Shopping online or shopping in malls?

Discussion in 'Internet' started by iPerfect87, Feb 19, 2018.

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what do you prefer?

  1. shopping online

    7 vote(s)
    41.2%
  2. shopping in malls

    12 vote(s)
    70.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. najgonzales1992

    najgonzales1992 New Member

    Shopping online and shopping in malls have there on advantage and disadvantage shopping online advantage is you can shop easy and looking for things by just laying down in your bed just by looking to your cell phone, personal computer or laptop and also you can pay much more faster via online you can also search faster just by typing and searching. But as always disadvantage like quality and its assurance. Quality because your just shopping online you can’t assure its quality, expectation vs. realty it always come in shopping online. Second assurance shopping online it’s not always that your sure you can get what you brought. Now a day there are more scammers than we know, even in popular sites sometimes there’s always an error. Shopping in malls or physical shopping also have advantage and disadvantage. Advantage in physical shopping is you can always choice the right quality that you are looking for, and also you can enjoy strolling in the mall, and it can help relief your stress. But there are also disadvantages shopping cost more energy and time. But both physical and online shopping can help you it just defines on you ways of life.
     
  2. justinjake

    justinjake New Member

    I prepare shopping in the Mall instead of Shopping through online . sometimes when you got your order through online the product will not always meet your expectation on shopping through online sometimes it gives you bad day when you got your order. i choose to go shopping instead of online shopping so i can choose what ever i want and choose and test quality of the product instead on online you will only see the quality of your order when you already got it sometimes the picture is beautiful but when you got the product it's not meet the expectation on that product. and i like to walk inside on the mall, walking is a good exercise so it's also exercise when you go walk on shopping. That's all that is my thought on shopping online or go shopping to mall.
     
  3. suicune034

    suicune034 New Member

    In my own preference i never done shopping online because mostly my friends are complaining about the items they bought online. There is no accuracy and validity when it comes through internet shopping. Unlike in Mall shopping you can personally seen the product and see through it that you can able to use at your own purpose. Mostly mall has a customer service center where you can have your complain and get your money when you are not satisfied in the product you bought.
     
  4. EMILIO

    EMILIO New Member

    I prefer shopping in malls because in malls you can see feel and touch the product that you like to buy unlike in online shopping where you can only see thru pictures. Shopping in malls is more fun especially if your with your family and love ones. After shopping you can go dine-in in some fastfood or fine dining restaurant. My experience in shopping on line is bad because I purchased an item and saw it thru the pictures only however, it is a lot more different when I received the items so its a bad experience for me.
     
  5. Arnsl Gonzales

    Arnsl Gonzales New Member

    I would prefer shopping in malls, why? If your looking for accurate details on items that you want, like exact size and appearance, even durability, then shopping in malls will do, that is the advantage of it. While shopping online is a hassle free where in you can pay through online banking or credit cards, and it also offer COD cash on delivery, While its disadvantage is the advantage of shopping on malls.
     
  6. ArlynEson

    ArlynEson New Member

    I like shopping online because retailers allow shoppers to post reviews about the products that they purchased. And of course I can shop in my pajamas.
     
  7. twiggz247

    twiggz247 New Member

    Shopping online is my choice out of convenience. Going into a mall is a time consuming experience, and a majority of the time isn't even spent actually shopping. You have to drive to a mall, search for parking, and then fight your way past tons of people walking slowly or 3-4 across so you can't pass. I will only go into a store now if it's a new brand and I'm not familiar with their sizing. Most stores have sales online more often then in-store, their coupons work in-store and online, and you don't have to search for your size, either it's there or it's sold out completely. And a lot of styles or collections that aren't in store anymore are still available online because it can ship from any warehouse, not just the one that supplies your store. My opinion is based off being a retail employee for 5+ years. But my whole argument is irrelevant if you don't like waiting. Obviously going into a store is better if you need an item right away.
     
  8. Primo1999

    Primo1999 New Member

    I think that the image created in readers minds of "online store" is generally one of a store that they know that has an "online presence" - e.g. WalMart.com is an online store, but Amazon.com is not, as it has no "High Street presence." - i.e. there are no Amazon shops in the real world. Amazon.com would be an "online-only store."

