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How trend of online shopping increased during COVID-19?

by Krutika Lohakare
How trend of online shopping increased during COVID-19

COVID-19 is a worldwide pandemic, and everyone had to suffer a lot from this pandemic. COViD-19 had and still has harsh effects on the lives of people, and countless people lost the battle between life and death because of COVID-19. Nothing can stop COVID-19 from spreading, and still, until now, no medicine can cure people of coronavirus. The governments made people follow the SOPs of COVID-19 and advised people to stay at home. For this purpose, the government of every state put the country into a situation of complete lockdown. Complete and partial lockdowns affect the economy of every state. Because of the lockdown in COVID-19, land-based shops, restaurants, and markets are closed. But one business that continued even in pandemic and lockdown is the online businesses. Online shopping gave people countless benefits. The trend of online shopping increased significantly in COVID-19. People throughout the world are interested in online shopping. Some of the most significant ways and reasons that show how the trend of online shopping has increased during COVID-19 are listed below.

The first and most significant way online shopping has increased during COVID-19 is that people can get the things delivered at their doorsteps. People from all over the world can do online shopping as they do not have to move out of their houses. In the state of lockdown, when people are not allowed to get out of their houses, they can get the things delivered to their houses. So people moved to online shopping during COVID-19. Online Shopping in Pakistan has become quite famous during COVID-19.

  • Contactless shopping

The second significant reason that has increased the trend of online shopping in COVID-19 is that people can have contactless shopping. Avoid contact with people is the only way by which people can save themselves from coronavirus. Online shopping does not require people to make contact with shopkeepers and other buyers, and that is why people moved to online shopping during COVID-19.

  • No need to go in a rush

The third significant benefit and reason that has made people choose online shopping over land-based shopping in COVID-19 are that people do not have to go to busy places. Corona is at every place where there is a rush of people. The government has prohibited markets and land-based shops. On the other hand, online shopping does not make people go in a rush, so people are more interested in online shopping instead of doing land-based shopping.  

  • Contactless payments

Coronavirus can spread in any way that involves two people touching each other or shaking hands. While doing land-based shopping, customers and shopkeepers might shake hands with each other. Moreover, the give and take of money can also cause the coronavirus to spread. One benefit of online shopping during COVID-19 is that people can have contactless payments. People can transfer money from mobile accounts. Contactless payments can help stop the spread of the coronavirus, and that is why online shopping became trending during COVID-19.

  • No spread of COVID-19

Last but not least significant reason that has increased the trend of online shopping during COVID-19 is that online shopping has decreased and stopped the spread of coronavirus. Online shopping does not involve the physical presence of people, and that is why people are more into online shopping instead of land-based shopping.

The bottom line

The points mentioned above are some of the most significant reasons that show the reasons for online shopping becoming trendy during COVID-19. These reasons are enough to conclude that online shopping is a safe method of shopping as compared to physical shopping during COVID-19.

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