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Traditional Shopping or Online Shopping

Updated on March 28, 2013

Let's Do Shopping!

Most of us have been acquainted to traditional shopping since childhood. And then online shopping came when the internet started to boom. I don't know anything about online shopping (about how it works, how can I send my payment, item and payment verification and others) until I made my first purchase recently. I love the feeling of having the product you want at the comfort of your home.

Anyway, there are some advantages and disadvantages of these two types of shopping. And you will find it here on this page. If you are a frequent shopper and you want to know which is suited you better, then this article is for you.


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Traditional Shopping

Go and see the seller personally

Traditional shopping is the common thing we do in getting things we need as well as we like. Of course, you have a direct contact with the seller and see the actual item. And you are sure to get what you really want.

Things to consider in traditional shopping:

  • If you are the kind of person who wants to compare prices of same item, you would go and search for the different sellers.
  • In order to get the item you want, you would go to the store and expend money (including transportation fares) just to be there.
  • After you buy the item, another problem arises. You will be the one to take it at home but what if it is big.
  • Let's say you have a car, gasoline is another expense to mind of.
  • And you spend most of your time just to have the item.

Online Shopping

Research first before freeing your money

I know some of you do not want to consider online shopping as their main option to buy items. Maybe because of the following reasons:

  1. Afraid of getting their bank account, personal and credit card info being known by strangers.
  2. Afraid that the item they expect to receive is not in good condition / the way they really want.
  3. And the complicated stuff to learn (from turning on their computer up to submitting the product order)

I know how they feel because I was one of them before. But if you would not try, then you will never know that there is a better way to fast things up. You will lose the benefits it offer. Of course the above list is true and I am not hiding it from you. But in order to benefit from using online shopping, you need to do the following:

  • Store your bank account/credit card info in a site called PayPal. PayPal is used as medium of payment to buy things you want online without revealing confidential info to the seller. So you know you are safe if you use it.
  • Comparing prices of same item is just a few clicks away. You will know that there is the same item with lower price.
  • You don't need to go and see the seller because the item you purchase will be delivered to your house based on the duration of days specified by the seller. Of course, you need to pay the shipping fee but the good thing is you do all of these at the comfort of your home.
  • You make use of your time efficiently compare to traditional shopping.
  • Browse for the past transactions the seller went through and read feedbacks of buyers he transacted with whether the seller is trusted or not.
  • And do only transactions to the well-respected sites like eBay, Amazon and third party that you trusted.

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Choose Which Suits You

Traditional Shopping or Online Shopping?

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Do you agree with my comparison? - If not, then leave your thoughts below.

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    • Evelina Sa profile image

      Evelina 

      4 years ago from London / Frankfurt / Vilnius

      I started doing more and more online shopping. I always know whether they have my size, what other brands offer etc. And I can return it easily...

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      alizeshan 

      4 years ago

      nice one dutyfree.pk

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      Tom Christen 

      4 years ago from Switzerland/Ecuador

      Yes. I think online shopping will come more and more important.

    • jethrosas profile imageAUTHOR

      Jethro 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      @pinoyrecipe: Nice! I wish I could be like you. Thanks for visiting. :)

    • jethrosas profile imageAUTHOR

      Jethro 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      @anonymous: You're welcome! I am most grateful to share what I know. :)

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      pinoyrecipe 

      5 years ago

      yeah, i'm into online shopping

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Nice lens on the benefits of both traditional and online shopping

    • jethrosas profile imageAUTHOR

      Jethro 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      @Umerseo: That's right! But that's how the internet is inventing in the first place. We want to make our lives more efficient and easier. :)

    • jethrosas profile imageAUTHOR

      Jethro 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      @cjbmeb14 lm: Those are the benefits of inclining to online shopping. :)

    • jethrosas profile imageAUTHOR

      Jethro 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      @ismeedee: That's right! You have a point there. I think there are advantages and disadvantage for both online and traditional shopping. Thanks for your comment. :)

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      Umerseo 

      5 years ago

      Online shopping.. best for lazy ppl like me.. I can order while sitting at home :D

    • cjbmeb14 lm profile image

      cjbmeb14 lm 

      5 years ago

      Online shopping is best.

      No queues, cheaper and delivery as well!

    • ismeedee profile image

      ismeedee 

      5 years ago

      I prefer online shopping, it is so much easier. I get frustrated with shops and find it very tiring. But the downside is not being able to try on clothes, having to wait for things.

    • jethrosas profile imageAUTHOR

      Jethro 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      @sudokunut: Oh, I never know that stuff. Anyway, thanks for letting me know that. :)

    • jethrosas profile imageAUTHOR

      Jethro 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      @squid-pinkchic18: Thanks for posting out your own opinion. I guess it's depend on one's preference and availability. :)

    • jethrosas profile imageAUTHOR

      Jethro 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      @RecordLady: Yup! Everything that is alien to us can be learned if we have a will to do it. Thanks for visiting. :)

    • jethrosas profile imageAUTHOR

      Jethro 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      @dessertlover: Thanks for agreeing with me. :)

    • jethrosas profile imageAUTHOR

      Jethro 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      @Oneshotvariety LM: Thanks for visiting and complementing this article. :)

    • jethrosas profile imageAUTHOR

      Jethro 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      @jeremecausing: I'm glad you like it. :)

    • jethrosas profile imageAUTHOR

      Jethro 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      @anonymous: Thanks Wilfred. :)

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      Mark Falco 

      6 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      I prefer online shopping, less hassle and better deals. I have price trackers set up for stuff I want but can't really afford and when they go on sale, boom, I'm there!

    • squid-pinkchic18 profile image

      squid-pinkchic18 

      6 years ago

      I love any kind of shopping, but the most relaxing trip for me is to head to the mall. It's just something about the hunt I suppose. Nice lens!

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      RecordLady 

      6 years ago

      Great info. Everyone should educate themselves when shopping. No matter if it is off or on line.

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      dessertlover 

      6 years ago

      You have some good points here! Both traditional shopping and online shopping have their perks, I agree.

    • Oneshotvariety LM profile image

      Oneshotvariety LM 

      6 years ago

      This is a very informative lens! Nice tips!

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      Jereme Causing 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      very informative topic ..

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I agree!

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