Online Shopping and Changing Dynamics

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SMARTPHONES and online mode of shopping has drastically changed our products and purchasing capabilities. Product sales have numerous advantages, offering cash on delivery, cash back delivery, less or no shipping charges, 24 hours online delivery, hassle free shopping, options of product description with text, photos and multimedia files. A wide variety of online products cater to our requirements and budgets.

However, online shopping has more risk than offline purchase in stores. There is a higher risk of fraud, hacking of accounts, theft of data, money deductions and other privacy issues. The downsides of online shopping also include delayed deliveries and no possibility of bargaining or negotiating the price of the product. It has negative environment impact due to the use of plastic package which increases hazardous plastic waste.

Definitely online access to the products have numerous advantages but they are less reliable and risk of distrust remain forever from the unknown seller. Some security measures like use of authenticated websites, update of software and operating, effective passwords and anti- virus reduce the risk of malpractices or online hazards. Use of reliable online stores enhance the opportunity of personal and payment information secure on paying online. We should avoid using unknown files sent via e-mail, storing password and personal information on our computer. Beware of variety of scams in the world of internet user. Always remain in contact with the nearest bank and search about their policies about debit cards or credit cards purchases and follow necessary guidelines for online purchase.

Muneer Shamee

muneer.udl@gmail.com

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