40-Year Reform and Opening-up: from Window Shopping to Online Shopping
Photo taken in 1983 shows Changsha residents are shopping at the Zhongshan Road Department Store. (File photo/Zhong Youyuan)
Photo taken on December 13, 2018, shows Changsha Residents take their online purchases from parcel lockers at Furong Raod (M), Kaifu District, Changsha.(Photo/Tang Jun)
The past 40 years witness the changes of shopping, from purchasing at counters in bazars and market stores, to self-service window shopping in supermarkets. Today, e-commerce turns increasingly popularized, based on rapid social and sci-tech development. Online shopping is much more convenient. Most commodities are purchasable online, from clothes and snacks, to automobiles, and home alliances. As logistics industry has been greatly improved, purchasers can receive their parcels in two or three days. For many people, online shopping become their first choice, instead of physical stores.