Online Shopping What’s the online shopping Online shopping is the process whereby consumers directly buy goods or services from a seller in real-time, without an intermediary service, over theInternet. Online shopping is the process of buying goods and services from merchants who sell on the Internet. Since the emergence of the World Wide Web, merchants have sought to sell their products to people who surf the Internet. Shoppers can visit web stores from the comfort of their homes and shop as they sit in front of thecomputer. History of Online Shopping Online shopping was invented in the UK in 1979. There are two kinds of online shopping B2B and B2C . These were sold in the UK in the 1980s. The largest B2B was probably Ford's Locate a Car system that operated in many European countries. The cleverest B2B was probably Nissan who sold Finance with online agency credit checks. The first B2C was Tesco . These systems were pre-internet pre-windows but otherwise fully functional. In the 1990s these systems migrated to the internet and WWW and became fully featured, fast and secure making the pioneer systems look very ancient indeed. Top 10 reasons for online shopping Convenience Better Prices Variety Send Gifts Fewer Expenses Comparison of Prices Crowds Compulsive Shopping Buying old or unused stuff at low prices Discreet purchases 5 tips for Safe Online Shopping Shop from a Secure PC Shop Smart, and Only at Sites You Know & Trust Shop with you Credit Card Consider Alternative Payment Methods Get a Handle on Spam Experience of Online Shopping seller dirty tricks competition is very keen , many listings are even below the wholesale price, and you won't know listing are in fact below wholesale price, you will be misleaded that normal price listings are relatively much more expensive listings. People selling below the wholesale price will tell you stock available after confirm ,just charge super expensive shipping fee or tell you that item out of stock after payment , replace with a cheaper item with or without your permission, refund you or wait for you to file dispute if you reject the replacement most seller leave positive feedback to themselves, they only receive a warning from taobao even discovered, account still in good standing positive feedback is automatically left if buyer don't leave neutral or negative feedback after certain period taobao adopt something similar to best match in eBay, which cause sellers to repeatly buy an item from themselves, sales number of an item may not be a meaningful indicator or indicate a lot of buyers are buying that item because seller list below wholesale price Experience of Online Shopping Buyer Notice unique buyers leave multiple negative/neutral feedback can mislead your impression about a good seller all sellers exaggerate shipping, simply allow sellers some profit in shipping dispute case number is not meaningful (I have filed dispute against a seller while still seeing buyer have 0 dispute case afterward) shipping rate listed is never a correct shipping rate, use ali wang wang (which is taobao real time messenger) to confirm seller have stock in hand and shipping rate seller "deep" in china(or too far from you) won't bother ship to you because sellers lose INR dispute after 6 days choose the most reliable seller instead of the cheapest expect a lot of hassles, even I am quite picky in choosing sellers, on average, only 1 sellers actually ship the item among 2 or 3 paid transaction which I have confirmed available stock and shipping rate agreed Famous Websites for Online Shopping Abroad: Ebay http://www.ebay.com/ Amazon http://www.amazon.com/ Wal-mart http://www.walmart.com/ YahooAuctions http://shopping.yahoo.com/ BestBuyhttp://www.bestbuy.com/ Domestic: Taobao http://www.taobao.com/ 京东商城 http://www.360buy.com/ 当当 http://www.dangdang.com/ 凡客诚品 http://www.vancl.com/ 中国鲜花网 http://www.flowercn.com/ M18 http://www.m18.com/ Any Question?
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