Why More Consumers Prefer Online Shopping

You might not notice it but although the crowd at malls and shopping centers are increasing every time there is a sale, there are more people shopping online.  Although there are tons of new shopping malls, these are either under construction or newly opened.  Fact is, there are more people shopping online and their numbers are growing. If you haven’t tried online shopping yet, you might want to check out some of the reasons why a lot of people prefer doing their purchases online nowadays.

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A lot of people are enjoying the experience of browsing hundreds of products and getting their orders with just a few clicks of the mouse. A couple of steps have been removed such as:

  • no more waiting in line for the payment
  • no more waiting for vacancy in the parking lot
  • no more waiting in traffic to get to the mall
  • no more big crowds to battle with for a popular item

Of course, you would still have to wait for the shipment of your products but that’s about the only hassle you have to deal with. For huge items, you no longer have to deal with having to transport them as you would only need to wait for it to arrive at your doorstep.

Variety of choices

Sellers and products coming from all parts of the country are going online too so buyers will have more choices when they shop online. You can buy your favorite stuffs coming from hundreds of miles away and get it delivered right at your doorstep easily. Aside from the choices, you can also easily compare prices online. You can do this in the mall too but you would have to check out different brands or kiosks first. You would also have to find the ones that sells the product or a similar one that you liked.

Almost everything for sale can be found on the internet so you can easily browse for new, used or second hand products. There are a lot of online shopping sites in the Philippines, like Lamido, where you can find thousands of products.


Online shopping sites do not have a 10 am to 10 pm operation hours like those of shopping malls. You can easily browse and do your shopping anytime of the day and any day of the week. And since they are online, as long as your computer – desktop, laptop, notebook/netbook, and even your mobile device is connected on the internet, you can easily access their website and complete your online shopping.

Money saver

Aside from having the ability to easily canvass prices coming from different suppliers or sellers, you could also save money by eliminating factors such as having to pay for parking in malls, gas for transportation or for the bus/taxi, extra expenditures while at the mall (food and other unnecessary expenses) and so much more.

There are far more benefits of online shopping that a lot of people enjoy but do keep in mind that same as in the offline world, scammers are out there and they are there to take advantage of you. Most people who enjoy the online world of shopping are aware of that and knows the right precautions to avoid them. If you are careful, you too can enjoy the online world. Happy shopping!

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By Rossel

Graduate of B.S. Medical Technology but landed in the field of business and writing. She has gone from being a white-collared job employee to an entrepreneur because of the world's changes and demanding needs. She is currently maintaining 4 blogs with different niches such as business and finance, parenting and family, health and beauty, and home improvement.

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