PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2015, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (1): 48-54.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2015.01.006

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Research review of online shopping impact on personal travel and urban retail space and implications

LIU Xue1,2, ZHEN Feng3, ZHANG Min3, XI Guangliang1   

  1. 1. School of Geography and Ocean Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China;
    2. School of Engineering and Architecture, Nantong University, Nantong 226019, Jiangsu, China;
    3. School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
  • Received:2014-07-01 Revised:2014-10-01 Online:2015-01-25 Published:2015-01-25
  • About author:10.11820/dlkxjz.2015.01.006

Abstract: With the rapid development and wide-spread use of the Internet, online shopping, which is defined as an activity to search or purchase services or goods via the Internet, has become a new shopping media and method. Online shopping competes with traditional retailing and these two complement each other, and it reshapes people's shopping behavior and retail operation mode, thus changing the traditional retail layout and land use. This paper introduces the research of geography in recent 20 years on online shopping, personal travel, and retail space and points out that online shopping is a substitution, supplement, or correction of personal travel on shopping trips. There are three effects of online shopping on retail space: (1) expansion and fragmentation of activity space; (2) the retail space changes from a single physical space to a combination of cyber and physical spaces; (3) online retail activities infiltrate and mix with other spaces and stimulate the transformation of traditional retail space. These changes provide a basis for relevant research on the development of urban traditional retails. This paper attempts to provide a reference for commercial space planning, consumer travel optimization, and urban traditional retail development and transformation.

Key words: ICT, online shopping, personal travel, traditional shopping, urban retail space