The Internet has changed many aspects of our lives in a lot of unexpected ways. One of the most surprising was in the way we shop. If people had been told 30 years ago that the most popular to way to purchase products all over the world was from a website, with electronic transactions that resulted in parcels being mailed straight to a door, there would have been a lot of disbelief. Today, it’s just a way of life, and there are three more trends happening within electronic commerce that will continue to change the way shopping is done.
Mobile Is Growing
While online shopping got its start on desktop and laptop computers, it’s become a mainstay of mobile devices like phones and tablets, and this platform for usage will continue to grow. It’s easy to see why; a phone is the most portable computational device people currently have access to, much easier to carry and use than the average computer.
Traditional Outlets Need Online
Marks & Spencer as well as many other shopping outlets traditionally regarded as “brick and mortar” institutions of shopping have been finding many of their sales are now migrating online. This is once again a matter of convenience, since having access to an entire store’s inventory without needing to investigate every floor and aisle is proving to be too convenient for shoppers to ignore.
The E-Commerce Skillset Is In Demand
It should be no surprise that as e-commerce itself grows in popularity, the skilled workers required to start, maintain and sustain this infrastructure are also quickly rising in demand. A large call has been sent out across retail industries for workers that are familiar with both network maintenance as well as online transactions, and this need is only going to continue to grow as the shoppers themselves put more strain on the websites.