Hello people, I'm doing a bit of research(well I wouldn't call it proper research, just getting a feel for people's attitudes) about online shopping. Hopefully I might be doing my honours for my degree along the lines of this subject(why people do/don't shop online, and what it would take to get people to shop [more] online). Just note, none of your answers will be used anywhere, I'm just a little curious about this subject
1. Do you shop online?
2. What products do you shop for? (You don't have to give specifics if you don't want eg. computer parts, movies, music is fine.)
3. Why do you shop for those products online. Is it the price? Easier to shop online than source it at a local shop?
4. What don't you shop for online? (Groceries, clothes, personal products etc.)
5. Last of all, why don't you buy those products online. The online stores are too hard to use? Easier to go down the road to the supermarket? Don't deliver to where you live? Prefer to support locals?
I'll start to get things rolling, hopefully. I think shares, whatever you trade, is a given but feel free to list it.
Computer parts, movies, music, software, games.
I find it a lot easier to search for what I want online than go to a shop and look around while trying to find what I'm after. Generally price is a factor as well.
4. & 5.
Grocies: have you seen the web-sites for these shops, Yezzy, they're bad, really bad. Plus they generally don't deliver to where I live. Not that I buy groceries anyway, I'm still living at home, I just pay board :P
Clothes: can't try something on through a web-site. Although I think if there were tailors that took measurements I'd probably buy some clothes if it was easy enough to put the order together.
Cars: obvious one really, I don't think anyone would buy a car without seeing it in person.