A retailer or shop is a business that presents a selection of goods or services and offers to sell them to customers for money or other goods. Shopping is an activity in which a customer browses the available goods or services presented by one or more retailers with the intent to purchase a suitable selection of them. In some contexts it may be considered a leisure activity as well as an economic one.
The shopping experience can range from delightful to terrible, based on a variety of factors including how the customer is treated, convenience, and mood.
The shopping experience can also be influenced by other shoppers. For example, research from a field experiment found that male and female shoppers who were accidentally touched from behind by other shoppers left a store earlier than people who had not been touched and evaluated brands more negatively, resulting in the Accidental Interpersonal Touch effect.
According to a 2000 report, in New York women purchase 80% of all consumer goods and influence 80% of health-care decisions.
Other articles related to "shopping":
... there are 20 AEON (formerly known as JUSCO) Retails stores and shopping centres are in operation in Malaysia ... The AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre in Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Klang, Selangor, Malaysia is the largest JUSCO in Malaysia and Southeast Asia with over 2,100,000 square feet (200,000 m2 ... The latest AEON shopping centre in Malaysia is AEON Ipoh Station 18, located in Ipoh, Perak ...
... regional mall is, per the International Council of Shopping Centers, in the U.S ... a shopping mall with over 800,000 sq ft (74,000 m2) of gross leasable area, three or more anchors, mass merchant, more variety, fashion apparel, and serves as the ...
... When shopping online, it can be more difficult to negotiate price given that you are not directly interacting with a sales person ...
... A shopping mall, shopping centre, shopping arcade, shopping precinct or simply mall is one or more buildings forming a complex of shops representing merchandisers, with interconnecting walkways ... Modern "car-friendly" strip malls developed from the 1920s, and shopping malls corresponded with the rise of suburban living in many parts of the Western World, especially the United States, after World War II ...
Famous quotes containing the word shopping:
“The new shopping malls make possible the synthesis of all consumer activities, not least of which are shopping, flirting with objects, idle wandering, and all the permutations of these.”
—Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)
“Childrens liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.”
—Letty Cottin Pogrebin (b. 1939)
“Shopping seemed to take an entirely too important place in womens lives. You never saw men milling around in mens departments. They made quick work of it. I used to wonder if shopping was a form of escape for women who had no worthwhile interests.”
—Mary Barnett Gilson (1877?)