When we say shopping, it was remarkably different back then. The traditional way of shopping includes dressing up, driving to the store, a lot of walking while pushing carts, a long queue of lines in the cashier and carrying it back to your car. Now when we say shopping, a magical word “online” does it for them. Who could blame them? Online shopping became one of the most sought things. This affects all things that anyone can purchase. You can buy the basics like food and clothing. You may shop for necessities like pieces of furniture,  appliances and automobiles. You can even indulge yourself with gadgets, pieces of jewellery and booking trips to anywhere in the world. It improved our way of living significantly.

If ever you wanted to buy accessories for your ute, 4WD or car chances are online shops available round the clock. That’s why we list some pros and cons for those shoppers.

Convenience

Pros: this is a major factor why online shopping is starting to boom. The clear fact that you can go shopping at 4 am, in the middle of a winter storm, wearing your pyjamas says it all. You can purchase anything, anytime, anywhere as long as an internet connection is present. You can order that bull bar from Sydney even though you live in Perth and have it delivered at your doorstep in a couple of days.

Cons: Physically touching the product is out of the question. Once you order online, you can’t fit a shoe or smell the scent of perfume.

Another cons is physical exertion. It’s always a plus for anyone to walk and move and carry a bit of load. You will maintain the flexibility of your joint and not to mention the integrity of your heart.

Cost

Pros: discounts are widely common in online shops. It is a strategy to attract more buyers. You can even compare towbar prices at different shops without the hassle of calling each store. Inquiring about the product is easier than ever.

Cons: Cost is not everything, quality is also needed especially if you’re buying car accessories. Some online stores are selling imitations. If you can buy the product nearby, better purchase it there than save a few bucks but won’t last.

Wide Selection

Pros: Shopping online is unlimited. You can get products from all over the globe. Some items that are sold out in your country can be shipped from other places.  In addition, most of the products description are listed together with the price and image. Colours, finish and sizes are always included.

Cons: Having too many options can sometimes overwhelm you. If the product you wanted needs shipping from other countries, you need to wait a month or two before the arrival. If you need it urgently, shop locally or pay extra for faster delivery. Defective items are also common when shipping from afar.

Other factors

If you’re not heavily invested on the net chances are you won’t have any account in Paypal or other online payment.

You can always choose to pay with a credit card but sometimes underhanded stores don’t deliver the exact product or worse won’t give the item at all. It’s safer to pay Cash on Delivery (COD).

There are many ways to shop for what we need. Everyone has their own circumstance just remember to choose to buy products where the pros outweigh the cons.