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It is estimated that in 2023, e-Commerce retail purchases are expected to rise from 14.1 percent to 22 percent [Statista, 2021].

The internet has revolutionised the way we live our lives, and shopping is no exception. As technology entrenches itself in every aspect of our lives, it's no wonder that even shopping has completely moved online. In 2021, more than 2.14 billion people worldwide are expected to purchase online [Statista, 2021]. This is 62 percent higher than the 1.32 billion global digital buyers in 2014.

Furthermore, it is estimated that in 2023, e-Commerce retail purchases are expected to rise from 14.1 percent to 22 percent [Statista, 2021]. Although the convenience of shopping online is without a doubt attractive to those who aren't blessed with patience, it's not just the speed at which one receives purchases that have increased, many perks come from virtual shopping as well! Of course, certain benefits vary depending on the type of shopper you may be, but here are 5 benefits of virtual shopping for every shopaholic by Proxgy, the World's first Visual Commerce platform.

Increased convenience
Virtual shopping makes it easy for anyone to shop from anywhere without any restrictions. There is no need of going out and get a parking space or waste time in traffic. Virtual shopping provides the same experience as brick-and-mortar stores but more conveniently where you can use your mobile devices, such as a smartphone or tablet, to browse and shop while on the go. With this kind of service, you can shop even when you're on a commute or at a doctor's office while waiting for your turn.

person using black tablet computer Virtual shopping makes it easy for anyone to shop from anywhere without any restrictions. | Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

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