Stories by Eric Savitz

  • Online editors enjoy profitless prosperity

    It has taken only about two years for online shopping to morph from a geeky way of buying books and software into a business phenomenon that's shaking the structure of the entire retailing industry - and changing the buying habits of millions of people. Although online sales still account for well under 1 per cent of total retail spending, the possibility that they might soon account for a lot more has produced a veritable plethora of dot-com retailing ventures. Not only can most items now be bought online, they can be bought online at dozens of different places.

  • Profitless prosperity

    It has taken only about two years for online shopping to morph from a geeky way to buy books and software into a business phenomenon that's shaking the structure of the entire retailing industry -- and changing the buying habits of millions of people.