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I hear some people who claim on- line shopping is killing retail

I hear people talk about the growth of on-line shopping killing retail.

But let's take a look back shall we.

In the early 1900's a catalog company come onto the scene.


Montgomery Wards!


You could order right out of the catalog and not leave the hose but to mail in the order.


Along came Sears...and there were many many others.


Right now we are just into a new generation of out-of-store buying.

Comment balloon 5 commentsWilliam Feela • December 12 2015 08:52PM


Hi William, I hate crowds, carrying bags, and lines so online shopping is my personal fav!

Posted by LuxurySoCalRealty Compass San Diego, San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network (Compass) over 4 years ago

William Feela there are only a few benefits on online shopping - we don't have to fight for a parking space and stay away from rush....

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 4 years ago

Good Morning William Feela 

You have put the subject in full perspective. Companies that make it easier or more convenient and can deliver help change the landscape. 

Posted by Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor® (Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA) over 4 years ago

Very good and valid point.  And personally, the more fraud we run into as a result of our online shopping efforts, the less we'll want to do it.  Just my two cents.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 4 years ago

I remember when my kids were young, I did a whole lot of shopping out of the Sears and Roebuck Christmas Wish Book.  I'd circle items, and then phone Sears and place the order.  I'd pick it up at a local store.  It was so much easier than trying to shop with a flock of young children in toe.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 4 years ago