The Consumer Shift to Online Shopping: Some Very Interesting New Facts

MANY people love going out shopping at their favorite stores – it’s a brilliant way to have fun with friends, pass the time and blow off some steam. However, it can also be a nightmare, especially during peak seasons and holiday periods.

There can be large crowds, long queues and carry lots of bags is not everyone’s favorite thing to do. In fact, if you check out statistics collected by SHOPPING FM, much more people would rather shop online. This trend is growing faster than ever before.

Over the years, ecommerce and online shopping have been on the rise. More than ever, more and more people are ditching their local shopping malls and heading online to buy everything they need … even groceries!

It is undeniable that ecommerce is growing and that there has been a shift to online shopping, but is this killing physical stores, and why has there been such a shift? It probably has something to do with the many perks which come with online shopping.

Online shopping saves the customer both time and energy because they are quickly and easily able to compare prices and different products across different retailers. In reality, doing this offline would eat up an entire day quite easily.

Also, you do not have to wait in line to make purchases, and it is so easy to find the product which you want after just a few clicks. There is also a larger variety of products online compared to physical stores; there are literally millions of unique products online.

When you consider all this, combined with the fact that you do not have to leave your house and that there are often online exclusive products, it is easy to see why consumers have shifted en masse to online shopping.

To learn more about the move to online from offline shopping, check out the infographic below which is packed full of interesting facts.

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