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E-commerce shines in a new light

Negative opinions of e-commerce are changing

By Judith Hollow - 8th August 2000 - Back to News

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Although the concept of e-commerce has been inundated with doubts and concerns throughout it's existence, new research shows that things are changing.

The study, conducted by ActivMedia Research shows that the population of substantial internet business had expanded by a third by mid-2000. The rate of business revenue increased by an average of 130 percent.

As accessibility to the internet for the average civilian rises, the study predicts on-line commerce activity will expand to $132 billion worldwide. The double in figures open endless possibilities for the e-commerce enabled business.

The report seems to be pure reassurance for the e-commerce-skeptical amongst us.

The research report, entitled "Real Numbers Behind 'Net Profits 2000" states that anyone who does not understand that the internet is a real driving force - today and in the future - is far, far behind.

'I came, I saw, I purchased' is apparently the future of on-line activity. There is growing knowledge that e-commerce is the business transaction of tomorrow. The web is no longer only filled with huge, bold companies but with anyone and everyone like the corner specialty shop or florist. The response to this wisdom, nearly two-thirds of new sites are designed to accept product or service orders on-line.

The intriguing study shows that opinions about e-commerce are steadily changing, evolving and moving forward.

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