e-commerce will show blistering growth in the coming years, with
the worldwide market expected to expand to $7.29 trillion by 2004, more than
50 times larger than in 1999, a market research company said on Wednesday. (TechWeb)
Challenge It isn't rocket science. It still means establishing
objectives, targeting an audience, implementing a planned strategy and
measuring results," he said. "What technology and the Internet have
done is introduce new tools, new delivery models and open an exciting
measurement services try to address marketers'
and retailers' needs
for developing successful marketing strategies, gathering
tangible competitive data, and site-specific in-depth consumer
Import-Export Bulletin Board, "The Home on The Internet for
Professional International Trade. The IEBBSM is the traders source for
international transactions and information. Buy, Sell, Transact Business or Find
cardholders represent the most Internet-savvy, active online
shoppers," said NextCard's chief marketing officer Dan Springer in a
statement. "Therefore, we developed the NextCard eCommerce Index to provide
accurate and reliable information about where consumers actually purchase on the
Opportunities These five sectors are already healthy, but they will
soon take off big-time. I've listed them in the approximate order they will hit
the "hockey stick" growth phase.
Three days after introducing a new selling policy and new fees, online auction leader eBay
retreated from the policy under a storm of user protests.
Internet Advertising Bureau study showed that consumer-related Web sites
received the most online ad revenue, followed by financial services sites,
computing, retail/mail order, and new media. Banner ads accounted for 58 percent
of all online advertising; sponsorships accounted for 29 percent;
''interstitials,'' or streaming video ads, accounted for 6 percent; and email
ads 1 percent.
BroadVision Builds XML Arsenal with Interleaf Acquisition
an e-content company, a division dedicated to development, marketing and sale of
eXtensible Markup Language (XML)-based content management tools for Web and
According to a Jupiter Communications report, about 64 percent of those surveyed mistrust
online privacy policies. In light of recent privacy issues faced by America
Online, United Airlines, and other online companies, the high percentage of wary
users is understandable, analysts say.
offers Internet-based ECommerce news, resources, and
business strategy. Archives of e-commerce news
stories and releases. Links to many e-commerce
Banker Online carries e-commerce articles
related to banking.
E-CARM--Electronic Commerce and
Rights Management Mailing List has been established
to foster and support an on-line discussion forum to
debate technical and managerial issues pertaining
to: secure transactions, competing rights management
models (e.g. ECMS, PICS, certificates, FIRM, etc.),
evolving standards, supporting technologies, and
other approaches to enabling electronic commerce. It
will also serve to inform members of upcoming
conferences and online resources, as well as to
identify critical factors relevant to developing and
implementing a rights management infrastructure. To
subscribe send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the body of the message type: subscribe e-carm
Magazine's Digital Watch sometimes has
Discussion List discusses topics from both the
merchant and consumer perspectives. I-Shop is
moderated by Will Johnston, and owned by
news and information for Internet Retailers.
Clue ... to Internet Commerce, written
and published by Dana Blankenhorn. Available also as
a weekly HTML e-mail publication.
Week contains some stories of how manufacturers
are using the Internet.
Technology magazine. Includes occasional
articles on e-commerce software or issues.
for the Internet Entrepreneur, is a new print
magazine with Web highlights.
Alert, electronic commerce analysis, strategy
and interaction. Monthly newsletter from the Cobb
Group, a division of Ziff-Davis. Free site for a
limited time. Includes online
archive. Also includes a Rolodex
of eCommerce Players.
Direct Marketing Association
Chamber of Commerce, Paris, "the world
is designed for Internet retailers -- a forum to
share their experiences with this new medium, a
spokesman to represent their interests, and a
partner to help grow the market.
Web version of trade magazine focusing on new media
including the Web. Some e-commerce and marketing
related articles. Many articles are technical.
Commerce," Link Exchange WebResource
Center. Links to e-commerce topics and services.
It! on the Web," Provides resources on
setting up and maintaining a Web store. How to do it
information and a weekly e-zine.
Buyers' News," Trade journal sometimes
carries articles on e-commerce among electronic
Electronic Commerce Guide," Galaxy.
General Products and Services - Business and
Age, monthly trade focusing on catalog
Mail Order Association including the mail order
Marketing and Commerce Related Websites, from
ENVision. Links to helpful sites.
Electronic Commerce Information. Information
resources for business.
ApparelZine,. Index of articles on using the
Internet to promote and sell in the apparel
eBusiness," ,. New center linking to
e-commerce articles in ZD publications. Also carries
current e-commerce news.
NetBusiness," Provides articles, Dr.
Commerce Q&A column, case studies, and marketing
ideas for online stores.
Describes itself as "the online resource center
for electronic commerce management." Includes a
Walid Mougayer's biweekly e-mail and Web newsletter
containing "theory and practice reflections on
the present and future of Net commerce."
for Research in Electronic Commerce," University
of Texas at Austin. Links to many e-commerce
resources, as well as various research projects.
on E-Commerce," C|Net Builder.com.
