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Online Retail is Now An Indispensable Strategy for Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Due to the pandemic, e-commerce is no longer just a value-added proposition for small businesses but a necessity to survive in a virtual business environment. E-commerce retail sales constituted 11.8 percent of total retail sales in the first quarter of 2020, according to the U.S. Census, and this will only keep rising with current business restrictions and an acceleration of customer expectations and convenience concerning online purchasing. Several challenges exist for e-commerce and related industries in the form of pre-pandemic regulations and infrastructure. It will take a concerted effort on the part of businesses and local governments to eliminate these challenges and preserve economic viability.





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