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Online retailing has an enormous impact on the way people around the globe make purchases. Experts agree that the volume of online shopping will continue to increase at tremendous rates over the next few years. Yet many businesses struggle to adjust while clinging to offline strategies long proven to be ineffective online. This lag between online retail practice and online retail reality creates opportunities for enterprising, Internet-knowledgeable businesses, and will make others obsolete. Internet psychologist Graham Jones explores shoppers’ online behavior, shows where many online retailers fall short and provides a practical business model for any type of company. This comprehensive how-to book is instructive rather than engaging, but getAbstract recommends Jones’s insights to anyone operating or investing in online retail.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How consumers’ online behavior differs from their shopping behavior in real stores,
  • What common mistakes online retailers make and
  • How you can use the “CLICK” model to improve your online store.

About the Author

Graham Jones is a psychologist specializing in Internet usage and the author of 29 books. He is an associate lecturer at the Open University and a popular consultant and speaker.



Millions of people around the globe spend billions of dollars shopping online. Experts predict that 20% of shopping will take place online by 2015. Yet many traditional businesses fail to translate the success of their brick-and-mortar stores to the virtual world of online shopping...

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