Online shopping malls are looking more and more like a staple of modern commerce and are clearly here to stay.
Wikipedia describes e commerce like this. ” E-commerce (also written as e-commerce or similar variants), short for electronic commerce, is trading in products or services using computer networks, such as the internet. Electronic commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, internet marketing , online transaction processing, electronic data interchange, inventory management systems and automated data collection systems. Modern electronic commerce typically uses the World Wide Web. For at least one part of the transactions life cycle, although it may also use other technologies such as email.”*
The ease and convenience of online shopping are some of the main draws but there are many other advantages. If your local franchise is out of an item there is a good chance of being able to buy that item from one of that stores other franchises. You don’t even need to get dressed to shop online. You don’t need gas in your car, don’t have to worry about your car getting damaged in the parking lot or have any problems with your fellow shoppers. There is no running from store to store comparing prices. Here you can have a window open to each store, making comparison shopping the easiest it has ever been.
Whatever you are looking for can be found online these days. Here are a few very good examples of well run quality e commerce sites. Malls that epitomize convenience are Amazon affiliated mall like these; http://luxuryshoppingandmore.com/index.html and Both of these malls are models of e commerce sites
This next mall is by far the biggest and set up with much thought to consumers as well as affiliates.
http://www.ourgvmall.com/Shopping/ShopMall.asp?SI=59248&SBI=0—–You will need to sign up ‘at least as a free customer to capitalize on the tremendous savings that are possible through this incredible shopping site. It has an interface that brings together 30,000 coupons to 1500 or more stores. Popular stores like Walmart, Best Buy, and Target.
For convenience sake all these malls have been put on 1 simple page. http://www.bestonlineshoppingmall.biz/