Introduction to Online Shopping

Online shopping is an electronic website that allows consumers to buy goods or services over the internet using a browser or an app. Many different products can now be purchased online from books, clothes, household items, and electronics.

Online shopping has a lot of benefits to it. It is more convenient as consumers can purchase products from home and have them delivered straight to them. There is also the benefit of making an informed decision by comparing prices from various vendors to get the best price. Another perk we can all agree on, is the fantastic idea of not standing in a long line or a crowd, especially in the rain or cold.

Products that can be Purchased Online

  • Books
  • Electronics
  • Food/ Groceries
  • Household Items
  • Clothes
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Appliances

How does Online Shopping Work?

The process of shopping online is straightforward, but it is important to understand how it works and how you can pay for something over the internet. Companies work hard to make your online purchase process as seamless and easy as much as possible. Below are general steps to online shopping. Depending on the website, the steps may slightly differ.

Meet my friend George! George currently owns a computer, but would like to purchase a tablet to stay connected with his children and grandchildren. George has never shopped online before but would like to try it out so that he can have the tablet delivered right to his home. Follow the map below to view George’s online shopping journey!