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Old 1st September 2013, 11:47 AM   #1
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Default How Can You Compete Effectively With Amazon?

Ecommerce sales have been growing by leaps and bounds in the last 10 years, driven by maturing of Internet technology and changing consumer behavior. Amazon has solidified its position as the behemoth of online sales, just like Wal-Mart did with brick and mortar retail few decades ago. Even traditional brick and mortar retailers, such as Staples, Best Buy, and Wal-Mart itself, have established online operations and are working hard to increase their online sales.

Small retailers do not want to be left behind. Many of them are also working hard to get in on this ecommerce gold rush. The reasons are simple. It is not very difficult to establish online retail store. Number of software tools are available that let you establish an online store with just few clicks. You do not even need to know computer programming. Online stores cost less than brick and mortar retailers, primarily as a result of not having to pay for real estate. Online store also provides you with an opportunity to sell to global customer base. You are not limited to just selling in your local neighborhood.

Now, just because it is easy to set up online retail store it doesn’t mean anyone can succeed in becoming next Amazon.

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