Saturday, October 17, 2015

Pros & Cons of Online Shopping

I assume that most of us have had the online shopping experience, it can be both satisfying and dissatisfaction in several ways. Based on my experience, I do not really pay attention on the online retailers that much since I love trying the products on at the stores, however, I have also tried purchasing the products from a wide variety online pure play retailers including Missguided, Boohoo, Ebay, e.t.c. in order to measure many factors such as delivery services, payment methods, and quality of the materials. Isn't it interesting how some consumers tend to be tempted to buy the goods online nowadays? Personally, there are a lot of advantages and disadvantages we have to be aware of. 


Online shopping offers the consumers a lot of benefits such as convenience, affordable price, variety of products, and even catalogue with credit (you can also check more info on the website at, which provides funds to the customers to shop online. The main reason why I buy the items online is because the price ranges that actually reasonable, as well as, the product choices. Sometimes, when some of the pure players gift me their stuff, obviously the delivery service has to be as fast as possible, as they want to impress me in return of the positive feedback on The Equinox Fashion. Anyway, I still think that online stores can be the great choices for those who have limited budget in shopping, but still want to buy something on trend. The prices of the products are really varied, from cheap to expensive. However, I still think that if I have to spend $$$ on just one clothes, I would rather pay for the high-end brand when I can actually touch and see the product myself. For me, online clothing retailers are the choices when I want something cheap, trendy, and can get rid of without feelings like wasting the money.


Fortunately, I have never had any problems about online shopping at all, except one Manchester based brands, which delayed my order for almost a month. I have read a lot of negative feedback of the customers online and I feel frustrated for them. There are three things I do concern when buying clothes or any other items online; quality, delivery service, and return& refund option. Sometimes, the quality of the products we buy can be as crap as they can be. Of course, digital camera, and photoshop can make it happens! It is very easy to pay for what we want, but it can be so annoying about the returning and refund process. There are a lot of people I know have had a problem with the online stores about asking the money back because it always takes a while. 

Have you ever had any good or bad shopping experiences? 


  1. quality is a big issue for me too when online shopping! hate it when the product turns out to be crappier than it seemed in pictures!! feels totally conned :|

  2. I cannot stand when they do not have my size or when I have to wait for my shipping.

  3. I always have problems with ebay shipping items to thailand with no tracking (cause with tracking it's so expensive you probably already know that) and they got lost after :-( I still love online shopping though.

    Come to tokyo soon na siss <3


  4. I'm in love with your backpack! <3

  5. Im a strong believer in online shopping =)

  6. Very interesting post!! Kisses
    el blog de Sunika

  7. Lovely photos! I usually only do online shopping if they do free delivery and returns as then I don't feel like I'm wasting my money if it doesn't fit right :) xx

  8. Dear Gail, so sorry you had this experience. Personally I shop mostly online and so far I mostly good experiences! Honestly I'm very happy that online shopping is existing as here in the Bavarian country there are not that many good shops :) Love the cool pictures you share here and also the edgy top!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  9. Beautiful pics and lovely smile!!!
    I love shopping online!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  10. It does save a lot of time.. but I would much rather shop for clothes in person because of sizing matters and also to feel the fabric!

  11. I had one before when I bought pairs of shoes, happened many times. The sizes. The shipping time and any fees added depending if what the terms and conditions are can be a pain. For items like things, they can be bent and sellers save on shipping so wrapping them with a thin material can cause that. They have to send me another item, or worse, in Amazon, I get my full refund back if I decide to just keep it after i complain.

  12. Nice bag ;)))

    The Cutielicious

  13. Your smiling is so cute!
    I have never have a trouble online shop.
    Because I choose things I have others of the brand or trying it in the shop near my house.
    I love online shop, too:))


  14. I have never had any issues too. Besides the quality, rest can easily pass.
    Love this chic look, the bagpack adds the edge.
    New Post on my blog, do drop by soon ,<3

  15. Indeed, there are many advantages and disadvantages of online shopping. I still prefer physical stores!
    90's kid, I loved your shirt! <3

  16. I can't say I've ever had any issues with online shopping, though having said that I make sure never to shop last-minute. If I'm ever desperately in need of an item, I head straight out to the shops to avoid late deliveries! I love your lila metallic backpack by the way :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  17. This is such a great post! I have had a few online shopping problems like the wrong products being sent to me, but that is I definitely love the convenience of shopping online!

  18. Great post, Gail! So far, my online shopping experience has been pretty good except for couple of occasion where the dress don't fit. That's the only setback for me :<

  19. I agree, quality is so important. Great shots X

  20. Very pretty. I had only one problem with online shopping one day : my packagage arrived very late and not at home ! Kisses ;)