Online shopping is a fast-growing form of e-commerce. It involves buying directly from the seller over the internet without the need for a third party – the intermediary service. An e-shop, e-store, online shop, etc. are just some of the words used to describe the websites that sell products.
Even though online shopping has evolved at a very fast pace over the past couple of years, it still has a long way to go. You can also ‘buy from American sites at the best prices in Egypt via Gebhaly.com’ (also known as اشتري من المواقع الأمريكية بأفضل سعر في مصر via Gebhaly.com in the Arabic language)
A growing group of people prefers online shopping for real-world shopping. Those are usually people who are hard-pressed for time. It makes much more sense to them to click on a website and order flowers for a forgotten anniversary than rush to the shops after work when it might be too late.
Youngsters too, like to see various options online – a lot of which might not be available in their city. For example, online book stores are usually well-stocked than the best of libraries or book stores in small cities.
Such and others are part of an ever-growing population of people who spend more time clicking away online then bag-hauling offline. Of course, people still won’t buy groceries online, but online shopping has learned to outpace its baby steps and is fast striding towards a brighter future.