Enormous strides of the Internet have paved the way for the mushrooming of online shopping, which is gaining growing popularity for the past year or two, a prevailing trend that we cannot afford to lose sight of. According to a recent survey conducted by Sina Weibo, an immensely popular microblogging service in the Middle Kingdom, approximately 90 percent of the respondents have once done web shopping。
It is beyond doubt that Internet shopping enjoys a host of virtues. To name only a few: the prices of the commodities and services you desire to purchase are typically lower in online shops than that in physical ones, and the sellers in some cases grant a bulk discount of some stuff possessing the same quality as offline items to consumers in an effort to boost sales volume; web-based shopping, to some extent, empowers customers to become increasingly adept at employing the Internet to determine how to spend their money offline。
Despite the various strengths of Internet-based shopping, the dark sides of it also exist, however. Take a concrete example. A tiny minority of merchants with evil motives use the false information to trick people into parting with credit cards and other personal details, which cost consumers dearly。
From my own perspective, the benefits of online shopping outweigh its disadvantages. Simply put, we are supposed to capitalize on its merits to serve our purposes and do all in our power to minimize its adverse impacts on us meanwhile.