The digital age has changed pretty much every aspect of our lives, and shopping might just be one of the arenas in which it has changed the world the most. Online shopping is something that virtually everyone does, and has made the way that we consume much more different than in the past. The obvious way in which it does this is changing where we get our things and how.
There was a time when you had to go to a physical outlet in order to get items, which is all but a thing of the past. Large online vendors have cornered the market when it comes to getting items, and people have responded very well. And although physical outlets still do exist, they are rapidly shutting down for a number of reasons.
Perhaps the biggest reason
Is that physical locations take overhead to run. The cost of running a physical building and staffing actual employees can be quite high, which is something that online retailers do not need to worry about. Every building from a store to a bank has a cost of staying open, but online retailers can circumvent this cost and pass the savings onto the customer.
Money is also something that has been changed by the online world. Now, more than ever, plastic is the accepted form of currency. Who even carries cash anymore? It all comes down to the same cash currency, but the ability and necessity to use a credit card to purchase items has definitely changed.