Consumer Justice Concord

Online Merchants – 1™


HISTORY – How We Got Here

During the first quarter of 2020 we experienced fear, sickness, and mass deaths globally due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Governments began quarantining their people, as they limited travel & freedom of movement in their countries. The virus also came to affect many businesses, as Brick & mortar stores, to malls and markets, all saw their customers and foot traffic disappear before their very eyes. It resulted in consumers having an online shopping inclination.

This 'global powerhouse' offers consumers a shopping experience for all their needs. From soups to nuts, clothing, furniture, medicine, or anything else of need or interest, you can get it online. Major names in online shopping like Amazon, Walmart, Paypay, eBay, Shopee have grown even larger as they earn millions, even billions in sales with ever increasing numbers of people visiting the web sites monthly. It is an amazing thing to watch.

Then, to spurn any new hopefuls along, you have companies such as GoDaddy and other domain registration companies, along with most online hosting companies and the like, telling people that they too need to have their own online store as well. Sure, it is easy and usually cheap to become an online merchant at the beginning and hopefully start selling. All you have to do is to come up with a name, identify what exactly you wish to market, and 'go-for-it’. The world is your oyster.