E-STRATEGIES & TRENDS NEWS
U.S. Manufacturers Not B2B E-Commerce Ready
nationwide poll of U.S. industrial firms shows that most are not engaging in extensive
Sites on the Block?
e-commerce growing exponentially and e-tailing sites mushrooming around the globe,
the consumer is faced with an infinitely swelling array of choices. The result
is a growing need for shopping assistance tools to help consumers navigate their
way through the maze.
teen market proves difficult
companies trying to make money by catering to teenagers are facing some growing
computer security threatens doing business online
emerging Internet economy has become a new frontier for criminals as well as a
growing challenge for law enforcement.
Commerce Committee Chairman Thomas Bliley, R-Va., has asked the Clinton Administration
to develop a comprehensive e-commerce "roadmap" with regard to tech-trade
issues and China's entrance into the WTO, saying failure to do so would severely
limit the growth of US companies.
Retailers Need More than Technology
study by the Bristol Group found that encouraging customers to go online can lead
to a decline in customer loyalty, referrals to friends and, over the long term,
a decline in profits.
the E-Commerce Shakeout
a well-publicized tripling of e-commerce spending last year, many e-tailers found
themselves falling far short of the shopping season revenues needed to keep their
virtual storefronts open.
Young Online Shoppers Outperform Adults
older online consumers, Internet shoppers in the 16 to 22-year-old age group have
not only developed sophisticated approaches to online shopping, they've also diversified
their online purchases to include a wide variety of product categories.
to Succeed in E-Tail? Just Get It Right
new study of online catalog merchants during the holiday-shopping season indicates
that retail sites designed to offer ease of shopping, ease of ordering, ease of
order tracking and superior customer service are the winners for both the short
and long term.
sites must offer a richer experience to lure back customers, study finds.
Patents Tangle the Web
profusion of new software patents on Internet business methods puts our notions
of intellectual property to the biggest test yet.
Can Ease Hacking Pain
some of the Web's most heavily trafficked sites fell victim to denial-of-service
attacks last week, at least one sector of the burgeoning e-commerce industry had
reason to smile.
stocks sink from weight of retail burdens
more than a year, shares of e-tailers have had a premium that valued their growth
prospects above actual earnings. In recent months, however, investors in high-flying
Net merchants such as Amazon.com and Value America have begun to grapple with
some traditional issues.
Foresee Denial Of Service Suits
on some of the busiest Internet sites earlier in the week may have legal consequences
that extend beyond possible criminal punishment of the perpetrators, and may expand
the scope of how courts view the responsibilities of those who set up and install
computers to conduct business on the Internet.
of the Internet's biggest investors tells the World Economic Forum the only way
to go into e-commerce is to kill off the brick-and-mortar parent.
Net privacy fears increase
Web attacks, half of Gallup Poll respondents believe their credit card information
is at risk online.
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