Digital life is the trend now and doing everything online goes with it also from paying bills to checking results to watching live matches and all - as far as one has a device that is Internet enabled and a good data connection, one can travel places and the world from his or her house. Online shopping is also one of the ease digital life and marketing has brought to the tables of consumers, whereby they can have a more compact end-to-end relationship with sellers of different commodities.
How does Online shopping works ? Well, it is the same logic as we going to any store maybe a soda store, buying a pack of soda and handing out money to the store holder in exchange for goods bought. This is the same logic as Online shopping except there is no physical meeting between the buyer and the seller or a physical exchange of money; the seller would advertise and place his or her commodities on an online selling site, where the goal of the site is to Foster and promote online shopping, consumers who have access to the site can go there and pick the commodity they prefer and would love to buy/have and follow all other necessary steps to pay for the products chosen ... majorly and worldwide, payment of goods is done in online shopping before the goods even get delivered to buyer while in some instances, maybe in a transaction where both the seller and the buyer are in the same local jurisdiction, an option to "Pay On Delivery" is displayed on the payment option but it is always rare nowadays to see Pay On Delivery.
Pay On Delivery means the buyer is to pay to the dispatch rider immediately he/she receives his or her goods.
I might not be smooth with my words of explanation but I know majority of us if not all, in one way or the other have an experience in Online Shopping. In my Country there are alot of Online stores where we can buy goods ranging from commodities/products to edible foods, sites such as Jumia, konga, HeyFood - some are nationwide ( all over the country like Jumia ) while some are territory-based like HeyFood which is only within the state of Ibadan.
Online Shopping really saves us time and effort as we can be too busy or too tired to go out into the car and drive to stores to get what we need and we would also need to walk around different sections to be able to get our cart complete. Trust is also paramount when shopping online as we only see pictures of what we want displayed on our devices and some online stores do include video clips at times but we can't be too sure as they might be marketing and displaying only the good products and send the bad ones to the buyer's way and that is why it is appropriate to check ratings and reviews of any online store we would be doing our shopping, although ratings and online reviews can be misleading and inaccurate at times but they still save and help guide new users at times.
Damaged products and commodities are often hard to return when shopped online especially when shipping is from overseas or from a very far place and sometimes, we can get a different type or a different thing entirely from what we ordered ... I once ordered a Hoodie online and thankfully, I did the Pay On Delivery option and when it would be delivered, on unveiling the wrappings and all, I saw a singlet and underwears combo. I had to show the rider my order receipt and content and what was brought and he apologised, another rider came the next day and delivered exactly what I ordered and I paid immediately.
Online Shopping in online stores no matter the rating and reviews of the online store would always be a gamble of 50/50 and we should just always pray we don't end up on the wrong side of the 50/50.
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