From hitting the mall with your girlfriends on a Saturday afternoon, to holiday spending on gifts that go under the tree, shopping could be called one of Person's favorite pastimes.
Shopping is the activity of searching, selecting and ultimately purchasing products and services that fulfill the needs, wants and desires of customers. Sometimes it can take the shape of a leisurely activity like window shopping and sometimes its becomes very demanding and tiring when one shops for goods that are in the high price shopping category like luxury goods and services.. Though shopping is something that we do almost every day, be it for vegetables, fruits, general grocery to luxury items but study of it takes a totally new shape for researchers, both in the field of psychology and business.
Retail is the dominion of women; they shop to purchase both essential and discretionary goods, to relax, and to socialize. So it's not surprising that women account for over 80 percent of consumer spending. Men, in contrast, are reluctant store shoppers and much more focused, shopping only if they intend to buy a specific item and wanting to get in and out quickly. A number of research studies SHOWS that much of this admittedly stereotypical behavior carries over to online shopping.
The early days of online shopping were actually quite male-oriented as the selection of products was limited to computers, software, music, and consumer electronics. As tools for product and price comparison (the ability to do this without having to visit physical stores is particularly attractive to men) became available, males became even more enthusiastic about ecommerce. Then as the variety of online goods expanded to food, apparel, home goods, and toys, females took to online shopping.
For most people, it means some new clothes for work or a small trinket for a friend. For others, however, shopping is much more than an enjoyable pastime, and in some cases, it is a real and destructive addiction that can turn into a financial disaster. But over and above shopping is a never ending fun.
So if you want a break from your busy schedule and want to do something fun, shopping can be the best option for you to chose. So grab your wallets and move out to shop.