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A History of E-commerce

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The I-COM marketing team has gathered the answers and created an eye-catching infographic to take you through the evolution of e-commerce, which is closely linked to technological developments, from the birth of the internet to the introduction of internet-able mobile phones - all helping to change the way retailers push their businesses.

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A History of E-commerce

  1. 1. A History of E- COITIITIEYCE More companies than ever sell products online - I-COM looks at where e-commerce began and how it changes 1979 Michael Aldrich invents predecessor to online shopping by connecting a TV to a real-time transaction processing computer via a telephone line, allowing transactions to take place electronically 1989: "You've Got Mail! " AOL launches instant messenger - service . J E J . J : 1991: ————————————————————<. The National Science Foundation allows : towards the millennium. 1967 ARPAN ET lays the foundations for interaction by creating a network of four university computers, allowing resources to be shared among scientists -a El 1981 T h homson Holidays books first-ever oliday online 1990 The Internet is Born Tim Berners-Lee creates the first web browser, resulting in the birth of the world wide web 1992 internet to be used commercially - 19945 Netscape creates a browser allowing I I anyone to access the world wide web - Pizza Hut makes the first known online transaction - a pepperoni and mushroom pizza W 1996 First Internet-able Mobile Phone Launches Nokia announces the Nokia 9000 Communicator, the first all-in-one mobile phone that allows fax, calendar, email and internet access 1999 Over the next couple of years, companies see a record amount of growth thanks to the rise of the internet. This period saw a significant amount of new internet-based companies created under . com and e- prefixes 2001 The dot-com bubble bursts V! ‘ v‘ 1991 Amazon makes their first profit on UK site Apple launches iTunes Music Store with 200,000 songs at 99c each and sells one million songs in its first week 2007 E-commerce platform Magento goes into development and the first public version is launched on August 31st 2010 Click & Collect launches : 2012: The UK spends £78 billion online - more . than any other country : . 2012 27% of consumers in the UK shop : online on a weekly basis - Black Friday becomes a worldwide : phenomenon for online shopping - “ . i II I ‘. li1f'ilIl‘I ‘II Ii i: i II I Illiil“ ‘II Ii i ll Si i. Il: i lilili I lllilll‘ 1!‘ J. H. Snider and Terra Ziporyn write "Future Shop: How New Technologies Will Change The Way We Shop and What We Buy" - the book predicts the technological revolution that allows retailers to sell more online 1995 Amazon and eBay Launch Amazon's first sale is a science text book, while the first listing on eBay, known then as "Auction Web", is a broken laser pointer, which sells for $14.83 1997 Google is registered as a domain 2000 Sainsbury's is the first UK supermarket to operate a Dark Store - a store that specifically deals with online orders 2002 eBay buys PayPal for $1.5 billion 2005 "CyberMonday" is first used The first Monday after Thanksgiving sees an increase in online shopping, with online retailers seeing a 77% increase in their online sales J" 2009 >————————————————————— Tesco opens their first Dark Store in London to assist with distribution 2011 @_@ 71% of consumers now shop online 2013 ) New technologies = new ways of shopping Tablets and smartphones pave the way for a new revolution in online shopping, with 22.9% of consumers using tablets and 20.4% using smartphones 2015 >———————————————————— Facebook launches mobile feature lllll ii iii ill ills‘ ii. llllll “IlllIl‘ . ‘ I 4 i‘ i ~i ~. ~,. ii iilli ll"! 'IIIllI“I‘ II r‘IIlll‘ Ill Ihlli llllllli

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