Effects of online shopping
With the development of the Internet and the popularity of computer, online shopping has become a contemporary trend. It plays an increasingly important
role in people’s life. Many consumers, especially the youngster, are in favor of it because it brings so many conveniences. One of the conveniences it brings to people’s life is that much more time and energy is saved than traditional shopping. People needn’t go outside and spend a lot time searching for what they like but finally get nothing. They just need to use their fingers to click the websites and wait for the delivery man to bring what they bought. Moreover, online shopping makes people have access to various kinds of products. People can hunt anything they want by online shopping. And the online tool enables them to easily compare the quality and price of products from different retails, so they can get a better but cheaper product with less effort. However, online shopping also has some negative influences on people’s life. Recently, a branch of people called indoors-man and indoors-woman has caused a wide concern. They almost stay indoors all day and keep the state for a long time. When they need something, they just have to turn on the computer and then they can get any necessity. Even they are hungry, they can also order online. To a certain degree, online shopping actually fosters their laziness. What’s worse, people’s life is becoming boring. With the large range of goods bedazzling them, people have lost the enjoyment of shopping for just sitting in front of the computer, instead of inviting several friends to go hunting together and enjoying the feelings of putting on the new clothes at once and the praise. Gradually, their communications with others are decreasing and they are becoming isolated from the outside world.
Last but not the least, it can’t be ignored that online shopping poses a threat to people’s privacy and security. When trading online, people need to offer their personal information as bank account, address, phone number and etc. As reported, there has been a home robbery. The murderer knew the information of the victim who is a single woman though the abandoned receipt. And there are also some online viruses which may destroy consumers’ bank accounts and usurp their money, as well as the online cheats. With both positive and negative effects of online shopping on human’s life, people should pay more attention on how to draw on advantages and avoid disadvantages.