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Re: Big Trouble for Little Online Stores
Posted by: Lou Hirsh 2002-02-22 12:13:26
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As brick-and-mortar retail chains and long-established catalog players grab a growing
share of e-commerce sales, smaller online stores are finding themselves hard-pressed to
stake and hold their claim to shoppers' dollars. Experts said small stores can stay in
the game if they master such niceties as promotion and placement on the right online
venues. But Meta Group senior program director Gene Alvarez told the E-Commerce Times
that many small-store operators are not savvy enough to use the Web effectively.


Re: Big Trouble for Little Online Stores
Posted by: JimPflaum 2002-02-22 13:48:51 In reply to: Lou Hirsh
It's a shame, but it looks like the days of the small online retailer are gone forever. The Net's shopping venue is now totally dominated by all the big B&M chains and by just a few surviving pure-plays. I hope the Net's historians don't forget that small online shops pioneered online shopping way before any of the big chains opened their online stores.
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