Life of a student these days, perhaps if not less then is as busy as depicted in popular culture. They’re up to date with the latest trends, are at par with their peers globally and with a surge of
alternate careers, a lot of college students have enough disposable income of their own. Although students of this generation have access to every form of technology, the pressure to look the part
is even higher. The answer to this quandary is the e-commerce boom that is unleashing its full force on our economy. Online shopping has emerged as a convenient mode of shopping for students especially as most of us are busy with academic and extracurricular activities and the constant pressure to make the most of those few years spent on the campus. Unlike traditional shops, online stores are always open, and this allows the students the convenience to place the order from the comfort of their homes.
The most popular of these online shopping platforms are Flipkart, Amazon India, and Myntra, Jabong and Ajio. As we all are aware, college life demands a student to look smart but on a
budget. As you can imagine online shopping has democratized the whole process. It gives the students the most trending item at the price which does not burn a hole in their pockets. What is noteworthy is the fact that online shopping has opened a plethora of options before buyers. Right from buying books to purchasing food items to electronic gadgets, air and rail tickets, apparel, gifts etc. the list is endless, and we are spoilt for choice.
Online Shopping Methods
From movie tickets to groceries to booking budget, student-friendly holidays, there’s bound to be a website that sells just what you want. If there’s a brand or store you like, you can visit a shopping website such as Flipkart or Amazon. If you are a beauty makeup and cosmetics lover, you can visit shopping websites such as Myntra or Nykaa. Some online shopping platforms are empowering not just the buyer, but the creators as well, as websites like Etsy are promoting creativity and talent among college students.
It’s no secret that as college students we want to stand out in the crowd. We want to stand out for our intellect as much as for our appearance and online shopping just makes the whole process easy and safe. Given that most online platforms are Verizon protected, chances of online frauds are negligible. Also, e-commerce websites have started including various modes of payment like
BHIM, Paytm, Net banking, PayPal, UPI etc to give buyers the ease of making an online transaction. However, it’s needless to say that one must be careful while making online transactions and keep their passwords safe.
With enough diligence and restraint online shopping is one such craze among college students that is adding vibrance and efficiency to the campus life.