As you’ve probably heard, E-commerce is the fastest growing retail market in the world right now, and its sales are set to double in the next decade.
So what will shopping in the future look like?
Will we buy everything online or in high-tech modern supermarkets like this one?
Although we can’t predict the future, we can take the advantages and pitfalls of online shopping into consideration.
While anyone can set up an e-shop and sell something over the internet, customers can only find out if their online shopping is actually any good from comments and reviews from fellow buyers, or by taking the plunge themselves. Shopping online, especially for high quality products, can sometimes turn out harder than walking around the city centre itself to find the best products. Online, it’s a lot harder to understand how good the standard of the products sold is – it all looks the same on a computer screen.
For example, would you go and buy some fresh food from a tiny little dirty road run by undesirable people? Or from a dark, mysterious warehouse? Maybe not, but over the internet its hard to tell who you are shopping from.
While browsing the internet you could find some bizarre products that look authentic through a screen, but taste far from from it once they arrive. Especially if you are looking for traditional Italian products. For example,
Italian cheese making kits:
On eBay, anyone can find a cheese making kit, which allegedly allows you to make fresh mozzarella, ricotta or other cheese in just 30 minutes. The cost? Not much, from 20 to 50 pounds. Well you know what they say, if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.
The kit contains: a dairy thermometer, a yard of re-useable butter muslin, 8oz (227g) citric acid, 10 vegetable rennet tablets, 8oz (227g) cheese salt and a recipe booklet. All you need to do is add fresh milk to “make real Mozzarella & Ricotta in no time at all” and one kit will produce up to thirty 1lb (454g) batches of cheese.
As you've probably heard, E-commerce is the fastest growing retail market in the world right now, and its sales are set to double in the next decade. So what will shopping in the future look like? Will we buy everything online or in high-tech modern supermarkets like this one? Although we can't predict the future, we can…