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Why don’t we have better retail websites?

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In the states there are amazon and ebay, zappos and newegg. I can find detailed information on whatever I’m looking for, read user reviews, and find the best price fast.

People might argue that in Indonesia the problems as to why online retail hasnt really picked up is:

1. The internet here is really slow
2. Indonesia is a logistics nightmare
3. Indonesians don’t use credit cards
4. People just don’t trust websites to make big purchases

These are problems that, if one could solve, could become the king of online retail in Indonesia. I cant say how big the market is, but I do know it is big, or is gonna be big in the next 5 years.

The current online retail websites we have still suck. Ugly websites to begin with, Not much choice, no way to compare prices, payment is really a hassle.

These are problems waiting to be solved.

Written by randomwalls

March 21, 2012 at 11:53 pm

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