Advantages of Online Shopping

The advantages of online shopping are numerous, as they bring your favorite items and designers right to your computer screen. You can find merchandise that's not available in your own town and you'll likely be able to get it for less.

Better Selection
While your local department store may have several styles and a variety of sizes, you'll find that the same chain's Web site has more. You can often find tall and petite sizes online as well that you won't find in the stores.

Access to More Stores
Unless you live in a major city like Los Angeles or New York City, the odds are good that you don't have every store you'd like to shop at locally. However, when shopping online, you have every store under the sun at your fingertips.

Easy Comparison Shopping
If you're searching for a camera, for example, you can quickly read reviews, check out prices at various stores, and compare features side-by-side for several different models. Plus comparison shopping engines can show you what store has the best price online.

Get Help from Friends
Sure, you can go shopping with your best friend in person, but what if she lives across the country? Another one of the advantages of online shopping is that you can email a link of your possible purchase to anyone for extra buying help.

Get Great Deals
Besides finding the store with the best price you can search discount coupon sites like or for extra discounts at major online retailers. And these often are discounts that aren't applicable in bricks and mortar stores.

Easy Gifting
Online shopping can sometimes be the best way to choose and send a gift to friends and family far away. You'd have to box up the gift and mail it anyway if you bought it in person, but online stores will send it directly to the gift recipient, wrapped and with a card. 

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