Essay on Online Shopping Is Popular All Over The World

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“Beep….Beep!” is usually the noise of the cash register people hear when they go shopping, but for some, the sound of shopping is a “click”. Online shopping has become popular all over the world. The internet is a huge part of a majority of everyone’s daily lives, which may contribute to online shopping being the latest trend. Since the birth of this new trend, it has grown significantly and appears to be the future of shopping.
Along with the creation of the internet came the beginning of online shopping. In 1998, the average shopper went to the mall 3.1 times a month, compared to 3.7 times in 1989 (Knack 1). Soon malls were not the only place to shop. In 2000, online sales were about $5.3 billion, only a fraction of what retail made, but researchers said it would take a few years for online sales to catch up with retail (Knack 1). Books became the popular item to purchase online increasing sales price from $800 million to $2.5 billion within just five years (Knack 1). It was not until the 2000s that people were able to type in the item they were looking for and let the web compare prices for them. Before then people would use the internet to find the item and then go to the store to purchase it rather than buying online. Online shopping in other countries was different. In 2003, Koreans were inclined to purchase books and CDs, but Americans were inclined to purchase apparel according to a study done by two Korean men. Two years later in 2005, an article published by…

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