Leveling the E-Commerce Playing Field

January 22nd, 2015

Leveling the E-Commerce Playing FieldBrick-and-mortar stores have an advantage over e-tailers when it comes to keeping customers engaged —it’s much harder for prospects to walk away from a face-to-face interaction than to click away from a website. In-store customers also go to greater lengths to shop there than online browsers, so they’re likely to be more receptive to immediate sales messages. E-commerce is clearly on the rise with growth estimates of 13.9 percent from Nov. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014 compared with the same period in 2013.