[LINK] local e-commerce?
Tue, 06 Nov 2001 14:03:51 +1100
"Chirgwin, Richard" wrote:
> Stephen, Bernard,
> First, on the recruitment angle: as with all Web-based ventures,
> I believe the dynamic is more complex than "more on the Web, less in
> the paper". There are other places where the headhunter ads seem to
> have fallen away less than in the Australian IT section; the front two
> sections of the Saturday SMH are still crowded with recruitment ads,
> for eg.
To add fuel to the fire^H^H^H^H argument
Online IT job ads outstrip print
By Lauren Thomsen-Moore
6 November, 2001 8:47
Recruitment companies are moving their advertising spend away from print
and into online media, with the Internet establishing itself as the
preferred job seeking medium for IT professionals.
After monitoring the quantity and quality of candidates from both print and
online over the past year, Brian Youston, CEO of Icon Recruitment, said
online job boards provide a more cost effective capture of applications
compared to print.
Supporting claims of the move from print to online is the number of IT jobs
advertised in major daily newspapers during the past three months.
According to the Icon Trend Index 2001 July to September, 2576 IT jobs ads
appeared in print compared with 30,718 on the Internet.
"The volume of jobs posted on the Internet is indicative of an overall
trend in the recruitment industry as recruiters and companies look for
cost-effective ways to search for quality candidates," said Youston, whose
company has entered into a strategic online marketing program with
employment Web site, seek.com.au.
and............. (although this article is not saying that on-line book
ordering is falling, it is making the observation that Amazon is losing
Amazon losing ground in core area: Books
By Greg Sandoval
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
November 5, 2001, 10:00 a.m. PT
Not long ago, Amazon.com stunned the publishing industry by seizing a huge
part of its business seemingly overnight.
Now, as the company continues to struggle with a vastly expanded retail
strategy that includes such mass-market stalwarts as Wal-Mart, the
e-commerce pioneer from Seattle is losing ground in the business that the
company was created for: selling books.
According to estimates for the last quarter, the online retailer has lost
significant market share to archenemy Barnes&Noble.com, whose parent
company was at one time emblematic of the brick-and-mortar world's sluggish
reaction to online competitors. Mark Rowen, the Prudential Securities bond
analyst who reviewed the combined U.S. sales for both companies last week,
said he had seen indications of problems with Amazon's book business more
than a year ago.
You cannot swim twice in the same river.