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Re: Phase Two for E-Commerce
Posted by: Jennifer LeClaire 2002-08-01 17:55:46
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In its infancy, e-commerce was all about building a Web site, attracting "eyeballs" and
capturing orders. But within a few years, with millions invested and no profitability in
sight, many e-tailers were forced to close their virtual doors. Now that e-commerce has
moved beyond the shakeout stage, what can we expect to see as the industry gathers steam
again? Phase two e-commerce players are investing in real-time capabilities to manage
orders, GartnerG2 analyst Geri Spieler told the E-Commerce Times.

Re: Phase Two for E-Commerce
Posted by: azell 2002-08-01 18:05:10 In reply to: Jennifer LeClaire
I like the theme of the article. However, since the web has a large number of medium and small businesses, I believe that the subject needs to address how Phase Two will affect these businesses that have been or will be looking to the Web as a medium of selling their products and services.
Alan J. Zell, Ambassador Of Selling
Chairman, PNW Sales & Marketing Group
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