With the revolution of the internet in the 21st century, online shopping has become the heart of many in Pakistan. The ease and comfort that online shopping brings to many, is undeniable.
Unlike buying something while shopping in malls and shops, virtual shopping sadly has its glitches too. While the excitement one gets when they have pressed the ‘checkout’ button on the website is immeasurable, every feeling goes down the drain when one of these struggles, become a reality:
1. When You Place An Order On A Thursday And It Says ‘3-4 Working Days’
The wait gets too long, tbh. And it gets extremely annoying. You are excited about something and they tell you to wait at least 6 to 7 days, how brutal is that? Since Saturday and Sunday are excluded from working days, the order takes even longer to arrive. The struggle is real…
2. The Fear Of Not Getting The Same Item As Shown In The Picture
This is one of the MAJOR struggles in the world of online shopping, especially when you have ordered something from an international website. Primarily because there are high chances of not getting a refund or going through a lot of hassle to get the item exchanged, this struggle gets to you. Always.
3. When Websites Crash During The Sale Season
Lawn lene wali khawateen can totally relate to this.
Us ladies, we are glued to laptop screens at midnight for ‘particular’ lawn brands when they go on sale. What we forget is how there are hundreds of other ladies out there who are doing the same…
4. When The Item You Wanted Goes Out Of Stock
Such is life, my friend. Such is life.
5. When You Are Not There To Open The Parcel And Someone Else Opens It
The joy of opening something you waited for so long is surreal.
6. When You Bought Something And The Next Day It Goes On Sale
It sucks, doesn’t it?
Aside from all these struggles, online shopping has added a lot of ease to our lives. Just by sitting on our couch, we can order almost everything and anything. The trick here is to be smart and careful, which can be difficult too.