Shopping online is a new trend for busy people  in the morden life. With the help of technology, shopping online is becoming  easier for both buyers and sellers. For shopping online, the buyers need to have a computer with the Internet connection and companies have to avertise their products on websites. For the purposes of this writing, the pros and cons are going to be mentioned at length. The pros are: saving money and time. But the bad side is customers can be tricked by hackers or illegal companies.

Firstly , shopping online helps customers and companies save time and money. People nowadays have too many things to do in 24 hours/day. They usually want to mix their work together. By shopping online, they can do their 0work, stay at home and take care of their family at the same time. Furthermore, shopping online can help customers avoid traffic jams and air pollution. Besides, the customers are able to compare prices on different websites. In addition, companies can also cut down the cost of renting property and employing staff. So the price is always lower. The companies which sell their products online find it easy to advertise on websites and no need to take much time to promote in traditional channels.

On the other hand, shopping online has some disadvantages. Hackers can steal customers’ information and even money. Another consequence is that the customers’ computers are easy to be attacked by viruses. Some illegal companies may trick customers by selling counterfeit or bad quality goods and not delivering on time. For example, your company is a prestigious brand  in the cellphone maker market. One day, a Chinese company promotes products and sticks your trademark on them. They sell these products online without legal right. Won’t the customers keep trusting your company if  they buy and use these products?

In conclusion, there are a number of pros and cons to take into account when we go shopping online. We cannot negate shopping online’s benefits. Because of this, be more smart to avoid the drawback and enjoy the positive impact . Learing some basic technology knowledge may help you.


Huynh Thuan

Specialist Department

International Business – Course 35