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E-Wired for Growth

March 28, 2003
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A recent survey from FPM&SA (Arlington, VA) on Internet use received a 40 percent response and some very interesting figures. While only 4.5 percent currently use the Internet for e-commerce, 51 percent expect to be conducting e-commerce within three years. 54 percent foresee half their sales will be via Internet within 10 years.

The top five content features on Internet sites are:

  • General information
  • Specific product information
  • E-mail links
  • Catalog of products
  • Information request forms.

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