Many people believe that the age of shopping malls is coming to an end, soon online shopping will completely replace retail stores. Explain the reasons for this and give your own opinion.
It is believed by many that with the rapid increase in online shopping, shopping malls will not sustain themselves in the future. This essay completely disagrees with this statement because many people do not prefer to buy things on the internet and visiting a mall is considered to be a way to spend leisure time.
The primary reason shopping centers will remain open in the future is that there are some people who do not like online shopping. This is because there is no way to check the quality of the products before buying them and there are chances of getting a fake item. Therefore, they like to visit nearby shopping malls in order to purchase things, rather than searching on the web. For instance, it has been found in a recent survey by The Sunday Times that only 32% of internet users prefer to purchase products from online stores.
Another reason why shopping centers will remain accessible is that many people go to malls to spend their free time. This is because there are many other things, apart from shopping, that visitors can do in commercial malls, such as watching movies in multiplexes and playing games, and eating in restaurants. As a result, it can be said that people will not stop visiting shopping complexes. For example, I visit shopping centers in my city every weekend to pass my leisure time and I watch movies and eat food in restaurants there.
In conclusion, shopping complexes will be used in the future, regardless of the emergence of online shopping, because many people do not like to buy things on the internet and shopping malls are also deemed to be a way to spend free time.