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Re: Report: Portals To Evolve Into 'E-Commerce Brokers'
Posted by: ECT News 2001-04-20 16:03:56

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The future of e-commerce will include beefed-up portals, dubbed "e-commerce brokers,"
that will offer more than a list of links and a passive handoff to online retailers,
according to a report released Thursday by Forrester Research.


The report, "eCommerce Brokers Arrive," predicted an imminent
shakeout of shopping intermediaries -- sites that aggregate
Web merchant listings. The remaining intermediaries will
evolve to take a more active role in online sales. "Retailers
are too complacent, wasting time and money on partnerships with
comparison-shopping and niche content sites that have no future,"
said Forrester analyst Carrie A. Johnson.


Re: Report: Portals To Evolve Into 'E-Commerce Brokers'
Posted by: heidi 2001-05-24 00:03:30 In reply to: ECT News
What about GiftCertificates.com as a survivor? They even had a billboard in Times Square that was MTV News' backdrop for some time. That company experienced noteriety and is now a success-story case study for Columbia Business School...
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