Going into a store verses online shopping

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Most people do not even realize the distinction between in store and online shopping. In today's society, people shop while at work, after work and on the weekends, whenever time permits. Did you ever stop and think how you can get more time in the day for family or just yourself? In fact there are many recourses at hand, but still most of us go into a store and spend time looking through racks and waiting in endless line just to purchase something. Others go online to make time less consuming and effortlessly buy a product right away. Although there are certain differences between in store and online shopping including cost, convenience, and time, they still have the same quality that we sought.

There are many reasons for choosing to go into a store to purchase items needed. For instance, having someone to assist you in finding what you need, or just answer your questions about the product.

It is also a way to get out of the couch, away from the television, or off the computer. Another feature is you can see and examine what you are going to purchase, helps in the decision making for most people. You know the minute the salesperson ring you up the product are yours to take home and use right away. It also makes return on items simple, take it back to where you bought, and get an exchange or a refund if needed. Variety is another advantage of the mall. There are specialty stores, such as candle stores, bath and beauty stores, and music and video stores. The mall provides "odd stores" for those eccentric shoppers who are looking for different items. Finally, the mall is a wonderful entertainment center.

Not only do people go there to shop, but they...