Online shopping includes all kinds of purchasing processes via the Internet. Online retailers offer their products on special platforms (online shops).
The customer selects a certain product with a mouse click and pays electronically. The sector is also known as e-commerce. Popular sales platforms are Amazon, Alibaba, ebay or Zalando.
Shopping malls have seen a major decline over past decades due among other factors to the rise of online shopping. Now, a proposed megamall just north of Paris is making a bid to be relevant by becoming glitzier than ever and piling on the added attractions. But environmentalists have other ideas of what the city of the future should look like.