Online Shopping Addiction Might Be Causing You Stress
Though online shopping has become a rage and a part of our lives there is the factor of ennui setting in, slowly and steadily. Thanks to Covid 19. But there are reasons for which you can go to a mall for shopping. Infact Online Shopping Addiction needs to be checked at the earliest.
Online Shopping Addiction – 7 Things To Check On
Irritation: Of late, online shoppers have begun to express irritation especially when the goods ordered by them arrive late even by a few hours.
Impersonal sense of appreciation: People shop for both, psychological reasons and/or even sociable reasons. Self-identity is a human struggle. People buy to show off their personality and even establish their identity. But online shopping has changed that completely. Today, you may buy the most stunning dress online but once it arrives you can only flaunt it amongst your family first and perhaps, later to your friends. So go out and flaunt what you have bought.
The lack of a customer–store relationship: Physical stores have always helped build relations to the extent that a known patron can avail of a credit facility because of the trust established over the years. Shoppers miss that in the virtual world. There is no relation you could ever establish in the cyber world.
Time saving element is a farce: Online stores have a range of interactive capabilities and while we tend to believe that we spend less time, we actually end up spending more time. The reviews posted by others and viewing online competition for perhaps a better deal makes you surf the web more and you end up spending more time!
Social shopping: People often shop and end up socializing in a Mall or a large store’s adjoining cafeteria. The digital world offers no such recreation and people have started missing that. What hits them the most after shopping online is ‘what now?’
Physical trial and error: Online shopping does result in the deliverables of damaged goods at times and the process of returning the same is laborious and enervating. A growing angst about missing items, late deliveries and strange substitutions is making shoppers wanting to discontinue with online shopping. Most e-stores charge you a fee for ‘return shipping’. This is how trial rooms can look like online. Not as interesting.
From outdoors to indoors: Online shopping has made people victims of claustrophobia. It’s all about spending hours on your computer with endless hours of surfing you a purchase is made. It’s made people lethargic and impatient. They’ve forgotten the joys of shopping outdoors, the fresh air, making friends out of other customers, a cheerful nod and of course, the famous words -‘do drop by again’.
Strange but true, everyone is missing the outdoors and are creeping out of their computer screens to step into the real world again! Bien Venido!
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