The History of E-Commerce Infographic

I simply had to add this inforgraphic as well. You probably saw the Page Rank infographic I posted a few months back, and although this is not 100% SEO related graphic it is sure a great insight for those in the online marketing business.  I really must praise the guys from ZippyCart who created this amazing graphic. I posted just an image here which surely tells a lot, but if you want to find out more about the history of e-commerce you can do so at ZippyCart website.


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13 Response to The History of E-Commerce Infographic

  1. Kyle Alm@Internet Marketing on November 10, 2010

    Funny inforgraphic!

  2. Zarko on November 10, 2010

    Hi Kyle,

    I can see this e-commerce infographic as useful, amusing and interesting, but not as funny however I look at it!

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  4. Steve@Lifestyle Design on November 11, 2010

    Well, it is funny that an old lady was the first “online shopper” and not some young “hipster” trying out a hot new tech.

    Other than that a very interesting graphic to remind how far and how fast we have come.

    ‘Kinda makes you wonder. Google seems like an unstoppable juggernaut right now, but as a business it really is a newborn. Ten years from now we could all be operating in a completely new paradigm.

  5. Zarko on November 11, 2010

    Well Steve you can look at it that way, but it doesn’t surprise me. Even though youngsters are known to have an interest in tech, the old people are the easy ones that order things from tele-shop :(

    As for Google, yeah you are right, they are really new and they already have one of the greatest empires on the planet, but that also goes to show that in 10 years someone else might be in their place!

  6. coupons on November 12, 2010

    OMG the graph is so cute but true! I started eCommerce when i was in primary school, trying to sell out my designer brands clothes to get some pocket money for more designer brands clothes! That was back in …uh.. year 1999? haha cheers to the picture!

  7. lawmacs on November 16, 2010

    The is really funny however it is good to share Thanks for the heads up Zarko

  8. Mark of Success on November 22, 2010

    Hi Zarko,

    That’s an interesting one!

    I never knew that the first online home shopper was a 72 year old. Google has come a long way in just a decade. I cannot imagine what could happen in the next 10 years. Probably they are going to put a ban on e-commerce in the name of security after finding out one fine day that a terrorist group used the Internet to have explosives transported to the scene of crime?

    Mark

  9. Zarko on November 22, 2010

    Yeah, everything can happen, Google is surely expanding, whether that is a good thing or a bad thing time will tell.

    PS. I had no idea about the granny being the first one, but you know that old people are the first one to order things from the tele-shop.

  10. Felicia @ No Deposit Poker on December 2, 2010

    Interesting infographic. Who knew that sites like Amazon, ebay, Craigslist, Google, Facebook would be known all over the world in those early days? Simply amazing.

  11. Web Designer on January 5, 2011

    Very Interesting and Valuable Pictures of E commerce History, I think i got Great Idea by Viewing these Pics. Keep sharing interesting Works.

    Regards
    Conroy James

  12. Susan@Ecommerce Blog on March 8, 2011

    I love the picture of the guy from the Dell commercials – Steve, wasn’t it? I’m sure Dell has made significant contributions to online commerce, but the funny thing is that I remember Steve best of all.

  13. Jack@inventory system on June 10, 2011

    Interesting infographic – looks like 95 was a good year to invest in the dot com industry! 3 of the biggest online companies!

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