A business deals with selling of goods for money to customers is shop. An activity in which customers go and wish to buy suitable goods presented in shops is shopping. It provides more money to an economy of every country and considered as a best leisure activity by all. Range of shopping experience may delightful or may terrific. Different factors included in that some are treating customer by consumer, purchased goods type, mood and convenience. Other shoppers influencing makes shopping experience. In ancient days to sell goods merchants from Greeks kept stall in market place. Forum type of market place are utilizing by Rome. A soldier written shopping list dated 75-125 CE has found near Hadrian’s Wall which used by Romans. In olden days goods are shop by people in nearby town at weekly once.
In 18th century the number of people increased gradually who consume goods by using their income. They are forcing to buy house hold goods to keep up their status. In this century for upper and middle class goods variety seems tremendous. This leads sellers to make goods selling in retail shops and shopping concept arises. In this century in London it was found that the first window shopping opened. To make customers attractive they arrange bright lights, patronage, neatly arrangement of goods and advertisements. It made difficult for customers to make shopping in shops of one kind of goods. For that in 19th century departmental stores started up which makes variety of goods selling in a department.
Shopping venues and detailed explanation
Venues in shopping are shopping hubs, stores, party shopping, neighborhood shopping and home shopping. Shopping hubs commonly known as downtown is found as a commercial zone in many cities. It is a business grouping and collection of many stores. Stores sell sets of goods and with multiple categories as well as different pricing. Second hand goods are selling by shops, sometimes used goods are selling to shops by public. To bookstores the old books are resell by students. Types of retail stores are boutiques, gift shops, hobby stores, bookstores, candy shops, pet stores, supermarkets, hypermarkets, general stores, big-box stores, convenience store and hardware shops. Goods seen in television or internet are ordering from home with help of electronic commerce is home shopping. Three types of home shopping are using catalogue telephone ordering, seeing advertisement telephone ordering and online shopping.
Now most of the customers are focusing their shopping towards online shopping. It’s a worldwide shopping which people get their necessary goods from any place of the world by ordering it through website with help of internet. It makes shopping more easily and saves time. Many of people’s get irritating to make shopping along with crowds and get tensed. For that kind of people online shopping is most helpful tool. Payment in online shopping made mostly with debit card or credit card. It is available 24 hours a day and makes simple way of ordering. After ordering they mentioned the time of delivery of goods, within the time limit they deliver it. Some existing online shopping website names are jabong, flipkart, snapdeal, amazon and myntra.