Runes of stages of online shopping

 Shopping online

Online shopping is defined as the process by which goods and services are searched and bought over the Internet using a web browser (in English: Web Browsers). So that it is delivered to the buyer without having to leave the house. [1]

Some markets provide websites as an alternative way that enables customers to buy what they need from these markets without the need to visit them, so the required commodity is delivered directly to the buyer's home, or to a nearby market to receive it from, and there are some markets that sell their products only through websites. [1]

The stages of shopping online

To buy through the electronic markets, the user needs a credit card that supports the online payment service, and some sites can accept payment by check, but this case is relatively rare, and it is clear that it is not possible to pay with cash. The online shopping process can be divided into stages, as follows: [2]

Choosing the desired goods: where the user selects the goods that he wants to buy through the site, and usually the user has the option to add the item he wants to a virtual shopping cart; When he finds the item he wants to buy, he presses a button that states the meaning of (Add to Cart) (in English: Add to Cart) or something similar, and after completing the process of selecting the goods to be purchased, press the Checkout button, which is often located above On the right of the website page, it is preferable to check the items in the basket, such as the number of pieces of each commodity, in addition to the color, sizes, and any other information.

Enter the address of shipping the goods (in English: Shipping Address): The user enters the address to which he would like the goods to be shipped, and upon entering this information, the additional cost of shipping is calculated, as it depends on the address that he entered.

Selecting the payment method: the user chooses the mechanism through which he wishes to pay, then the credit card is chosen as the payment method, and then the card type is chosen, in the absence of the type of card that the user carries within the options, this means that the website does not support payment through this type Then, another type must be chosen.

Entering credit card information: The buyer enters his name as it is written on his credit card, then enters the remaining information related to the card, which is the card number (English: Credit Card Number), its expiration date (English: Expiration Date), and the protection symbol (English: Security Code) consisting of three boxes, and it is usually printed on the back of the card, knowing that some types of cards may have their security code consisting of four characters instead of three, and be printed on the front of the card, and if the card is designated for purchase from a specific store and is not the same Known type, the user will not need to enter this code in the first place.

Enter the address of the place of receipt of credit card bills (in English: Billing Address): This address may differ from the shipping address, so if the credit card bills arrive at the post office, for example, but the user wants the goods to be delivered to a different place, he must enter this address as a shipping address Therefore, it is different from the billing receiving address.

Pros of shopping online

Internet shopping has reduced the user to the process of purchasing goods and services, so he can choose what he wants from the goods, pay for them, and then receive them without having to leave the country.

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