    "Shopping website" creates, in my mind at least, an idea of a website where I can buy general things but I would not include (i) eBay.com, which is an auction site (even though there are a lot of "buy it now for a fixed price" items.) (ii) Abebooks.co.uk which is a specialised outlet selling only books, nor would I include any other specialised online outlet.
     
  9. roastalmond

    roastalmond New Member

    Both ways have their advantages and disadvantages. First, shopping online is the most convenient way to shop. It will save you time and effort in going to malls and the road traffic is just crazy. But you must be clever in buying online. Seek ratings and reviews to know if a certain product is good enough to purchase. Second, buying in physical stores such as in malls also has its own advantage. You can test and fit products especially if you are to buy clothes or shoes and simultaneously, to some people, window shopping is kind of a therapy for them :D. Also while shopping in malls you can check at once the latest trends for different stuff. By this, you can choose where to shop depending on what you need to purchase and your purpose.
     
  10. deejohhn

    deejohhn New Member

    Both sides has advantages and disadvantages. Shopping at the mall i think is more accessible than shopping online because everything you want to purchase can be seen personally,so you don't have any hesitation or worries buying any product. It's more convenient to everyone to shop to the mall you can buy everything you want in just less than a minute. While on the other side of shopping online, it may be convenient to some but sometimes it's too risky. For example shopping a watch through online sometimes you may had this feeling of hesitation or worries if its actually original or fake, and also there are some scammers well who knows right? There maybe legit but when you bought something it may take a few days or week to be delivered at your home. Well over all it's still depends if you shop either ways just be safe and don't waste your money :)
     
  11. jagcer

    jagcer New Member

    If your looking for accurate details on items that you want, like exact size and appearance, even durability. I would prefer shopping in malls. While shopping online is a hassle free where in you can pay through online banking. debit or credit cards. The disadvantage of online shopping is the advantage of shopping on malls wherein you can see the items clearly than the picture.
     
  12. grg987

    grg987 New Member

    I prefer shopping in malls,because I want to try out first the things I would like to buy. Imagine if you bought something over the internet and when it comes to your address it doesnt fit you. So shopping in malls for me. :)
     
  13. Paulina1

    Paulina1 New Member

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    Shopping online has recently become a new technology wave with Virtual Reality Shopping. I prefer online, but you do have to read the reviews because often sizes run too large or too small, and it is a great advantage to have other shoppers who bought this tell you how clothing items run, or if an appliance should be cleaned or run a certain way.

    The mall stores may have lost some physical customers visiting live, but brands still have their faithful, loyal repeat shoppers spending their incentive rewards and coupons online. Some people are wary of the internet security with credit cards and therefore choose to go to the store, socialize with other parents and kids. Trick-or-treating at the mall together with costume contests has become very popular along with holiday visits and pictures with Santa and the Easter Bunny. Teens like to shop and go to the movies and dinner for a date at the local mall too, so shopping at the local mall will always be in style with many different age groups looking forward to their own special activities.

    Seniors love mall-walking as it is wonderful time to chat with friends, window-shop before the mall opens, and then catch a matinee special or bite to eat.
    Shopping at the mall has its advantages just as much as online shopping does. It is certainly wonderful to have the best of both these worlds in our lives to choose from, according to the occasion and company you're with, or for just exercise and leisure time, people-watching.
     
  14. mitchyyy

    mitchyyy New Member

    Both have different pros and cons, I myself love to buy stuff and I both do shopping at mall and online. Online shopping really gives a big comfort because you're just sitting while doing your shopping unlike when your at the malls you need to deal with the crowded people. But online shopping has its disadvantage like the sizes you cannot fit the item, the quality, the durability you cannot assure all of it unless you order it. But I think it really depends on the circumstance and the situation, for example you badly need something and you cannot find one at your nearby shopping malls so you don;t have any option rather than buy it online. buying online is not that bad, you just need to be careful and observant before ordering. Check if it is not a scam, check the rate and reviews of the product to assure the quality hat you wanted to buy.
     
