Online Shopping, Losing Real Customers

Hello everyone,

It's raining heavily recently here in Indonesia. What about you?

Today, I like to discuss about online shopping. It becomes more common nowadays. How come...? Even people sell plants by online. How do they pack the order, how do they send it, everything can be done perfectly now.

I doubted to follow this culture at first. Some people think that it would be better that we buy things to the shops near to us. That means we help them, helping their bussiness.

However, COVID 19 made us stay at home longer that before. The price of goods that sold online is very competitive. It is much cheaper than the price of goods bought offline. Well, for some people who care about saving money, this is especially woman, will look for the things with the lowest price but good quality. This made people like to buy online. It also saves time.

I guess this has been so common in developed countries since years ago. It could be different conditions in different countries. How about online shopping in your country? Well, I also started to be online seller. )))

Let me ask about a grammatical rule. Buying things 'by online', or just 'online' without 'by'? I'd be happy if someone can help me.

Thank you and have a nice day! :)))

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  • Many people became online sellers in 2020, when Corona began to climb the ladder of popularity 😄. Yes, it was because most activities were carried out at home. I followed the trend too, and became an amateur online seller back then. I'd like to share a bit current situation in 2022. Traffic was good from 2020 to the end of 2021. However, since early 2022, it has been declining until today. I guess it is because the shopping mall is already open. And not everyone is comfortable shopping online because we can't test and feel the product like we do in offline stores. In my case, it's a side hustle. But I should be thankful to the store that gave me good experience during the outbreak :D

    • Hello Peony, 

      I like your statement, "When corona began to climb the ladder of popularity" lol...

      Yes, I agree with you. When you talk about products like clothes, bags and shoes, people would love to come and see it. But the market are still good for products that are not available around. 

      Well, actually, I close-open the olshop recently because of another activities. But I'd like to continue it. So, if you like it, you can do it like a hobby. 

      Viva online seller! Lol.


    • Viva e-commerce, lol !! Yes, I really like it, Onee. Although my store's traffic is not as high as it once was, I will keep it going. Have a nice weekend there!

  • It is raining heavily here too for couple of week. After Covid-19,  we get used to buying necessary even unnecessary items from online shopping. In view of its importance, I also started online selling in addition to job. It has been wonderful experience. Both are so confortable. :) 

    • Hello brother Arif,

      Hope that would be beneficial rain. I see that Covid-19 brings us to a new world.

      Happy to know that we are on the same boat. It still cannot be the main job but I agree with you that it's a wonderful experience.

      Glad to read from you. Thanks. 

  • Online shopping is very common in China now, especially in big city such as Beijing, Shaihia etc. Due to some advantages of onlineshopping, covenience, saving times, much more selecting, buying some special tings that you can't buy from the local shop. Of course, covid-19 also affects the habit of shopping, more and more people choose to buy things online. But there are also some side effects as to online shopping, people become more lazy, someone cannot save more money, overpackaging is also a bad things which is a wast of sources.

    • Hello mountainandearth,

      What you say are true. And I concern on your last sentence. Overpackaging is a wast of sources. So, how to deal with this? 

      Thank you 😇

  • I bought things online so often since Covid. 

    Even our post company have to hire new workers due to heavy incoming mails... i guess it's good because many ppl out of work because of covid.   I even saw many new delivery guys when I received my parcel or foods

    about the grammatical -  I think is Online.   seldom for me to see by online".    "i am doing business online"    i purchased things online... so on.. on.. on..



    • Thanks a lot for your help, Fizzy.

      Well, you're right. Expedition could be a profitable bussiness nowadays. People becomes lazier...and just wait for the courier delivers they need, and I support it. :DDD

      Good day! :)

  • Hey Dear Onee!

    Well, I cannot give much information about online shopping in my country. I have become a lazy bones due to this COVID-19. :))

    I believe "buying things online" is the correct one.

    Wish you good luck for your new online business :))

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