Buying Books Online - The Virtual Book Store
Shopping from the comfort of ones home has caught up in India as in the western countries. With most business houses going global, it
has become easier to buy any product from anywhere in the world at the click of the mouse or touch on the screen. Technology has brought
the shopping malls right on to ones desktop. The logistics involved of buying the products from the comfort of your home or office is next
to nil. Consumers can find the products of interest by visiting the website of the retailers or online shopping portals through the search
engines. Once they select the required product, the payment can either be made online through real-time or cash on delivery.
In India online shopping are experienced by the group of people who have had an exposure to the benefits of the Internet and these
online stores. For developing countries like India and for the low-income households in developed countries, adoption of e-commerce in
place of conventional shopping methods is limited due to affordability and lack of Internet access. Most of the online shopping in India
is done for buying books or for buying services such as tickets for travel by rail or air, hotel bookings and vacation travel bookings. These
being the safe options, as far as payment options are concerned.
For buying books online, the customer can browse through various web stores that offer online sales of books and periodicals. These online
books generally have a large repository of books under every subject and hence provide the customer with a varied selection. A customer
who is looking out for the book "
States-The Story of My Marriage" by Chetan Bhagat , can browse for the title through the search
engine. This will help list all the online stores, which have this particular book, listed on its repository with the number of copies available
for sale. Once located, the customer can than go through the preview pages or search for a review of the book through the options available
under the "Review 2 States The Story Of My Marriage".
The major benefit of the buying books online is that decision to purchase is dependent on the satisfaction level of the review and the
preview pages. This not only saves the time and energy required to reach the bookstore and spend time browsing through various
magazines and newspapers for a review of the book, but also helps in reading about the book at ease from ones comfort zone. Once the
product is purchased, one can choose the delivery options of either downloading the books as an e-book, drop shipping by a third party
vendor, in store-pickup or a door delivery. Credibility of the company, quality of services, netettiquetes, their expertise online books sales
and design and development of the website go a long way in building a strong customer base.
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