online shopping

The practice of shopping while you are online. In contrast to e-commerce (which includes online shopping but refers to any act of conducting business online), the emphasis of online shopping is B2C (retail-oriented). For example, when a user visits a click-and-mortar and purchases a product, he or she is shopping online.

Historical perspective: Selling stolen personal data is a big business for hackers, and according to, to get passwords, they’ve laid siege to online retailers. More than 90 percent of login tries at online shopping stores are from criminals, fewer than 10 percent from real customers. Hackers are also responsible for 60 percent of the login traffic at banks and airlines as of 2018.

NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon