Stats & reports
23 novembre 2009
Welcome to the Online Business Index – a quarterly report into the attitudes and performance of hundreds of online businesses operating on eBay in the UK.
Every three months, we are taking an in-depth look at how online businesses are faring during the recession.
Over the last 3 months it looks as if E-tail has been giving retail a helping hand with thousands of small high street businesses ensuring a brighter outlook for 2010 by establishing a presence online.
The findings of eBay’s third Online Business Index demolish claims that online retail is responsible for the decline of the traditional high street business. In fact, the majority (79%) of bricks and mortar firms believe the introduction of online trade has saved their business. Furthermore four fifths (80%) of online-only SMEs believe that bricks and mortar businesses are rendered more sustainable by having an online offering as well.