Monday, December 13, 2010

Why most's people shop at the Department & Retail store rather than on the Internet
 Department stores have been around forever, haven't they? Well, maybe not forever, but long enough to evolve  into a contemporary shopping mainstay.Starting in the mid-1800s, a selection of entrepreneurs decided to open simple stores that over time have grown into the mega
 stores that we know today.

 The various stores may look similar, but each brand has its own winning quality and unique history that encompasses decades of hard work and innovative ideas. As you shop these familiar retail institutions, gain a deeper appreciation for department stores, which take pride in providing customers with quality merchandise and attentive customer serviceDepartment stores one advantage is immediacy. If someone wants something NOW, they will go to a brick-and-mortar store rather than going online, where they would have to wait for shipping. Another advantage is that you will have more customers if you have a brick-and-mortar store in addition to your online presence. Some people just don't shop online because of the time and security. Depending on the thing that you want to buy, some people won't buy online. Some people like to see it and test it first. Same with clothing. They want to try it on first. Not that those things don't sell online, but again, an online-only store might get fewer customers for some things because they want to make the purchase decision in person.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Why most's people shop on the Internet rather than in the Department store
We all like to shop; sometimes we shop way too much. When people go shop for one item they usually buy 10 which leads to spending so much money. There are so many stores around the world that we can go to these days; one especially that takes all our money is the dollar store. Nowadays, though people shop online which is a great way to reduce stress and save money, sometimes at least. In this article I will explain the good and bad of shopping in stores via online and let you be the judge of which one is better.
The first topic I will discuss is purchasing items online and in retail stores. When we go to a store to purchase an item, we usually find the item and then go purchase it. Though along the way we may see other items to purchase which can lead to more spending and cause more stress.
Another topic about purchasing items in a store is sometimes the item may be sold out and then you have to go to another store or find it online. This brings us to online shopping, online shopping can be very useful and save you much time and stress though it does have its flaws as well. When a store is out of an item and no other stores in your area have that item one of the pluses of online is you can fall back to it for help finding that item. Sometimes online will be sold out as well but the good thing is you can always do used items shopping. When you using used items shopping you can sometimes save money and also you can purchase new used items that have not been opened. When using online shopping you can also get deals on items such as free shipping, no tax, and find exclusive items only available online, even though at a store it requires no shipping unless it's an appliance. Another good reason to shop online instead of in a store is that in a retail store most items can be expensive and online the same item will be a few dollars less brand new.

The next topic I will discuss is the stress of online and in store shopping. The first stress topics we will discuss is about retail shopping. When shopping in a store you have to deal with, long lines, ignorant customers, bad customer service, price checking, driving to the store, unpacking your stuff when you get home, kids crying at the store for toys, high prices for certain items, and so on. All these are situations that happen in everyday life for people all over the world. For some people they are not too stressful but can still be a pain, online shopping is better but is also stressful. The stressful factors you have to deal with when shopping online are having to pay shipping costs, having to wait a week or more for item, having to pay expensive shipping costs for next day delivery, items being sold out, having to pay high prices for older items, and so on. So basically the worst parts of shopping in a retail store is bad customer service, long lines, etc. and with online shopping its high prices for shipping. The next topic I will discuss is the good reasons for shopping online and in store shopping. The first good topic we will discuss is about retail shopping. When shopping in a retail store some pluses are finding the item and buying it right away, no shipping costs unless it's an appliance, you can try on clothes before buying, and so on. The good reasons for shopping online are no long lines, no bad customer service, no price checking, no customers, no driving to a store, and so on. So shopping online and in a store can be good and bad for many reasons depending on your likeness and stress level.

The final topic I will discuss is will online or retail store save you more money. When you really think about it these two shopping choices the main difference is which will be cheaper. When you shop at a retail store you pay full price and tax for an item, different stores have different prices. Most retail stores are generally in the same price range except for wholesale stores which are a little big cheaper. Online prices are usually cheaper than retail stores for some items such as DVDs, and music. Online you also can get discounts as free shipping over a certain price range, which also on some sites takes away tax. When getting free shipping and no tax though it usually means you have to wait a week or so, but if that means no tax or shipping then it's worth it. So it's all a point of view to the customer if you don't mind waiting a while I believe online purchasing is cheaper and a lot less stressful. Once you have read these topics over I hope they will help you make the best choice possible with shopping. Shopping can be fun and also stressful but you can make it fun and enjoyable also with understanding the fundamentals. So good luck with your shopping experience and be safe.

Which is your choice of shopping Department Store or Online Shopping

With so many brick and mortar stores online, many times shoppers can choose between the convenience of ordering merchandise online or purchasing it in the store. Some people choose online ordering because they like  shopping during the time the physical store is closed, or they avoid crowds. Other people prefer shopping in stores in order to try on merchandise and get a feel for the item.

While theses choices are the reason for both mall and internet shopping, in the long run, a consumer may actually be paying more for this convenience.
Sometimes, online coupons for merchants will entice shoppers into believing that, with a coupon code, their order will be less expensive then if they were to shop in the brick and mortar version of that retailer. Some of the most popular codes, "Free shipping" and "25% off" may look like a big savings, but what most people do not realize is that the discounts are meant to draw shoppers to the website. This is because most items when ordered online are shipped, not directly from a physical store, but from the store's warehouse. This is in contrast to department store shopping, where inventory is limited to quantities on hand, hence the reason for limited availability of some items.