  15. mitchyyy

    mitchyyy New Member

    Both have different pros and cons, I myself love to buy stuff and I both do shopping at mall and online. Online shopping really gives a big comfort because you're just sitting while doing your shopping unlike when your at the malls you need to deal with the crowded people. But online shopping has its disadvantage like the sizes you cannot fit the item, the quality, the durability you cannot assure all of it unless you order it. But I think it really depends on the circumstance and the situation, for example you badly need something and you cannot find one at your nearby shopping malls so you don;t have any option rather than buy it online. buying online is not that bad, you just need to be careful and observant before ordering. Check if it is not a scam, check the rate and reviews of the product to assure the quality hat you wanted to buy.
     
  16. JiLaurelle87

    JiLaurelle87 New Member

    I do online shopping especially if I'm busy or when I'm lazy to go to Malls so I directly search the things I want on my phone. The internet can be a great resource for shoppers looking to expand their choices of products to buy and an invaluable way for saving money. There are many advantages of online shopping; this is the reason why online stores are a booming business today. Many people use the Internet to find cheaper items. Online business owners understand this. They will usually reduce their profit margin to get more customers. You can easily browse through dozens of different websites to find the best price. Though you can do the same at a mall, it would take about an hour or longer. You also may not be taxed because most eCommerce stores won’t tax you unless they are stationed in your state.

    Shopping online is convenient. You don’t need to get dressed and drive to your favorite store. You can easily visit their website, find the product you want and buy it without getting out of your pajamas. It’s also convenient because you don’t need to wait for the store to open.

    If you work irregular hours or are very busy, then you probably don’t have the time to visit the store. Shopping online allows you to buy things without hurting your schedule.

    Despite the success of purchasing through online shopping stores, there are still some disadvantages that most people complain about. If you are one of those shoppers who want to touch, see, and test the product personally, at online shopping, you are not able to do so. Online stores are only showing product description and photos of the merchandise, which can be a disadvantage for many online shoppers. Unlike buying at retail stores, you are able to use the product instantly after you buy it, which can be satisfying. However, online shopping requires patience to wait for the item to arrive at your doorstep about 2 to 3 days or even longer depending on the location you've ordered it from.
     
  17. dwaile

    dwaile New Member

    I prefer to buy in the Malls especially if i need to get clothes or shoes. Im not a picky person but i have a big size of body so i need to fit my clothes personally that i cant do when i purchase it online. Same with buying shoes as i have wide feet so i need to try it too. I can choose freely in the Malls and i dont have to worry about the item i buy if there's a problem i can just bring it back right away if needed for a change. Although i can say sometimes things are much cheaper online and there's cash on delivery.
     
  18. helendamayon

    helendamayon New Member

    Online shopping is more friendly compare to shopping in malls. Purchasing online is hassle free, save time, easy to use and there's no need for you to fall in line to process your payment. It's really amazing, you don't need to visit the store you can do the purchase anywhere and even at home plus you can have it send directly to your home address. It makes our life simple because it's easy to search the product that you want to purchase compare to shopping in mall. For just several clicks you can finished your shopping but if you will do it malls it will take hours for you to finish it. It is very useful especially to those person who have hectic schedule and don't have enough time for shopping.
     
  19. anneesteves878

    anneesteves878 New Member

    For me, I choose shopping online because I can easily see and search all the items/products that I want to buy, I can also check it's quality and variety through the help of chatting the seller, I can ask her about her product and of course, there's this rating option for the buyer regarding the product that she/he buy and that's a plus for me because through your rating many people can see all the comments about the seller and his products. Although shopping online can make the item delay especially to the courier. Sometimes, when we need the item already, we need to wait for a couple of days to be deliver. But I always have this quote "patience is a virtue". And of course, we should not buy an item online if we need it ASAP. We need to consider the seller and the carrier of our item. If we buy an item online, they have this reward points to also give back to the buyer what they buy. We can collect this points so that in case when we buy again we can use the points to get a discount. But if we buy an item at the mall. We cannot give suggestions and comments about the item. Yes! we can see it and touch it but how sure we are that it's legit?. not all products in the mall are original. But as a consumer, it depends on our choice.
     
  20. ley

    ley New Member

    I love to shop a lot. For me I use both, depends on what are the things I wanted to buy exactly coz there are cases where I need to see it for myself and try it before buying it. But if its just for small things like accessories I wont mind shopping online since it's more convenient and can save my time going to the mall to avoid traffic and congestion specially if it falls during holiday season whereas tons of shoppers will be there hustling.
     
