Yifeng Wang

Online Shopping Doesn’t Save You Time

Online shopping is usually considered time-saving. In most cases, however, this belief doesn't hold true.

Online shopping has two major problems:

  1. Over-informing
  2. Under-informing

For any item you want to buy, there are too many options to choose from and there is too much information to research on. In the meantime, since there is no way for you to actually feel the items or compare in person, the aforementioned information can that pretty useless. Many times text, images, or even videos just don't cut it. You end up consuming excessive amount of energy and time trying to determine the best, an impossible task.

I’ll avoid online shopping when possible on items best tried out in person.