As I've been preaching for
a long time forget the Flash and go for the cash. According to an
article in the E-commerce Times Ron Rogowski said operators of the best sites focus on clear navigation, beginning with the home page, and keep flashy graphics and other gimmicks to a minimum.
AOL finished near the
bottom of a Consumer Reports survey of ISPs and now they're raising
their rates for those subscribers who are using their BYOA services.
Rates are going from $9.95 per month to $14.95 per month. They also
became the most expensive ISP last summer when they raised their
subscription rate to $23.90. I use them quite frequently for my
Internet connection when on the road, but service and connections
leave a lot to be desired.
On the other hand AOL has
33 million subscribers who spent around 33 billion dollars last year
on line. You've got to play their game to get your share of that
A study by AnswerThink
found that in 2001 91% of retail websites had an automated email
system. Do you have one? Here it is http://www.kickstartcart.com
Western Europe has passed
up the USA in the highest percentage of Internet Users. They now
have 29.8 % and the USA has 29.2 % Are you thinking Internationally
when you put something on your website? Along with that USA
E-business revenues increased by 7% and Europe, the Middle East and
Africa went up 32%.
According to an Ipsos-Reid/RBC Financial Group survey, as of
the third quarter 2001 the average Canadian family spends 32 hours per week online.
Pizza chain Papa Johnís
will make online ordering available at all of its free-standing restaurants in the US.
It is the first pizza chain to offer this service throughout its entire system.
There is fierce
competition among the airlines for providing high speed Internet
access at about $20.00 per hour. I have a tough time seeing this
because no one I know even uses the telephone on airplanes. I just
saw the latest rates. $2.99 connection charge and $7.99 per minute .
. . OUCH. How are they going to have $20.00 per hour high speed
Internet when they can't even have reasonably prices telephone