General resource site with links to many e-commerce
articles and reviews.
Chris Maher, "Selling
Your Art Online," . A great center of
information for artists. Articles on setting up an
online gallery, etc., promotion, online sales, etc.
E-mail newsletter with tips.
Digest," GAP Enterprises, Ltd..
E-mail discussion digest published Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday, on Internet retailing.
NewsNow Publishing Ltd.. UK resource scans
online periodicals for articles and provides updates
every 5 minutes of e-commerce related stories in the
VSN Publishing. "If You Make, Sell or
Buy Consumer Products, This is Your Place in
Cyberspace!" Subscription-based e-commerce
publication, 12 issues, $330. Edited by James
Times, Widecast Media, Inc..
"Everything you need to know about doing
business online." News headlines, comment, and
ECNow.com. Monthly e-zine about e-commerce
strategies, trends, and key news events. Edited by
Mitchell Levy. "e-Business
Advisor," Advisor Media, Inc..
"Technology strategies for business
innovation." An IT approach to e-commerce.
Retailer," , . "Merchandising in a
time of virtual stores." Bi-monthly print
magazine from trade publisher Faulkner & Gray.
So far, no articles on website. $78/year.
John Labovitz, "E-Zines-List,"
. List of e-zines around the world, accessible via
the Web, FTP, email, and other services. The list is
updated approximately monthly; in June of 1999, it
contained 4225 e-zines.
InternetCLAN.com, 7/1/99. Focus on
business-to-business e-commerce strategies and case
studies, along with relevant news and discussion.
Weekly in-depth interviews with key players in B2B
enterprises on the Internet, with good cross
2.0," . Online and print magazine, sees
itself as "the magazine of business in the
Internet Age," with a mission "to clarify
and demystify business today, to provide focused
reporting on what's working and what isn't."
Markets," Routledge. Mission is
"establish a premiere electronic commerce
journal and online resource with editorial capacity
in Asia, Europe, and the Americas at the crossroads
of theory and practice." Published since 1991.
Online articles are in PDF format with HTMLabstracts.
Keenan Report," . Monthly analysis of
various aspects of e-commerce by Vernon Keenan. Site
contains several incisive reports.
Info Center," . "Info in context from
the ocean of Internet data." Resources centered
on eCommerce help, info sources, products,
technologies, small business, B2B, and forum. Free
newsletter. Helpful database lists resources.
Jim Carroll, "Columns
and articles on e-commerce," JimCarrol.com.
Canadian author and columnist has many opinion
articles and columns linked at his website.
Specialty and Health Foods
- Nick Usborne, "The
Smell of Success," ClickZ, 1/22/99.
Example of how to create synergy between the
'offline' and online representations of a store. In
this case, a small aromatherapy practice.
- Retail Futures,
"a review of innovation and creativity in the
retail environment." Institute for Retail and
- Point of
Purchase Magazine, Shore-Varone, Inc. No
articles online, but free subscripton application is
& Design Ideas, Shore-Varone, Inc.
Retailer expansion, renovation and redesign of store
interiors. No articles online, but free subscripton
application is available.
Magazine, a publication of National Retail
Sites and Associations
- Commerce Net,
"The premier industry consortium for companies
using, promoting and building electronic commerce
solutions on the Internet"
Commerce Today, an e-mail and Web
periodical and online research center devoted to
helping Internet merchants sell effectively online.
Wilson Internet Services
is the monthly e-mail newsletter of the world's
leading electronic commerce consortium, providing
the latest on what is happening at and within
CommerceNet. Both e-mail and Web versions and
the Magazine for Internet Retailers.
Direct Marketing and Mail
Sites and Associations
Resources Centers from US
Computer Magazine Publishers
Non-US Resource Centers
Links to E-Commerce Sources
- National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors,
- WOMEX, World Merchandise
Exchange Online, "the global online home for
importers and exporters of general merchandise."
Reinvents the Global Marketplace," E Business,
May 1997. WOMEX, a new business-to-business trading service
that brings together buyers and manufacturers from more than
135 countries in an on-line community.
Electronic Commerce & Electronic Markets has many
annotated links to e-commerce subjects, by Yogesh Malhotra.
- BizRate Guide,
"independent merchant ratings and information for Web
shoppers, by Web shoppers."
VSN Strategies, Inc.. Monthly email (PDF)/fax
newsletter covering virtual store retailing for an audience
of retailers and brand marketers. Edited by James Tenser.
Magazine," National Cash Register. Monthly
webzine "bringing you the latest developments from the
fast-moving world of e-commerce." Issue 2 didn't have
much about online transactions, but more about smart cards,
- "RT," .
"The technology magazine for retail executives."