Forty-three percent of business owners who sell products online say they have experienced significant revenue growth, according to a recent poll, echoing a predicted trend toward increased sales beyond brick-and-mortar locations.
The poll of more than 2,400 business owners conducted by Insureon and online small business directory Manta also revealed that 38 percent experienced a moderate revenue increase because of online sales, while only 19 percent did not experience any change.
Of the 29 percent of small businesses that reported selling products online, 66 percent use their company website for sales, while 24 percent sell products on Amazon, and 22 percent use eBay.
The e-commerce trend is expected to grow this year. Business forecaster Kiplinger predicts a 15 percent increase in web sales in 2018.