By the time; several developments in shopping have taken place and the trend of shopping through Internet is rapidly increasing. People prefer online shopping for buying things through internet rather than going into stores and this is the basic reason that online shopping has become popular now a days. On one side it has made our life easy but on the other hand it goes with various problems. With the development of technological world, risk factors have also increased. Following are some of the risk factors related to online shopping.
The first problem to go for online shopping is unlimited usage of Internet. It also affects your eyes especially when you have to work too much on laptop all the day. In evening mostly laptop users don’t prefer using these types of gadgets but to shop online you have to give a lot of time in searching the website with best and cheap prices of items. Keeping your eyes and body busy in gadgets make you lazy and unhealthy.
Different websites display several ads with bad content which is not suitable for youngsters especially for kids. So, you can’t allow your kids to choose their own items themselves and order them. Ultimately you have to go to market for them and this really increases your burden at the end of the day.
In online shopping, you just have to compromise or waste the item that you don’t like as there is often no policy of return or exchange
Sometimes websites have displayed ads of no returns for the products you don’t like; in this case risk is very high especially for choosy people as they are the persons with critical thinking. If they don’t like anything they can return or replace it easily to the physical store. They return you your money or you can buy other item(s) of lesser amount and take your excess amount of money but in online shopping, you just have to compromise or waste the item that you don’t like as there is often no policy of return or exchange.
Another major factor is fraud, it relates to the misrepresentation with intention to deceive some other person by selling the item. Sometimes, retailers make fraud by taking advance payments and after that, they don’t send the item and you have no source to sue them. Other type of fraud is displaying different item and selling some other item. In online garments purchasing, you can’t try the item, so you must have to rely on measurements given on the site. Often, they send you different size and this truly makes you stressed. Another problem is of fabric, they don’t send what they display, especially in lawn stuff. On their site they show you original pictures of dress but in reality, they prefer sending replica or some low-quality lawn. Colors in dresses are of very much importance and mostly they don’t allow you to choose color which you like the most.
Overspending is another disadvantage of online shopping
Overspending is another disadvantage of online shopping, people always claim about being manic to shop online. Mostly youngsters, when they start to click on filling cart with their products, they order things which they don’t even need at that time. Some people become indebted to their relative or friends, because in physical shopping, no one goes to market without having money but in online payment, you can easily pay through friend’s or peer’s credit card which you have to pay back ultimately.
So shop online but do it with care and wisdom so as to avoid the loss of your time and money both.