Additionally, prices are influenced by logistics. Have you even noticed why prices are more expensive on a store's website, and they are less expensive in the physical store? This is especially true with clearance items and end-of-season merchandise. Department stores receive new merchandise in one season ahead of time and are expected to have it ready for display and sale as soon as possible. Merchandise that is current or from a previous season needs to be sold quickly, and the best way department stores can clear it away is by offering a deep discount. Warehouses, on the other hand, have a great amount of space, so merchandise has the ability to be stored for a greater amount of time.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Make Your Shopping Experience Green

As we recently saw on Hollywood Green, going shopping for green products is easier now than it ever was before. However, it can be difficult for a lot of people. Many people hear the words ?green? and ?shopping? together and don?t know where to start when it comes to their own shopping lists. The truth is that there are green or greener alternatives to almost every product out there. Still confused? Well, here are some tips.
Your clothing and accessories can all be greener. Stores like Wal*Mart and Target now have lines of clothing that are designed to be eco-friendly. Another way that you can make sure you?re buying green accessories and clothing is to buy used. Used things have nowhere to go other than landfills if people don?t take advantage of them. The advantage is that you can get used items at discount AND help to be more eco-friendly in your shopping.
When it comes down to items like books, magazines, and other forms of print entertainment, make sure you buy items that are printed on recycled or at least recyclable paper. Luckily, most books and magazines are already embracing the recycling frontier whole-heartedly. However, you can still do your part by only supporting those companies in particular.
In the realm of food, try to buy your groceries as organically as possible. If you can grow them yourself or buy them locally, even better! What?s the big fuss about locally grown goods? Well, they help keep down the demand for huge non-organic farmed food and they reduce emissions from distribution trucks.
There are plenty of other ways in which you can green up your shopping. Consider everything that your buying from your light bulbs to your home decorations and ask yourself if you can think of a greener alternative for that product.

The case for shopping in Department stores

This comes down to real-world details. It'd be great if everything could be as efficient as the numbers above bear, but there's more to the process than just shipping. Shopping online results in 2.5 times more packaging than shopping in stores, so having many separate packages shipped can really add up. New Yorkers, for example, left more than 8,300 tons of cardboard and mixed paper to be recycled in the first full collection week after Christmas 2005, a 21 percent increase over the previous year. While all that can be recycled, it takes energy and infrastructure to do so.
Plus, every trip you make to the store isn't 20 miles round-trip, and every mile you don't drive to the store cuts back on the energy required to retrieve your stuff. If you live in a dense urban area, or have access to reliable public transportation, then a portion (or just about all, if you're walking) of your transportation energy is negated, and can tip the scale toward the brick 'n mortars.
A few other options to consider buying from retail stores include: Goods made locally; stuff that you are more likely to return (like clothes) if you can't try it on first; and, supporting stores who are owned and operated by locals, pay local taxes, and make where you live a more interesting and vibrant place. It's tough to put a price tag, environmentally or otherwise, on the social aspect, but it's important to consider.

The case for online shopping

This really comes down to scale. All products have to be shipped from the warehouse where they're stored after manufacture, and it can be quite a bit greener to cut the retail store -- and all the building, lighting, cooling, heating, and so forth that the store requires -- out of the equation. According to the Center for Energy & Climate Solutions, shipping two 20 pound packages by overnight air -- the most energy-intensive delivery mode -- still uses 40 percent less fuel than driving 20 miles round-trip to the mall or store or wherever you're going; ground shipping -- which is much more efficient than overnight air -- checks in at just one-tenth the energy used driving yourself.
How does that work? While your car is likely to get more miles per gallon than the truck that's likely shipping your stuff (truck freight accounts for about 2/3 of U.S. domestic shipping), your car only has you (and maybe a passenger), while the truck can be hauling up to about 30 tons of cargo (that's a fully-loaded truck at the legal limit for gross vehicle weight). So you, your buddy, your car, and your 40 pounds of package (on the way home) burn about one gallon of gasoline in those 20 miles.
Shipped 1,000 miles in a truck, your package accounts for about 0.1 gallon, and if you choose to ship by air freight, that number hops to 0.6 gallons; it's all thanks to the hundreds of other packages that are presumably along for the ride. And, even though your online order doesn't go from warehouse to your front door in the same loaded truck or airplane, companies like FedEx and UPS are working to upgrade the efficiency of their routes and fleets, since faster, more-efficient service saves them money.

Online shopping history
The Electronic commerce or e-Commerce as is known today evolved as businesses (end to end process) started to shift from real time market to digital market. All of the business today as we see is done over the internet and anything which is not there is meant to be wiped off. Ecommerce, the online shopping system has brought down political and physical barriers giving everyone in the world an equal playing ground for their market, everyone can put their products on sale through the e-stores(website dedicated to selling of product, a virtual store).
Speaking about the last decade we saw a great market, rise over the internet, online shopping was introduced wherein firstly computer scientists got interested in then it came to general public and gradually became a substitute for the real market place.
Ecommerce, as is generally thought of, is not the birth child of “The Web” but it just got kick’ started by “The Web”. Online shopping developed with B2B as well as with B2C since everybody is on internet, and development is going on each and every second for grabbing a better share of the market.

Shop from the comfort of your own home

Before getting use to this the thing call the Internet that every one is seem to be using now a days, I use to do the same thing that some people are still do which is running from store to store to get the stuff a always  needed. As we all know it can get really complicated and fustigated when you find your self running form store to store which takes up so much time out of your day when you have other things on your schedule to
get done in a certain time frame like trying to get to work on time, picking up the kids from school, running home to cook diner and so much more it gets well over whelming for you to get all these stuff down in your time frame but thanks to the invention Internet yes the Internet. Getting the stuff that you need form the store is make so easy now. You can now do all this  from the comfort of your own home whit out every ever having to get out of bed, make your purchase right there from the comfort of your own home in bed and have the produces ship right to your door. Now Isn't that more convenient.       $$--Find great deals--$$