1.Describe three factors that would cause a company to continue doing business in traditional ways and avoid electronic commerce.
- Small purchases over the net would actually increase the cost of doing business due to the fact that the company would have to charge more to re-coup the expense of transferring money. Consumers would rather avoid the time and excess costs.
- The nature of a product is basically its brandname reputation in the market. The problem this aspect causes for internet business is the fact that consumers can't physically check the quality of the product online, whereas in traditional business the product is right in front of you and it can be held and checked berfore purchasing.
- Shipping profile is difficult for internet business because when you're shipping something heavy/large, you have to pay extra money. So, for businesses that only sell large products, they will be paying extra costs all the time.