Is online shopping killing mall culture?

Is online shopping killing mall culture?

 Shopping is one word that brings smile on women's face. Shopping is loved by everyone. Even if people don't want to buy anything, they love to opt for window shopping. Previously, it was all about the street shopping. Then was introduced the whole new world of malls and the entertainment. And now it is more about the online shopping. So which is your most preferred form of shopping?


People have started turning to online shopping websites all the more, for all their shopping needs. And with almost anything available online, you needn't have to physically haul yourself around town to go about your shopping. Groceries, electronic gadgets, jewellery, sporting goods, even medicines, you can buy them all online.


Online shopping websites saves you time and energy. You can browse through and fill in your virtual shopping cart, whilst commuting to work, during lunch, when waiting for your coffee, when in bed…basically, when going about your daily routine.


You needn't have to go anywhere to do your shopping, plus it's quite safe. For all those apprehensive about furnishing their card details online, a lot of companies also offer a Cash On Delivery (COD) option. It's no wonder that their popularity is increasing by the day.


And if that's not all, they usually have tons and tons of amazing, economical deals on offer, for your benefit. So, with just a couple of clicks, you can purchase numerous goodies, and have it all delivered to your doorstep in no time at all. Online shopping is that convenient. Once you it a shot, its alluring nature is bound to get you obsessed with it. Its influence is that powerful.


A shopper, Nallapaneni Praveen believes that online shopping has its own space and mall culture will stay.


"I don't think these E-commerce platforms are snags to end of Shopping malls and street side businesses. Most people won't prefer to order online when there is no physical presence of products to visit and buy directly," Praveen  said.

A shopper, Nallapaneni Praveen believes that online shopping has its own space and mall culture will stay.


"I don't think these E-commerce platforms are snags to end of Shopping malls and street side businesses. Most people won't prefer to order online when there is no physical presence of products to visit and buy directly," Praveen  said.


The offline world is connecting to online and hybrids created to provide a streamlined shopping experience throughout all channels.


This triggered the emergence of IoT (Internet of Things), which are devices that are connected to the internet yet exist in the real world. In the near future, more devices are installed in shops to provide customers with enhanced shopping experience.


It's similar to the process the cinema went through, although personal TV's have come a long way and provide extraordinary watching experience from home, we see that people are still going out to the cinema, the cinema industry is alive and kicking, breaking records in revenue from movie tickets and keep innovating to provide a better cinema experience.


In a conversation, another shopper, Jayesh Bhatia has said that "people who can afford to shop from malls , will continue. They will rather prefer to buy right away and not wait as e-commerce takes some time for delivery. Also everyone don't trust e-commerce because they think the product might not be original, or they don't like to wait for product to arrive."


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