The first e-commerce transaction was in 1994 – 21 years ago.
Can you remember how reluctant people were to part with their card details back in the early days of online transactions?
Now more than 40% of online transactions are actually made via smartphones.
(The first hand-held cell phone to be commercially available was in 1983, the Motorola DynaTAC, weighing around 4.4 pounds).
If you sell products (even if you don’t presently sell online) E-commerce is more important than ever. If you sell online you need to ensure your site is fully responsive and mobile friendly. You need to make sure the buying process is quick, efficient and trustworthy and you should advertise or promote your products and direct people to your website.
The days of physical money in your pocket or purse are numbered, we will all be using digital or electronic currencies in the future, so just as paying by plastic was perceived as risky, soon there won’t even be a coin or bank note, every transaction will be online or electronic.