  21. jammers09

    jammers09 New Member

    I do both shopping online and shopping at mall. I do shopping online if the item that i want is difficult to find.
    I ask or personally look if the online site is reliable, but i always prefer shopping at mall, why? Because it would be more convenient in my part if i could see clearly the item that i want, and not only that, i can also inspect it. I wont be disappointed by doing that.
     
  22. shaknaks10

    shaknaks10 New Member

    Personally I like the convenience. You don’t need to get dressed and drive to your favorite store. You can easily visit their website, find the product you want and buy it without getting out of your pajamas. It’s also convenient because you don’t need to wait for the store to open. In addition, Most physical stores have a limited array of products. They can only hold so many items, and there are often many policies affecting the availability of products. For example, there might be a certain item that is only available to those versions of the business that exist in the mall. But we still need to be wise.
     
  23. jcabigas

    jcabigas New Member

    In my country, i don't trust online shopping because sometimes there products is broken especially at the electronics category, upon you received it and when you try to complain they don't help you out or lets just say that there customer support is poor.

    Buying on malls is much better you are able to see the the product, feel it and test it if it works so when you buy it you are assured that it works and it's worth it.
     
  24. Chibunnam Enyi

    Chibunnam Enyi New Member

    Well, either of them is okay. But, I prefer shopping in the mall.
    I get to feed my eye with the nice looking environment and the beautiful looking items on sale. Also, I am an introvert; sometimes I feel uneasy after staying quiet for a long time. So, going shopping or just strolling out is what I do to relax my mind.
     
  25. Kiyomi

    Kiyomi New Member

    If you're super that you have no time to go to the mall, online shopping is better as you can do it wherever you are for as long as you have internet connection. However, if you're buying clothes and you're not sure about your size, going to the mall is better as you're able to fit in the items.
     
  26. Jzadaé

    Jzadaé New Member

    When it comes to shopping , there are days when I don't want to get out of bed or I'm feeling sick/down a bit then I'd prefer to shop online. Apart from those days I would definitely go to the mall to shop. The experience that I feel when I'm trying an outfit of my choice on is just amazing! So I'm a bit of both but I'd definitely prefer to feel and try on my clothing.
     
  27. RenCarp

    RenCarp New Member

    I prefer shopping online because it has numerous benefits and these are the following:

    Convenience.
    The convenience is the biggest perk. Where else can you comfortably shop at midnight while in your pajamas? There are no lines to wait in or shop assistants to wait on to help you with your purchases, and you can do your shopping in minutes. Online shops give us the opportunity to shop 24/7, and also reward us with a ‘no pollution’ shopping experience.

    Better prices. Cheap deals and better prices are available online, because products come to you direct from the manufacturer or seller without middleman being involved. Many online shops offer discount coupons and rebates as well.

    More variety. The choices online are amazing. One can get several brands and products from different sellers all in one place. You can get in on the latest international trends without spending money on airfare. You can shop from retailers in other parts of the country, or even the world, all without being limited by geography

    Fewer expenses.
    Many times, when we opt for conventional shopping, we tend to spend a lot more than planned. There are other outside expenses on things like eating out, transportation, and let's not forget impulse buys!

    1. Buying old or unused items at lower prices.
      The marketplace on the Internet makes it much easier for us to buy old or unused things at rock bottom prices. Also, if we want to buy antiques, there's no better place to find great ones.

    Price comparisons.
    Comparing and researching products and their prices is so much easier online. Also, we have the ability to share information and reviews with other shoppers who have firsthand experience with a product or retailer.
     
  28. audrey_ven_gal

    audrey_ven_gal New Member

    • It depends on what kind of shopper are you or the kind of product you are going to purchase. If you are a person who wants an assurance before buying a product and have it ready right on time, then I'll suggest you to shop in the mall because you cansee it first hand, assess the quality of the product, know whether it has a defect or in good condition and purcharse it right away. But, if you want to purchase a discounted items or prefer a hassle free shopping, it's best for you to shop online for you can easily buy your desired products in just a few clicks/taps. You won't need to worry about the traffic, falling lines and rush hour. Moreover, there are lots of online shops offering discounts to encourage customers to purchase their products online. You really have to assess yourself first and weigh the advantages of shopping online and shopping in malls in order for you to be satisfied and contented on how you'll purchase your desired products.
     

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