by Christina Darnell
Posted 3/20/15, 03:55 pm
It used to be that when you needed a new outfit, or a family birthday present, you headed to the mall to browse the stores, try on clothes, and compare prices. Now, with the breadth of products available via smartphone—courtesy of the internet—plus, free shipping and easy return policies, shoppers are increasingly opting instead to shop from the comfort of their couches.
And that’s taken a harsh toll on many brick-and-mortar shopping centers in the last 10 years.