Pros and cons of online shopping
Evaluating Arguments in Article Analysis
Article 1 : Benefits Of Shopping Online
The issue that is being discussed is about the benefits of online shopping . The article is written on 7th February 2009 by Mansi Citranshi . Today , the world is already at the tip of our fingers . We can do so many things by using internet .Online shopping is a form of electronic commerce where buyers can directly buy goods or services from a seller over the internet service . We can choose a variety of goods from all over the world and evokes the physical analogy of buying products from a bricks-and-mortar store . The author is trying to emphasize the bright side of doing online shopping nowadays . She states that in this recessionary phase , the economy was dilapidated in this global world , millions are affected and masses are short on funds . Masses are exploring the propriety of one stop online shopping web now . Thus , online shopping is the best way to shop nowadays .
The article’s intended audience is more to teens and adults . This is because the majority of Internet user consists from the range of age at 18-32 . This generation prefer to use the Internet to use the Internet more as a tool for information searches and buying products apart from using the Internet largely for entertainment and for communicating with friends and family . Thus , the author are listing lots of benefits of online shopping so that the generation will change their shopping polarity from shopping in brick-and-mortar shopping complex to online shopping . This also can persuade peoples who think negatively about online shopping to change their perspectives .
Most evidence that are presented by the author to support her arguments are based on her own experience and observation on today’s shopping trend . She puts all her observation and experiences to share about the online shopping’s pros . Online shopping is something that is beneficial for those who wants to save their time and fuels . It also provide a vivid range of products for everyone from all over the world . After all you will feel comfortable to shop since you do not have to find any parking spot and be in crowded place.
The argument is complete. The author give sufficient explanation on what she’s writing about . Online shopping do give us many benefit in our daily life . It helps us to shop within a short time and stay in our comfort zone . However , I think that this author a bit biased . She only stated the benefits of online shopping without saying anything on the bad effect of online shopping .
As an individual reader , I do agree with most of the points that are stated in the article . Life as a teenager and student needs me to be smart enough to juggle my time so that I can study well and enjoy my life as a youth at the same time . I really love to shop but sometimes insufficient time and money become obstacles for myself . Thus , I find out that online shopping is the best solution for all the shopaholics out there . The author stated that by doing online shopping , we can compare the quality and prices from many website just by using the Internet . This can help me to make a budget and make a right decision to purchase any product which is the cheapest but has the best quality . Besides that , I also can shop right away from anywhere I am as long as there is Internet service and do not have to stuck with the crowd and queue up a long line just to pay for a single product .Do you realize that by online shopping we can actually help to save the environment ? This is because when we do online shopping , at the same time we are using less paper to print out pamphlets and reducing the fuel consumption .
From this article , I learn few new things about online shopping that I did not know before . I just knew that the price of products in online shopping are cheaper than in physical store because the online store have less operating and overhead costs for their products . Plus , we also can save more money by utilizing the coupon codes that we have collected . The more we shop with that website , the more coupon codes can be collected and get more discounts . Interesting , right ? I really enjoy reading this article .
It makes me more confident to shop online and turns down all my negative thoughts about online shopping .
Article 2 : What’s Wrong With Online Shopping
The issue that is being discussed is about the disadvantages of online shopping . The article is written on 4th May 2010 by Brad Tuttle . Even though nowadays almost everything can be done by using Internet , we still need to be aware with the bad sides of it . There are so many things that we do not know happening behind the scene . We only know that internet can make our life simpler . The author is telling us the disadvantages of online shopping . Behind the convenience , there are many problems arising because of it . There are price inconsistency , coupons game and lots more . Thus , we need to think twice before make an order from online store .
The article’s intended audience is for those teenagers and adults who are crazy over online shopping . This is so worrying since some of them have even become addicted into it . They feel like their day will not be complete if they do not scrolling over the shopping website or purchasing something from them . In addition of that , they do not realize that actually their debt or credit card usage is almost at the limit . This can lead to bankruptcy to those shopaholic .
Most evidence that are presented by the author to support his arguments are based on his own experience and also some facts from interview and experiments done by Paco Underhill , the consumer culture scholar of Why We Buy. Paco Underhill has discussed all sorts of online shopping frustration with the WSJ Digits blog . He is wondering why the prices of the products are inconsistent from the store and the website . This can lead to frustration among the customer when they find out about this . Underhill also had an experiment featured with WSJ Post to investigate whether retail store would match the prices of its online website and does their brick-and-mortar shop will accept returns for products purchased online . This is all about customer service consistency .
The argument is complete. The author do give sufficient explanation on what he’s writing about . Facts and his own experiences make this article more interesting . I also feels like he is not a biased writer . Even though he is writing on the disadvantages of online shopping , he still agreed that online shopping is much faster rather than going to the physical shop . Besides online shopping also can be done 24 hours a day . However , there are many disadvantages on top of it .
As an individual reader , I do agree with the points in the article . We should not trust 100% with the online shopping website . Be a smart shopper and do not easily being fooled by the items shown in the website. We have to compare the price shown in the web with the price shown in their brick-and-mortar shop . Some company put a different price for a same item . This is not fair and can create confusion to buyers . Besides that , we also should not be tricked with coupon games . Coupon code that have been collected while we buy online can be used to redeem discounts or free gift . However , sometimes the code do not work for mysterious reasons . It is just a way used by the retailers to attract customers to buy their product by making us feel special with an `exclusive’ offer .
From this article , I learn few new things about online shopping that I did not realized before . I get to know that online shopping is not truly safe for us , especially the teenagers . We are still young and sometime we do not think twice before doing something . We just follow our hearts . I bet not many of us realize that the retail and online divisions of a company is being handled by different people or groups . Sometimes they are more like competitors rather than a team although they are using the same company name . Besides that , recently in NY Times , there is an issue about `behavioral tracking’ . The retailers are tracking our shopping activity by using web coupons to compile data on our shopping habits. This is to get to know customers better and what is their shopping tendency . Don’t you feel creepy since you are being watched secretly by someone we do not know ? I do not want that to happen to me .