storesSo, you are a regular shopper and buy goods at in-stores and online stores alike, but do you know that there's more to the use of these store types than just buying and selling? Understanding the use of both store types is paramount to a great shopping experience, and you can't afford to lose out.

These stores both have their own advantages and disadvantages, and it could be confusing to choose one over the other at times. We understand this too, and in a bid to help you make up your mind, we present to you the basic features of both types of shops in the infographic below.

Since the advent of online stores sometime between the early to mid-1990's and with the first successful transaction online in 1994, online shopping has witnessed an upward trend.

Before its emergence and wide acceptance, shoppers were restricted to mandatory trips to in-shops. This, however, is a thing of the past, as anyone can now buy anything they need (groceries, household goods, electronics, etc.) from the comfort of their homes.  

When the term 'online shopping' pops up, some big names like Amazon (the largest online retailer), Walmart, Alibaba, eBay, Flipkart, and so on, quickly spring to mind. These platforms have a wide range of products, and all (or most) of the goods in-stores have to offer can be found in online shops too. Another benefit of online shopping is that it is significantly faster, as reports that people spend 5 to 6 minutes at most on the majority of eCommerce websites, while it would surely take them more than this just to get to a physical store.

While it's easier and more comfortable to shop for goods from your comfort zone, there are several other benefits that are peculiar to in-stores as well. As with everything else, both store types have their own unique benefits and limitations.

As expected, there are ardent proponents of in-stores and online stores and the comparison is one that will likely go on for years. Having said that, you might want to read this infographic to the end before you make up your mind on which store type to consider your favorite.

There is no doubt that at the end of this infographic, your knowledge of both in-stores and online stores would have considerably increased. You would be able to make up your mind on which store type to opt for when making your next big purchase.


Written by Bahtiyar
Bahtiyar is a businessman, Internet marketer, blogger, traveler, and the founder of one of the world's most popular blogs Bahtiyar World.