Pros And Cons Of Using Your Credit Card On The Internet

By: Nicky Pilkington

With today's technology and the E-commerce, using credit cards on the Internet is now more practiced and favored by consumers and online businesses alike.

For people who are not familiar with shopping on the internet using their credit cards, here is a list of the pros and cons that you must be adept with before considering using your credit card in the internet.

1) As a buyer and owner of the account, there are pros and cons in using your credit card on the internet:

* Online, you don't have to wait on a queue to purchase anything with your credit card. On the other hand, you might get ripped off since you don't know the seller.

* Shopping in the internet with your credit card gives you a wider selection of products with low prices. In contrast, shopping in the internet would not give you a chance to examine the product more thoroughly.

* Using your credit card online gives you the advantage of purchasing products anywhere in the world. However, some sellers may not be trustworthy enough to really deliver what you bought.

* Accessibility of shops 24 hours a day could be provided for you when using the internet. Also, 24 hours a day somebody out there could just be lurking waiting for you to key in your credit card number for him or her to use.

* Although there is a large selection of products to supply the needs of the customer, records have it that there is only an average of 1/10 stocks obtainable on the internet.

2) As a businessman using the internet to sell products and services, there are pros and cons in using your credit card on the internet:

* In using the internet to sell to customers that use credit cards, the company's market sales would increase. But, purchasing hardware and software to support these transactions would cost the company a large amount of money. Also, regular maintenance is required to ensure that all transactions happen smoothly.

* Because customers make use of credit cards through the internet, the company would be able to expand their sales globally. On the other hand, a company must make sure that the stocks are enough to supply the global market when the demand suddenly spikes.

*Through the large number of consumers using their credit cards online, the company's profits won't be that hard to increase. But this entails keeping up with the competition since there a lot of other companies vying to get the most out of the credit card phenomenon.

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