online store : Java Glossary
- online store
An online store is where where you can purchase goods over the Internet for mail or courier delivery.
- They usually have a huge range of goods in stock.
- They are open 24/7.
- No clerks jitter at you if you window shop.
- The prices are usually slightly lower than brick and mortar stores, but shipping counteracts that.
- You can comparison shop without leaving your desk.
- There is usually much more detailed information available products than in brick and mortar stores.
- There are often reviews by people who previously bought the product.
- The checkout procedure is often buggy. It is impossible to get the proprietors to fix the problems. You have to work around them.
- Amazon, in particular, often lists the same item under half a dozen different item numbers, all at different prices. It is up to you to
track down the best price.
- You have to pay shipping and wait for the goods to arrive.
- This is nobody to ask for advice on what to purchase or where to look.
- Many online stores demand a credit card, which is less secure than sending them a
pile of signed blank cheques.