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Product Details

  • Series: The Complete Idiot's Guide
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Alpha; 1st edition (January 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789721945
  • ISBN-13: 978-8120316690
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,750,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

The Complete Idiot's Guide to e-Commerce shows you what makes e-businesses successful, what to consider when starting an on-line business, where the Internet is heading and how to avoid the pitfalls that are on the horizon. It also includes an e-commerce business model at the end of the book that brings all the content together in one cohesive strategy. You can surf the Internet to an on-line website for real examples of some e-commerce concepts like 'real-time' supply chain objects or secure electronic payment forms. The book also includes links to e-commerce suppliers, information and new technology.

About the Author

Rob Smith is the co-founder of online e-commerce companies Routecool.com and StoneGarden.com. He is also president of Exordium Technology Corp, a think tank, test lab, and consultancy. Mark Speaker is the president of 2MN8 Inc., a company focused on delivering home networking education. He is co-founder of a new Internet company, Learnlots.com. Mark Thompson has written dozens of manuals on personal computing and networking, and has delivered hundreds of lectures and seminars on networking technologies. He is also a co-founder of Learnlots.com.

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Chris Jones
The book, taken as a whole, is a great starter's bible on e-commerce and technology businesses in general.
Sue Grafton
We think the book is a great beginners book on e-commerce.
Bob Simpson

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Sue Grafton on May 15, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book has more depth on e-commerce than most e-commerce books. That is surprising since it is a "Complete Idiot's" series. The applicability to the business side of e-commerce is especially good. The book, taken as a whole, is a great starter's bible on e-commerce and technology businesses in general. If you want to know how to program Java or build a router from scratch then you'll need a different book but if you are building a company (any company) then don't miss some of the gems of wisdom buried deep in the book.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Bob Simpson on February 15, 2000
Format: Paperback
We think the book is a great beginners book on e-commerce. We make all our staff read it and have made thousands from our new website by following the book. We highly recommend it as a good place to start on e-commerce.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Keith Winter on February 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is poorly written in my opinion, the chapters don't seem to flow into each other and the information covered is very basic. Chances are you already know almost everything contained if this book if you have a web site already or have browsed the web very much. If you are completely in the dark as to how the internet works, buy this book, otherwise save you money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris Jones on January 27, 2001
Format: Paperback
I can't stand reviews in general but the negative ones on this book suck. This is an unusually good starter book on e-commerce. Note I said starter...not expert (read the title). I like the approach and the content. I can't find more than a couple of references to the authors websites and if you've ever listen to a Comdex keynote, self promotion is the name of this game anyways. The fact that they only made a few references is surprising in this day and age. Here's what's good and bad. The good is the forward looking stuff. The bad is that this stuff dates very fast (it needs an updating especially website references). The basic stuff on business design is good but the stock stuff is maybe better suited for a book on the stock market. It's a bit slow at the start and that's bad but picks up the pace after the first chapter and that's good. If you do e-commerce, buy the book and you'll learn something unless your some kind of freakin e-wonderboy. But then you wouldn't be reading a "Complete Idiot's Guide now would ya?
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By A Customer on February 18, 2001
Format: Paperback
You can read a book by reading it on the surface or reading it deeperbetween the lines. If your a surface reader then this book may beconsidered good. If you have any depth at all to read between thelines then the book is very, very good. I am a 'techno-geek' and Ithink that the real value is buried very deep between the lines. Iwas given the book as a lark by a friend but I must say these guysseem to understand the fundamentals of the tech business better thansome of the guys running the big tech shops. Maybe Nortel... andCisco should pick up a copy and read it before they bleed to death.Maybe they should have read it last year.
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By A Customer on December 20, 2000
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This book is a valuable resource for people starting a tech company or running one from the business side. I thought it was worth the money and feel that there are lot's of valuable hints especially in the 'landmines lurking on the net' area. I got great value out of the concepts hidden deep in the pages. The 'links' to online resources are dated and the writing could be better at the start but overall the theory is great.
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