Today on the Internet each of us can do everything. To see movies, play games, chat with acquaintances or strangers, as well as to make purchases easily, quickly and safely.
This did not happen naturally with the same ease a few years ago.
Speaking of online shopping, really, have you ever wondered what was the first item ever sold on the internet? That’s what Business Insider looked for, considering that a Pizza Hut tweet in September 2013 was inaccurate.
— Pizza Hut (@pizzahut) September 9, 2013
According to a video prepared by the Shopify team and reposted in BI, the first item sold online was not pizza. In fact, perhaps the first transaction was made in 1971-72 between students at the University of Stanford and those of MIT and the ’item’ was marijuana. However, we are talking about an illegal and, of course, non-formal purchase.
The first official secure online transaction, which looked quite similar to what we do today, was on August 11, 1994, when a user bought the Sting’s ’Ten Summoner’s Tales’ CD online, paving the way for millions of online purchases.