... Andreessen expects this wave to keep building and high drama to come by the end of the decade. “Retail guys are going to go out of business and e-commerce will become the place everyone buys. You are not going to have a choice,” he says. “We’re still pre-death of retail, and we’re already seeing a huge wave of growth. The best in class are going to get better and better. We view this as a long term opportunity.”It's worth noting that Andreessen is on the Board of eBay. His final comment in the article worth highlighting:
“My core theory is that the best software companies will win at retail, so it’ll become increasingly important for these companies to have the best software programmers in the world. And there are a lot more of them in the Valley.”Read the entire story here.
Small businesses, start your global e-commerce engines!
Read this post (2010) as it relates to the death of certain 'local' businesses: Go Global or Your Business Will Die