People would probably do less shopping if they had to pay the true value of what they buy on the Internet.
Most likely, many people assume that online retailers make a fortune because they do not need all the costly bricks and mortar. But the reality is somewhat different. Often, online shopping profits are not generated by retail activities but by operating income.
Many types of e-commerce are actually very unprofitable and it is likely that very soon the consumers will either have to pay more for online purchases or choose from fewer products and services.