Internet Purchasing

Internet purchasing is the act of buying products or services via the Internet, as differentiated from purchasing by some other means, such as retail. From a consumer standpoint, purchasing items online is an increasingly attractive option. Internet shopping can be done in the comfort of one's own home without the need to face traffic, crowds, limited business hours, or checkout lines. Online, consumers can buy nearly anything. Popular stores sell items such as electronics and home furnishings, and some offer nonperishable—or even perishable—foodstuffs if the consumer happens to live in an area served by such a provider. In addition, in the United States, the extra cost added for shipping fees is often completely offset by immunity from out-of-state sales taxes, although this might not be ...

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