A detailed infographic comparing the in-stores and online stores retail, comparing every aspect and adding amazing and curious facts.
As with just about everything else, man has always craved the easy way out when it comes to carrying out his everyday activities. This, in fact, explains why, on a daily basis, one new piece of technology emerges almost out of nowhere. The different light and heavy equipment, machines, and tools we use for our daily activities are some of the results of man’s quest to make things easier for himself.
One particular technology that is quickly gaining grounds and that has been found to serve various types of functions is the internet. This technology, which emerged sometime around the 1990s, has grown beyond its intended purpose, and it’s almost certain that those who put resources together to create it will be wowed by its rapid development.
In-Stores vs Online Stores
It is almost safe to say that the internet is currently the most employed form of technology as it serves thousands of different purposes. These purposes range from sending and receiving information to connecting with friends and loved ones, and even to buying and selling goods online.
As you might be aware of, there are over a hundred different online stores, some of the most notable ones being eBay, Amazon, and Best Buy, amongst others. Although both in-stores and online stores have their own unique pros and cons, a whole lot of buyers tend to believe the online platforms are easier to use and with more benefits when compared to their in-store counterparts.
Although it may be easier to shop online, there are those who find it easier to walk into a store and shop for what they need. Target, a major retailer in the US, Australia, and Canada, launched its online platform in 1999, and a study by redbrain.com shows that it has since made $4 billion in sales from it with a user traffic of 126 million (April 2018). Meanwhile, from its 1,829 in-store branches across the globe, a total revenue of $67 billion has since been made.
We understand that you’d most definitely have a hard time deciding which shopping method to settle for. Therefore, some qualities that are peculiar to both methods of shopping are outlined in the infographic below. It also includes a quick examination of major stores and shopping sites offering both modes of shopping.
After going through this infographic, you will get some information about both of the store types, and the next time you decide to buy something you need, you’ll have no hard time making a choice.