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businesses in the community operate websites.
There is little awareness of online
business, and all dealings between businesses and consumers
consist of oral and/or paper-based transactions.
local businesses operate websites. The basic information they
provide is static and infrequently updated.
Some businesses accept orders
placed by telephone or fax.
Some businesses distribute
hard-copy catalogs for remote browsing of goods and services.
businesses post key information on websites. Information is often
not kept current and relevant.
Websites provide information on
goods and services for sale. Purchases take place primarily in
person, by fax or by telephone, though electronic mail may
expedite the process. Some businesses may have introduced online
businesses in the community have incorporated the World Wide Web
into their sales, marketing, and customer service systems.
The total volume of online retail
is a noticeable component of the community's commercial activity,
as may be evidenced by advertisements for commercial websites in
traditional media and other indicators.
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