopping Centre, who offer the best range of online shopping sites.
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