Forget about the big shopping malls where we were used to shop every now and then, these big iconic places now- are almost considered modern ruins. This has been more recently influenced by the online shops which are all located everywhere across the globe. People are finding it easy to order items online rather than drive to the malls, where you will be subjected to many hours of manual selection and inspection. It seems fairly obvious that these malls pretty soon they will be ‘killed-off' completely by online stores due to many reasons likewise. We explore some of the top reasons!
When everyone is keen to sniff out the best prices possible, there is a growing concern with being bitten back from delivery companies who deliver your weekly bounty of boxes. There has been an increased level of dog bites caused by those delivery employees stopping by with your online packages. According to Adage, dog bites were up to 14%, reaching a total of 6,549 incidents in the last year alone! Sadly- if you get stuck for a dog bite related delivery, your pooch could get slapped with attack violations, victim-fueled medical bills and 3rd party fines, or worse- even a ‘putting your pet down’ because they bit too many people!
Though some of these online comments are meant to provide a secondary layer of consumer security, they are the real cause of our insecurities too! Our trust on online has greatly been influenced by the consumer reviews, which for most people often are mistaken as filler or website fluff. To a greater extent we tend to ignore product ratings that have less consumer reviews -even if they are highly rated. It is more common that the media has the highest influence in our lives. However the retailers are not entirely safe from gaining a poor reputation unless its’ products caught attention from the masses. Have we have become tools to what the media and internet say about us, or do we choose to stay silent on rating online products.
We have all become potential victims from identity theft. Initially it was very difficult for an identity thief to target a large amount of data, but now millions of accounts are breached every single day. US analysis and reports states that data theft has increased to 50% from 2015 to 2018. These accounts are worth billions of dollars, and online crooks don’t even need to work hard to get one over on you! The best way to avoid this is not storing your card information with online retailers for long periods. If possible use cards that are pre-paid which reduce excessive spending likewise. According to a study by GFK global, it confirms that internet customers crave convenience, which further explains that the reason we get addicted to online shopping. Online thieves aren’t stupid either, since most younger people today are victims due to smartphone phishing. This process gives them access to your smartphone information which usually gives all the credit card passwords and personal information they’ll need to rip you off without you ever knowing- until you get notified for excessive charges!
The fact that online shops offers better prices than regular outlets, and the selection and range of products is better and faster. Another perk is the method of delivery, which is fast and convenient. This has brought a glamorous experience of online shopping full circle, yet having knowledge about a product at our fingertips, news and customer ratings offers the platform of interactions with the world. According to U.S. study, people feel that their time is not worth $20 to $50 just to travel to a brick and mortar shop. And more recently out of laziness, many do not like shopping in general- so to evade this, online shopping has brought relief to those who wish to stay in the comfort of their own home where the choices are almost infinite and we are not restricted by shop hours, traffic or parking problems. Online shopping can take as long as you like or be over in just a matter of minutes. It is all solemnly depends on you.