Online Shopping

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Online shopping is the process of buying goods and services from merchants over the Internet. Since the emergence of the World Wide Web, merchants have sought to sell their products to people who spend time online. Shoppers can visit web stores from the comfort of their homes and shop as they sit in front of the computer.

Many people choose to shop online because of the convenience. For example, when a person shops at a brick-and-mortar store, she has to drive to the store, find a parking place, and walk throughout the store until she locates the products she needs. After finding the items she wants to purchase, she may often need to stand in long lines at the cash register.

Despite the convenience, not everyone chooses to purchase items and services online. Online shopping doesn’t permit shoppers to touch products or have any social interaction, and it also doesn’t allow them to take the merchandise home the same day they buy it. Other people may worry about shopping online because they fear their credit card information will be compromised. Since it’s necessary to provide credit card information when purchasing products online, it is possible for individuals to become victims of identity theft. Using secure servers can help, but it’s no guarantee that credit information will remain private.

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Vocabulary:

Recommendations:

Go on to the internet, search for items in English and try to ask for information about the products or services.

Questionnaire:

  • Is online shopping good or bad, according to your opinion?

Welcome to this activity created by Learning Advisor Mr. Aldo Perera from Reforma Branch. Take note of all the pink words, read the text, watch the video and answer the question in the comment section below.

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