• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Shopping on the Internet

The Internet's explosive growth in recent years has largely been fueled by e-commerce and e-tailers. The term e-commerce is taken from the phrase electronic commerce. Shopping done over an electronic medium such as the Internet can be called e-commerce, just as an online retail store can be called an e-tailer, short for electronic retailer. Nearly anything can be bought online, from jewelry, books, and music to groceries, movies, and cars. The auction craze has also boomed. eBay has lead the way, with many other popular sites like Amazon following right behind. On auction sites, consumers can sell or buy anything from knick knacks to rare paintings.

Shopping on the Internet has many benefits. Using your home computer is much more convenient than driving, finding parking, and standing in line at a retail store. Using the Internet, you can browse through multiple stores, search for the best prices, and buy nearly anything imaginable from anywhere in the world, anytime of day. Even if you decide that you must purchase from a traditional retail store, you can use the Internet to get your research done before ever getting in your car. Indeed, the benefits of shopping on the Internet are great, yet many people are still reluctant to dive in and make their first purchase.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint