Online shopping Wikipedia

When ordering merchandise online, the item may not work properly, it may have defects, or it might not be the same item pictured in the online photo. Merchants also risk fraudulent purchases if customers are using stolen credit cards or fraudulent repudiation of the online purchase. However, merchants face less risk from physical theft by using a warehouse instead of a retail storefront. Secure Sockets Layer encryption has generally solved the problem of credit card numbers being intercepted in transit between the consumer and the merchant. However, one must still trust the merchant not to use the credit card information subsequently for their own purchases, and not to pass the information to others.

  • Before the existence of e-commerce, which enables online stores to pop up, people have to visit the department stores or shopping malls to buy what they want and need.
  • Online shopping is a form
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