The coronavirus has forced lockdowns, and shelter-in-place orders have been enforced in almost all parts of the world. With people restricted to home territory and scared even to go out and get essentials, online shopping is the route people are taking to meet their everyday needs. According to a Nielsen study, before the official lockdown, nearly half (47.2%) of US internet users were avoiding shopping centers and malls. Now, with the pandemic spreading and the number of cases going up roughly threequarters (74.6%) is likely steering clear from shopping centers altogether.
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