Will online stores overshadow shopping malls by year 2050?

Shopping online is the latest trend. Definitely it saves money and time if you are a wise buyer. In the past two years or so, online shopping has witnessed a wide expansion. Most recently I read an article with an opinion that big shop malls and shops are going to disappear and people would prefer to shop online. Instead they would love to spend their shopping time to build their careers and other options. In a busy modern life, online shopping is the best option. What do you think?

Category: Shopping & Leisure 5 years ago
Sandhya Rani
Asked 5 years ago
Sandhya Rani Actually I quoted it wrong....Now corrected the question. And what's your opinion now, flying with wings of imagination? - Sandhya Rani - 5 years ago

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In spite of increasing trends in online shopping, there is still a considerably large-sized population that does not access to internet for online shopping or the required credit cards, debit cards or online banking facilities. So there is no threat of all the shopping malls and supermarkets dying a sure death. Sure the number is going to reduce but that will depend entirely on the location and the kind of people that live around and near it.

Kalyani Nandurkar
Answered 5 years ago
Kalyani Nandurkar
Sandhya Rani Actually I quoted it wrong....Now corrected the question. And what's your opinion now, flying with wings of imagination? - Sandhya Rani - 5 years ago

Absolutely not.....Online shopping is no doubt convenient but nowhere has the same charm as shopping in malls and shopping arcades.I am sure most people would like to go out and shop rather than become couch potatoes and shop at home..

usha manohar
Answered 5 years ago
usha manohar
Sandhya Rani Actually I quoted it wrong....Now corrected the question. And what's your opinion now, flying with wings of imagination? - Sandhya Rani - 5 years ago

Just because you have an online store now you want to change our shopping habits. You know I bought a 7" tablet yesterday that was available online for 1300/ cheaper but I went for a local dealer. The reason - you do not get proper service on online stores.

suni51
Answered 5 years ago
suni51
Sandhya Rani :) - Sandhya Rani - 5 years ago
Sandhya Rani Actually I quoted it wrong....Now corrected the question. And what's your opinion now, flying with wings of imagination? - Sandhya Rani - 5 years ago
suni51 I shop online for many services but not the ones which I know I can save bargaining or make them allow discount with bargaining for sure. Besides India is not yet fully secured for customers interests like developed countries where they offer lots of free samples to customers to keep themselves updated with trends and quality. They send regular surveys to all who subscribe to their site and keep a good watch on market. They never hesitate change material even if it's not their fault. In India no one is accept even if the customer is right. I am waiting for that day to come. - suni51 - 5 years ago

Undoubtedly online marketing has witnesses a big leap of late. With its features like "pay after delivery, return ability made easy' online marketing definitely has come of age. But, when it comes to whether online shopping has the potentiality to replace malls and shops, my answer is a firm NO. because, net availability has not developed in tune with the online shopping in India.. Net usage hasn't penetrated deep into the remote regions of India.

rambabu
Answered 5 years ago
rambabu
Sandhya Rani Actually I quoted it wrong....Now corrected the question. And what's your opinion now, flying with wings of imagination? - Sandhya Rani - 5 years ago

The feel and deal we experience while shopping in a Mall or a shop cannot get from online shopping. The choice depends on our attitude and how busy we are. Our laziness, as well as the magic power in our fingertips to bring anything in front of our doorsteps, compels us to go online. However, there is no chance of shopping malls vanishing from the world, as long as diversity exists in human nature.       

RAMAKRISHNAN. A
Answered 5 years ago
RAMAKRISHNAN. A
Sandhya Rani Actually I quoted it wrong....Now corrected the question. And what's your opinion now, flying with wings of imagination? - Sandhya Rani - 5 years ago

In my opinion, we can't predict the future. Things have changed a lot in the past 10 years or so... Financial stability of family, shopping habits, living style etc etc. Now it's a boom time to shopping malls and so. But in a fast expanding country like India (in terms of population), I am not sure how space will be available for such malls after 35 or 50 years. Though online shopping won't completely replace other shopping experiences, I am sure this explosion in the fast booming of malls in big towns and cities will gradually slowdown for one reason or another, at least in big cities where online shopping is making wide developments. 

Sandhya Rani
Answered 5 years ago
Sandhya Rani
Kalyani Nandurkar It has already slowed down, one can see so many big malls and supermarkets being closed down now, these businesses were prospering once upon a time. Now they have to close down because they cannot make enough money to pay the rent, staff and are losing money. All because of boom in online shopping. Every time a new business booms, there is another one to take the fall. But these changes are not really permanent. Online businesses will also soon decrease its charm and ultimately it also depends on the ingenuity of the owners how they make their business more charming and appealing to customers. - Kalyani Nandurkar - 5 years ago
Sandhya Rani yes u r right. we can expect anything in future n of course we can expect many new surprises. let us wait n watch - Sandhya Rani - 5 years ago
Sandhya Rani In Kerala, shopping mall boom has made great developments in the past 2 years. It may be not the same case of metro cities (as Kalyani suggested ago). one year ago, India's biggest shopping mall was opened in Kochi. In Thrissur too, two big malls have opened and a few projects in pipeline. It means it's still shopping mall boom in Kerala. In my knowledge, online grocery stories have not become profitable in Kerala, as in the case of big cities in other parts of the country. Now we are hopping best for our newly started business - Sandhya Rani - 5 years ago
Sandhya Rani u suggested now, not ago...hahaha - Sandhya Rani - 5 years ago

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I think online shopping has gained so much popularity that we have minimized the no.of visits to shopping malls. But still there is a large section of people who still like to visit malls for shopping. So, the existence of malls are under threat but still it is not likely that mall will shut completely.

Mousumi Ghosh
Answered 5 years ago
Mousumi Ghosh
Sandhya Rani yes, me too think so. Malls are definitely not going to shut down completely :) - Sandhya Rani - 5 years ago

Currently, the physical market is much vaster than the online shop. But the internet technology is moving ahead fast. The scenario in 2050 may be very different from what we see today. We may not even be able to imagine the conditions in 2050. I expect that in 2050, every one will be computer and net savvy. Population is increasing. So displacement of physical shop by online shopping may enable us to use the land resources more economically.  We would be using less land and less transport in the process. I can only imagine the 2050 scenario but would not live so long. 

Gulshan Kumar Ajmani
Answered 5 years ago
Gulshan Kumar Ajmani
Sandhya Rani You have given the brilliant reply among all. You also provided suitable points to your statements. Dont worry sir....you are going to live 100+ :) - Sandhya Rani - 5 years ago
Gulshan Kumar Ajmani Thank you Sandha for your wishes for my long life. However in 2050, my age will be 2050-1946 viz. 104 years. . - Gulshan Kumar Ajmani - 5 years ago

Since last two years I have started online shopping. And honestly yes we can save more money in compare to offline. I don't prefer all the items from online stores, but yes some particular items can give more benefit to us.

Online shopping sites have seriously made impact on offline stores. Here store peoples were doing strikes just because of these online sites that they are loosing customers.

AKP
Answered 5 years ago
AKP

Online shopping can never beat the experience of shopping malls. May be in future there is a demand for space for shopping malls but i think that time also shopping malls will run successfully. If we compare our life with early days of our ancestors they are having individual homes for every one. But today the system is changed and getting individual house is merely a great task for a common man. We can now see that builders are constructing huge buildings and people are living in the 10th floor in a flat. I think there is a space provided to shopping malls in future and people can go and visit and purchase their needs. In online shopping most of the items given less price is made in china.

Dwarakanathan
Answered 5 years ago
Dwarakanathan

On line shopping is presently in the cities, but its catching on . One reason is the price. recently I was looking for a 50 inch TV and I found one on Snapdeal, which was cheaper by Rs 8000. Its a tidy sum. I feel online will go up, but the charm of shopping at a mega store is different and that cannot be replaced.

MG Singh
Answered 5 years ago
MG Singh

even the mall owners can up with the idea of online stores.so,definitely there is more and more online stores in futures

saichand
Answered 5 years ago
saichand

I don't think so, shopping malls have its own value and online shopping have some different value. One cannot see physical view of thing you want to buy online.

Manoj Kumar Lamba
Answered 5 years ago
Manoj Kumar Lamba

The charm of physically entering a store and looking at the products will exist as we are used to involving as many senses as possible for a great experience.

Sheetal Kumar N
Answered 2 years ago
Sheetal Kumar N

May be it can happen,because of busy life's of people

Answered 5 years ago

Online stores can overshadow shopping malls by 2050 if people no longer consider shopping a leisure activity and just opt for convenience and discounts.

P.Bindu
Answered 4 weeks ago
P.Bindu

Online stores have boomed. There is a large section of population who find it a wise way in their busy schedule. And for me, it is the fear of snail paced traffic, that keeps me away from going out to shop. However, along with online stores, shopping malls have also boomed in last two years. So I do not see the threat. They both target different niche of consumers. Moreover, shopping malls also have other amenities along with shopping that provides for weekend family outings like kids play area, games, tattoo and mehendi art and cinema theater along with numerous eating outlets. All this fun misses in online shopping.  

Another point is that still most of us want to have a look and feel of the product before purchasing. 

I am not a big time shopper. But I have friends who are. They keep themselves updated on the various options (discounts etc) on both places. They opt for the place- online or mall depending on who gives more discount on the same product. I have also seen people who go and take the feel of the product in a mall and come back to buy it online as it is on discount or some offer there.

So I feel that they both are here to stay and bloom

Arunima Singh
Answered 4 years ago
Arunima Singh

No absolutely not because people prefer to see and touch the product and then decide if they want to buy or not . Photos of the product shown in sites can be cheating. And then there is the issue of after sale services. So I would prefer purchase manually.

Sreematrana
Answered 2 years ago
Sreematrana

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