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1 The Effects of E-Commerce on Entrepreneurship Chapter 9

2 1. More people accessing the Internet, more often during the day.  Most Americans get on the Internet daily, as opposed to 36% in 2002.  $268 billion in sales are projected to be made online this year  Americans use the Internet more than any other country in the world  Only 8% of Americans fully use the interactivity and connectivity of the Internet and their cell phones (are “wired”).  Information overload!

3 2. Expectations of businesses regarding e- commerce  People expect, at the very least, for businesses to have an informational web site  Becoming a measure of quality  Place to pay/buy online  Nearly 10% of the world has shopped online at least once.

4  Customers are easy to please and easy to find  Web entrepreneurs spend 65% of their revenue in advertising!!  Customers have gotten over fears regarding their privacy  Strategy isn’t important on the web.  It’s too late to get on board with this trend.  Customer service and support isn’t important in a web-based business.  Order fulfillment is not a problem.  Older people don’t use it.  69% of baby boomers get on the Internet DAILY  However, once businesses make it on the web, they ARE more profitable than other businesses!

5  New sales channel  72% of companies selling online say it increases sales  International possibilities  Unmanned sales time, 24 hours a day  Information opportunity  New business opportunities

6  70% of small business owners have an online presence  Others say their products aren’t suitable online or they don’t see any benefits to selling online.  Every company should have a plan for integrating the Internet SOMEHOW into its operations.  Creating long-term relationships and long-term success on the Net could take more time than doing the same thing face-to-face.

7  We have a cheesecake store, called Tennessee Cheesecakes.  What are some of the applications that the web could offer us?  What are some of the considerations that we need to keep in mind while developing those applications?

8  Give Away Freebies  Could be just information!  Email carefully  Wednesday is the best day for sending informational emails  Utilize social networking  Work on your SEO strategy.  Make your website easy to navigate.  Give customers a reason to return.  Give customers a way to contact a person.

9  What is it that the Internet is supposed to do for our company?  How much are we going to be able to put into this?  Will our products sell on the web? How?  How will you handle spikes in orders? Visits?  How are you going to host the site?  How are you going to guarantee security of customer information?  How do you plan to market your site?  How will you set up your site?  Who will you get to design your site?

10 1. Focus on serving a market niche. 2. Develop a community with common interests. 3. Don’t use people’s information to spam. 4. Somehow tie into a partner’s community. 5. Promote, promote, promote! Marketers are increasingly using video advertising on the Net. 6. Get onto the best search engines  Yahoo!, Google, MSN,

11  Web Analytics  Tools that measure ability to attract customers, generate sales, and get customers to return.  Commerce metrics, segmentation information, content reports, process measurements  Recency, click-through rate, cost per acquisition, conversion rate  Log analysis software

12  Privacy  How your company uses the data customers give it.  Security Security  40% of companies experience hacking.  70% of customers have left a site because they feared a security problem.  Properly developed firewall and intrusion detection software  Credit card payment acceptance

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