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.
Black Friday may be over, but Cyber Monday is just getting underway. That means - you can skip the lines at the mall and score deals online. Retailers are promising online bargains on a whole range of products - from clothing to electronics. In the US alone, Cyber Monday is expected to bring in seven-point-eight billion dollars this year.
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.