Australia - E-commerce - Consumer Statistics and Analysis
The hype has passed but the reality is positive and figures show increasing numbers of Australians are shopping online. The Business-to-Consumer (B2C) market holds great promise for many industries where convenience and ease of use are priorities for consumers. The consumer market is more driven by fulfillment rather than by advertising. Some projects have seen the Internet and electronic communication as another communication medium and distribution path, while some other projects haven’t. This report on B2C e-commerce collates revenue figures and con, and notes some e-shopper profiles and buying behaviour.
Table of Contents
3.1.1 Comparison data from different sources
3.2 Consumer numbers
3.2.1 Global comparisons – Nielsen/NetRatings
3.3 Payment patterns
3.4 Secure servers
4.1 Trends in 2002
4.2 Historic overview
4.3 www.consult Online Advertising Effectiveness Study 2001
As you know, I have resigned from the Labor Ministry and have decided not to re-contest the seat of Charlton at the next election – both for personal reasons.
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