Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Save the world by online or e-shopping

Every day especially on weekends you might have noticed how crowded are the roads, emitting so much carbon and causing global warming, asthma and other kind of illness to people and nature. Most of these vehicles ( I would say at-least 60% even-though i don't have any statistical data) are going to a near by supermarket, shop or a shopping mall to 'buy stuff'. almost 40% of the land in a city or a town is occupied by some kind of merchandise/shop/eat outs/shopping malls/movie halls.
Problems with shopping:

  1. Face the agony of heavy traffic
  2. cause heavy traffic
  3. cause environment pollution by high carbon emission
  4. noise pollution by moving vehicles, horns etc.,
  5. cause health related issues like asthma
  6. cause stress due to traffic, noise, tiredness of traveling to the shopping destination
  7. waste of time in traveling and buying stuff
  8. rise in real estate prices due to the demand for land to setup shops
  9. increase in price of houses, since a lot of land is invested for shops
  10. The price you pay for the product=actual price of the product+profit for the shop+maintenance of the product (lighting, staff, rent for the shop etc.,)
  11. your choice of products is limited by the number of products available in the shop, if you don't have what you want then you have to travel to another shop
  12. wait in line or queue to pay for what you have bought which usually consumes more time than the time you took to buy half of your stuff.

Solution : online shopping or e shopping.
Advantages of e shopping
  1. No to heavy traffic,
  2. will not cause or be a part of heavy traffic
  3. will not cause  environment pollution by high carbon emission,
  4.  will not cause noise pollution by moving vehicles, horns etc.,
  5.  will not cause health related issues like asthma
  6.  will not cause stress due to traffic, noise, tiredness of traveling to the shopping destination
  7.  will not waste of time in traveling and buying stuff
  8.  will not rise in real estate prices due to the demand for land to setup shops
  9.  will not increase in price of houses, since a lot of land is invested for shops
  10.  you will pay for the product(sometimes delivery fee too) but not for the product=actual price of the product+profit for the shop+maintenance of the product (lighting, staff, rent for the shop etc.,)
  11.  You have all the varities that you want
  12. no need to worry about standing in line.
Disadvantages of e shopping
  1. currently not all products are available online like biscuits, cakes etc., but you will get the best deals on electronics and other goods (even soap, cosmetics, shampoo) etc.,
  2. if are not ordering from companies like flipkart but ordering from ebay or amazon then you might have to pay a little extra for the shipping.
My advice is, if you care for the environment and the nature then shop online instead of offline whenever and wherever possible. You will save money since you have many sites offering the products online and each of them are competing with each other.