In The Beginning it would be YannisBakos, a New York University Professor, that would write a well-regarded paper in 1997 that predicted the internet would change pricing models forever.
Jeff Bezos, on July 5, 1994 initially incorporated the company name Cadabra, Inc. and that is what would eventually become what we know now as Amazon.
This study infographic from CPCStrategy.com shows that small and specialty marketplaces hold a healthy 49% share of the market.
Leanna Kelly on the CPCStrategy.com blog stated in May 2017 that “Retailers with both bricks and mortar and ecommerce sites may have the advantage in the future, as 49% of shoppers would still prefer to see a product in person before they buy.”
What that means is if you have a brick and mortar or local business now, more than likely you’ll reap even more by offering your visitors additional shopping experiences.