E-Commerce for Small Businesses
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A recent National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) small business survey revealed that of approximately 1.6 million small businesses to launch Web sites, most wasted more money than they made. In many cases, the reason for this is that most of the Web sites were little more than electronic brochures gathering dust on the Internet. The paper shows that when the survey was published, more than 65 percent of small-business Web sites did not allow customers to buy on-line, substantially reducing their effectiveness. The paper shows too, that according to researchers and small business experts, small businesses like these would undoubtedly benefit from investing in e-commerce to make their sites fully functional and profitable.
From the Paper:"The Internet and e-commerce present enormous opportunities to small businesses, as they provide access to world markets, achieving the kind of market presence and penetration that has traditionally been exclusively available to larger companies (NSW, Enos). However, there is much more involved in e-commerce than simply creating a Web site.
One of the most important things to consider when investing in e-commerce is client relationships. A good online experience from both a marketing and a sales point of view makes a huge difference in successful e-commerce strategies."
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