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Internet Technology IS231 E-Commerce Robert McGill 16 Nov 2011 Internet Technology 1
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Page 44 1. Describe three factors that would cause a company to continue doing business in traditional ways and avoid electronic commerce. If the goods are perishable like food and nutrition, if the company cannot afford the transition such as cost of building the site and maintaining it and if the nature of business does not require it such as a mortgage broker who needs to communicate with the customers and also if the items are extremely large that the shipping costs are extremely high. 2. Figure 1-5 lists roommate matching services as a type of business that is well-suited to a combination of electronic and traditional commerce. In one paragraph, describe the elements of this service that would be best handled using traditional commerce. Explain why. Responses will vary, but may suggest that customers are generally concerned about lifestyle and personality factors, and as a result would want to meet any potential roommate. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course BUSINESS IS231 taught by Professor Various during the Spring '11 term at Grantham.

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