Brick and Mortar Shopping vs. Online ShoppingSherry Kirk Com 1559/21/2014
Running head: BRICK AND MORTAR SHOPPING VS. ONLINE SHOPPING
BRICK AND MORTAR SHOPPING VS. ONLINE SHOPPING
Brick and Mortar Shopping vs. Online ShoppingWhile both online and brick and mortar shopping can give you convenience and competitive pricing, they are different in the selection of products and security risks."Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping." Everyone has to shop, and some do it for pleasure but most do it out of necessity. When I was young there was only one way to shop. Now there are several different ways to buy from going to a brick and mortar store to shopping online. There are benefits to both as well as drawbacks, but it is nice to have the option between the two. Some conveniences are obvious take general shopping for example.Everyone has had good and bad experiences shopping online or in a store. In local store was a man pushing a cart which contained a screaming, bellowing baby. The gentleman kept repeating softly, "Don't get excited, Albert; don't scream, Albert; don't yell, Albert; keep calm, Albert." The woman standing next to him said, "You certainly are to be commended for trying to soothe your son, Albert." The man looked at her and said, "Lady, I'm Albert."Shopping online and brick and mortar shopping can both be convenient. At the brick and mortar stores as a consumer has the convenience of having what they bought instantly and not pay for shipping. There are a lot of people who will avoid shopping online for this reason. A consumer has to shop during the store hours. Store shopping can be inconvenient to someone who works during store hours. On the other hand, online shopping can be done at any time from home or on the go from a smart phone. Online shopping can be very convenient if you are disabled or do not have the time to go to the store. Waiting for it to arrive can seem to take a long time.Commonly online and brick and mortar stores have competitive pricing. Brick and mortar stores offer coupons, store discount cards, in store sales and cash discounts. The brick-and-mortar stores are playing to their strengths by offering substantial prices and deals while implementing or expanding same-day delivery and in-store pick-up programs to ease the long lines and physically draining shopping experiences shopping. Most coupons have an expiration date, and sales are for a limited time. If you are like me, always losing the discount card of forgetting the coupons or getting to the store after the sale had ended. Online stores offer online specials, discount codes and coupons. Most discount codes, exclusive sales and specials have a time limit also or are hard to find, but the online specials are easy to find. The efficiencies of shopping online can sometimes more than counterbalance the cost of having the items shipped.Brick and mortar stores have a selection of products but the stores when it...