The last weekend of November leading into December is full of spending and can be stressful for us and our wallets. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, there are thousands of deals for an infinite number of products, which can feel overwhelming for many of us, especially with the holiday season approaching very quickly. E-commerce plays a vital role in what we see on the internet and has changed our buying habits.
Krispy Kreme Is Selling a Dozen Donuts for $2 — Plus More Cyber Monday Food Deals https://t.co/z1LroeoRJG
— People (@people) November 28, 2022
There would be no Cyber Monday without e-commerce. They play hand-in-hand together in this world that is going completely electronic. Nowadays, we have the ability to do things that felt impossible not too long ago, such as ordering an item from your phone and receiving it the same day, delivered right to your front door.
When you think about it, this is an incredible advancement in humanity, but this progression is slowly transforming the world as we know it.
Black Friday this year was not even close to as busy as it was in the past. People can now shop in the comfort of their own homes, but that is not all. E-commerce stores can match prices from other brick-and-mortar stores that offer face-to-face customer service and sometimes online services.
But the tricky thing is that these brick-and-mortar stores must evolve quickly to online shopping if they have not already because e-commerce is becoming the new norm.
E-commerce has exploded over the past decade, which has led to almost 25% of the entire world population shopping online. People can buy or sell whatever they want, whenever they want, from wherever they want.
I think this is the ultimate advantage that e-commerce offers, which is why I believe retail outlets and malls will sooner or later not be needed, and we will be able to do everything over the internet. But is that a good thing? Efficiency does not necessarily mean we are heading in the right direction, and I believe buying in person can be better depending on what you are looking for, but that could just be me.