Ecommerce Companies Doing Okay

from the dot-coms-cleaned-out dept

Sure, it was fun to laugh at all the silly dot com ecommerce ideas for a while, but it seems that many of the ones who have made it through the collapse are doing okay. A new study shows that the majority of ecommerce sites are now profitable (though, it’s a slim majority). Of course, the ones that are doing best are the online versions of catalogs. That makes sense, since they probably had to change their organization the least, and were the ones who best understood the ideas behind mail order economics.

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “Ecommerce Companies Doing Okay”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment
Jonathan Grant says:

eCom meets catalog not so rosy..

..sure, there’s a lot to be gained from having both a web and mail order channel. fufillment for the web can be run through existing mail order systems for example.

..the biggest problem seems not to be a technical one – it’s more an issue of perception. typically, the web channel is seen as the same as the mail order , without any of the costs. companies happy to drop hundreds of $k on a catalog balk at the idea of spending on a website. then there’s the content – most catalog content is inappropriate for the web. i could go on and on.


Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...