When online shopping was first introduced, consumers jumped at the opportunity to make purchases that would be delivered straight to their door without ever leaving the comfort of their home. This was back when shipping took multiple weeks, and online shopping was mainly utilized for items that couldn't be purchased from local brick and mortar stores. Amazon aimed to become truly competitive with traditional retailers and began offering a wide variety of household items, health and beauty products, sports equipment, and much more. The expansion of their fast delivery options, from two-day to two-hour has allowed them to offer perishable grocery products that raises concerns for an industry that was otherwise safe from the competition of e-Commerce. Amazon and other online retailers aren't showing signs of slowing down any time soon, and the opportunities for e-Commerce's future are seemingly endless.
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