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ONLINE SHOPPING or online retailing is a form of electronic commerce allowing consumers to directly buy goods or services from a seller over the Internet without an intermediary service.

An online shop, e-shop, e-store, Internet shop, web-shop, web-store, online store, or virtual store evokes the physical analogy of buying products or services at a bricks-and-mortar retailer or shopping center.

The process is called business-to-consumer (B2C) online shopping.

Some stores allow consumers to sign up for a permanent online account so that some or all of this information only needs to be entered once.

The consumer often receives an e-mail confirmation once the transaction is complete.

Online shoppers commonly use a credit card to make payments.

Some sites will not accept international credit cards.

Some require both the purchaser's billing address and shipping address to be in the same country in which the site does its business.

Other sites allow customers from any country to send gifts anywhere.

The financial part of a transaction might be processed in real time (for example, letting the consumer know their credit card was declined before they log off), or might be done later as part of the fulfillment process.

The largest online retailing corporations are E-Bay and Amazon.com, both of which are based in the US.

Consumers find a product of interest by visiting the website of the retailer directly or by searching among alternative vendors using a shopping search engine.

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