With the development of the Internet and the popularization of computers, shopping on the Internet has become a commonplace in our life. Here consumers can buy almost everything they need.
Shopping on the Internet has a lot of advantages, of which the most important is perhaps its convenience. People don\'t have to waste a lot of their energy and precious time to go from one shop to another to choose the commodities they like. This is especially desirable to the old, the sick and the busy people who cannot go to the shops in person（亲自）. The goods come in all shapes, sizes and colors on the Internet. All they need to do is to sit in front of their computers and click the mouses（点击鼠标）. The commodities they order will be delivered（运送）to them promptly.
However, shopping on the Internet also has its disadvantages. The first disadvantage is that the consumers can\'t see the goods or try them on（试穿，试验） personally. Sometimes, the real goods may not be the same as what they have seen on the computer. The second disadvantage is that some shops on the Internet are not registered（注册）. They will never deliver anything to you after they get the money from you. Once cheated, you will find that you have nowhere to go to complain.
摘要：2017年11月11日雅思写作大作文范文及思路详解。题目是Online shopping is now replacing shopping in store. Do you think it is positive or negative development?由于互联网的发展，现在很多人都不去商店而选择在网上购物。那么，这个趋势是好还是坏呢?
题目：Online shopping is now replacing shopping in store. Do you think it is positive or negative development?
paragraph 1 :结合时代背景引入话题且表明自己的观点。
paragraph 2: 论述网络购物的优点。(分为买家和卖家两个层面)
paragraph 3: 论述网络购物的缺点。(分为买家和实体商家两个层面)
paragraph 4: 总结上文论点，强调自己的观点以及如何避免缺点。
With the advent of internet, people’s way of shopping has been dramatically changed. Online shopping is thriving and taking the place of shopping in physical shops. Undeniably, both consumers and sellers can benefit from this tendency though several drawbacks can not be underestimated.
From the perspective of vendors, the budget for running business is diminished considerably for the reason that the rent for a shop online is quite cheaper and some are even free of charge; besides, there is no need for them to pay for utility bills. The most advantageous is that their commodities can be introduced to a wider range of people. As long as sellers launch new products, consumers no matter at home or abroad are able to search it by searching engines within seconds. In this case, they are likely to gain huge profits from the high sales of goods. As for buyers, it is achievable to purchase whatever they need without going out. Unlike the past, the only thing they need do is to pick out items and click the button for payment. Furthermore, they may easily compare the price and features of products, as well as find bargains, buying the ideal goods with less cost.
Conversely, there also exist some defects about this shopping pattern. To commence with, it may lead to irrational or excessive consumption. Shopping can be done anywhere at daytime or night, with diverse commodities available from the whole world. Under such circumstance, it is hard for consumers to resist the temptation and easier to buy something failing to meet their real demands. What’s worse, owners of physical stores are facing bankrupt. Statistics show that there were 22 shopping centers closed in Shanghai in the first half year of 2016. The consequent unemployment aggravates the burden on government.
In conclusion, as far as I am concerned the boom of online transaction is unstoppable and irreversible and it boosts the prosperity of national economy. In an attempt to avoid unnecessary consumption, shoppers had better think twice before making decisions of purchase.