1. No geographical limitations The greatest drawback of a physical store would be that it is geographically limited to many people. On the other hand when a person is shopping online, they could be shopping from anywhere over the world in the comfort of their room. The fact that people can shop online through their mobile devices or the web, they do not actually have to go up to the store regardless of its distance.
- Locating the product quicker
Another drawback of a physical store is that you spend a countless amount of time walking through various aisles trying to spot your product. This is not the case with shopping online. Similarly, when shopping online you will not have to spend time pushing your shopping cart all over the store, which would save your time and energy. You can simply search for the product you wish to buy by typing it in the search engine.
- Provision of abundant information
With shopping online, customers are provided with a great deal of information regarding this information. Most of the time this information is provided by the store, and they wouldn’t have to spend an extra effort to maintain the information. On the other hand, in a physical store it is much more time consuming to find a sales person and ask them queries regarding the product you wish to purchase.
- Open at all times
The greatest benefit of an e-commerce store is that they are open for 24 hours, 7 days a week. Unlike physical stores that have a certain time when they open and close, e-commerce stores are much more convenient that way. Online shopping means you can shop at any time that you wish to desire regardless of the time. Since an online store is open all the time, they receive more customers.
- Sells internationally
The fact that online shopping is done internationally is a great benefit as customers can shop from any place in the world. This increases convenience as well as broadens the variety of options. You can choose to shop from platforms such as Amazon or aliexpress and most of the time customers are given the option of free or a minimal delivery fee. Platforms like aliexpress may take a longer time to deliver the product, but they have various delivery options that can speed up the delivery process.
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