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Differences Between Online and Traditional Shopping


Online vs Traditional Shopping

Shopping is probably one of the oldest terms used to talk about what we have all been doing over the years, if possible, eras. Then again, in ancient times, the terms that would have been used would be ‘trading’ or ‘bartering’ and probably even ‘market.’ So what has traditional shopping have to offer now that the internet has opened up a wider and more enticing market to the current consumers?

What is online shopping?

Simply put, it is any form of sale that is done over the internet. Shopping has certainly gotten a new definition since the arrival of the internet. Because of what the internet has to offer, that is, any person or company from any part of the world who is able to post and sell goods on the internet via a website is able to sell. What’s more, any consumer does not have to worry about having to find means to exchange monetary paper because not just online banking is made available, the consumer is given the option to pay through different payment methods. These days, it is even easier to find the most difficult of all products, by easily typing in the product or item that you are looking for. One doesn’t have to worry about location because logistic companies are also joining the bandwagon, so to speak, and helps in making sure that their products would be available to any and all destinations in the world. In fact, there are more and more advantages and benefits to online shopping and why people choose to do this type of shopping over traditional shopping.

What is traditional shopping?

Imagine going to a store, think of your favourite store in the nearest mall to where you live. You get into the store, slowly walking from rack to rack, checking out the display, putting a dress over your body and trying to check out your reflection on one of the nearby full-view mirrors that are placed all around the store. You move on to the next display rack, and probably make another selection and do the same thing you did earlier. This is what traditional shopping is about. Having the ability to physically choose and check out what an item or product is like, would look like, and what its features are. This is why some consumers still prefer the traditional type of shopping over online shopping because for one, it allows them to meticulously check out an item. Some consumers are not quite certain with their own size, sometimes fitting a size that would normally be bigger or smaller than their actual size. So in retrospect, while online shopping has not just numerous benefits and advantages as explained by many online consumers as well as studies and surveys, there are still conventional shoppers who like to check out the product that they are interested in buying.


Online shopping has given any and all types of consumers the ability of being able to buy anything, that is, any type of item or product, regardless of where its location is in any part of the world. What’s more, the consumer does not have to leave the confines of his house or current location to be able to own and purchase the merchandise, item, or product that he wants.

Traditional shopping still allows for more ground to the consumer in terms of being able to physically check out and even try out the merchandise that he wants.

So if you have certain peculiarities, quirks, or habits that you, as a consumer, would have, no matter what type of shopping you choose, whether you would go for online shopping or traditional shopping, the bottom line is that you would always be able to find the best means to whatever suits you in both the money factor and the need or want factor.

Why we love wildlife

The importance of wildlife to a continued human
existence has never been more obvious than it is today.
Nature is, and has always been, valued for its aesthetic values.
In an increasingly commercialised world which can often feel cold and empty,
it is important that we have something inspiring and thought provoking to turn to when we need a break.
Wild animals can fill this void, whether we simply visit a park and watch the pigeons for a while, go to the zoo,
or are lucky enough to experience animals in their wild habitat.
Historically, wildlife has played a huge part in the day to day life of many cultures. As a part of religious ceremonies,
community events, and community bonding, wild animals still have a huge role in many countries.

Scientists can use models of animal distribution to define the best methods for the preservation of the natural environment.
Animal behaviour can also be an important indicator of unprecedented events, such as earthquakes, tsunami’s, or large storms.
Historical information shows that wildlife can behave differently when they sense an imminent threat. If this knowledge could be harnessed effectively, it could save countless lives through early warning systems, allowing people to adequately prepare.

When shown in a positive light, wild animals can inspire people to lead a sustainable lifestyle. They can invoke feelings of sympathy and compassion, causing people to be conscious of the damaging effects of their lifestyles.
Wild animals provide a range of services to the human existence. They can be valuable subjects for modern scientific research and play a huge role in cultures across the world. People can turn to nature for a release when the drags of the modern world become too great.

With respect to the conservation and future of our planet, animals can inspire people to change their lifestyle and rally for a brighter future. If a larger portion of the human population were to realise the importance of wild animals to their existence, they would be able to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

It is commonly believed that the more diversity of life within an ecosystem the stronger it is and the better able it is
to sustain itself in the face of external stresses. Biodiversity is also key for the continued provision of ecosystems services it provides, which serve both humans and the systems themselves, although the term is largely used in relation to the benefits reaped by us.

Other benefits of biodiversity include cultural, spiritual and recreational values. Because people evolve with their
environments, their history and identity is embedded there.
Human life relies on our ecosystems providing the life-sustaining services of providing oxygen, detoxifying our soil and water, providing materials for clothing and shelter and providing our food and the nutrients we require.
Biodiversity is measured not only by the richness of an area in the number of diverse species living there, but it also
considers the evenness of the species. This is because the more equal species are in proportion to each other, the more stable it is because there are not dominant species. Dominant species may reflect an imbalance in the food chain which will likely lead to the extinction of the prey. Or a dominant species could be an invasive plant that will overtake the native plants in the competition for soil.
In essence, any reduction of the diversity of life, whether by human hands or by natural causes, weakens the links that exist among species and habitats.

Given the interconnected nature of ecosystems, where a change in one area can have far reaching effects elsewhere,
it is therefore vital to maintain as great a variety of species as possible in order to ensure the continued healthy
existence of the planet.