Shopping is the examination of the goods or services of the retailers with intent to purchase at that time. Shopping is an activity of selection and purchase.
For many, shopping is considered a recreational activity and entertainment in a variety of stores that you visit with a premeditated intent to purchase a product.
Window shopping is an activity that is to visit stores with no intention to buy, but to pass the time between other activities, or to plan a later purchase.
For some, shopping is a task of inconvenience and vexation. Buyers sometimes go to great lengths to wait in long lines to buy popular products.
Systems of delivering by mail to home, and modern technology (such as television, telephones and the Internet), in combination with e-commerce and business -to-consumer online, allows consumers to shop at home. There are three main types of home shopping: by mail or phone from catalogs, by phone order in response to advertisements in print and electronic media (such as periodicals, television and radio), and online purchases.
Online shopping has completely redefined the way people make their buying decisions, the Internet provides access to a wealth of information about a particular product, which can be viewed, evaluated and compared. Online shopping allows the buyer to save the time and expense, which would have been spent traveling to the store or mall.