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CHARACTERISTIC: PREVALENCE OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
BUSINESS PERCEPTIONS OF THE BENEFITS OF RECEIVING ORDERS VIA THE INTERNET OR WEB, 2002–03(a)(b)
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(a) Proportions are of in-scope businesses earning income via the Internet or web
(b) Businesses could identify more than one benefit
(c) Includes 'other' category which is not listed separately
Source: ABS Business Use of Information Technology, Australia, 2000–01 and 2002–03 (cat. no. 8129.0).
For 2003–03, for the first time the survey collected reasons why businesses did not receive orders via the Internet or web. Reasons were collected from businesses which used the Internet or had a web presence, with the most common being that goods or services sold by the business were not suitable (63%), followed by a preference to maintain the current business model (39%) and a lack of customer demand (24%). This ranking was consistent across businesses with different employment sizes.
BUSINESS PERCEPTIONS OF THE BARRIERS TO RECEIVING ORDERS VIA THE INTERNET OR WEB, 2002–03(a)(b)
(b) Businesses could identify more than one barrier.
Source: ABS Business Use of Information Technology, Australia, 2002–03 (cat. no. 8129.0).
Data are from the ABS annual Business Use of Information Technology Survey. Please see the Explanatory Notes of cat. no. 8129.0 for further information on the survey including scope, methodology, data quality, concepts and definitions.
Receiving orders via the Internet or web
Receiving orders for goods and services via the Internet or web, with or without associated online payments. This includes email or Extranet orders, but excludes orders over proprietary networks not using the Internet.
A world-wide collection of computers which are linked together to form a repository of stored information and to provide a range of communication services. These services include, but are not limited to, the World Wide Web (WWW), email and extranet.
Web/World Wide Web (WWW)
A system of Internet servers that support specially formatted documents. The documents are formatted in a script called HTML (HyperText Markup Language) that supports links to other documents, as well as graphics, audio, and video files. Source: http://www.webopedia.com/.