More People Are Buying Clothes Online

NYT says that Americans are now more open to the idea of purchasing clothes online. In fact, the sales of clothing have exceeded those of computer hardware and software:

In 2006, revenue from skirts, suits and shoes reached $18.3 billion, surpassing that from PCs, printers and word-processing programs, which totaled $17.2 billion, according to a report to be released today by a major trade group.

The surging popularity of clothing on the Web defies predictions that fashion — which is hard enough to buy in stores, with the aid of sales clerks and fitting rooms — would be difficult, if not impossible, to translate onto the Internet.

Yet another traditional industry successfully adopting the online sales model. If apparels, a product that many prefer to “try before you buy” can be successfully sold online, imagine what you can do with other products with the same attributes. What’s next? Let’s see if cars and houses could be sold online (and no, I’m not saying through eBay).

6 responses to “More People Are Buying Clothes Online”.

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  2. papajoneh Says:

    I thought can buy house online already? I saw in the discovery channel. The buyer goes to a website with 3D display. He walks through the house and set for an appointment.. which usually end up buying. Good method for the marketing side. No need to go through a few non serious buyer. something like that. 🙂

  3. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    I’m in the property development market and believe me, houses could not be sold online for now… at least in Malaysia.

    Buying a house is not just buying a brick cube. It’s also about the area your house is in, the facilities, the neighbourhood, etc.

    Something you can never port online.

  4. cindy Says:

    I don’t really buy clothes online, only those that I am sure 100% I could fit in. Sometimes, clothes look nice on the eye but not after you wear it. Besides, you have to know the material quality, the feel, the comfort etc.

    Normally I’d buy bags, makeup, makeup tools.. those kind of stuff online. 😀

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  6. Angel Face Says:

    Online clothing shopping is definately the way to go. I sure don’t want to drag my entire family around and waste a day traveling from mall to mall to buy clothes that I can get from the comfort of my own home.