Shopping online is widely accepted by society because it is convenient.
Because of innovations like fast food, home shopping network, and the advent of the remote control, we are geared for the low road, always taking the path of least resistance. Long gone are the days of having to spend hours in line on Black Friday to get good deals on gadgets, clothes, or whatever else you may want to risk getting trampled for. You can sit in the comfort of your temperature controlled home (the day after Thanksgiving in Utah is about 35 degrees) enjoying family, football, and leftovers. You can buy pretty much anything on the internet. I used to work at eBay, trust me.