Online retailers continue strong growth. A recent survey by shop.com shows that there are more profitable e-commerce sites than unprofitable ones (in the 100 they surveyed). Not wholly surprising since primary effect of the current market conditions is to weed out the weak players.
Some 56 percent of retailers surveyed by Shop.org reported profits at their online operations in 2001. Meanwhile, the study projects that the total U.S. e-tail market, combining the results of all the companies involved in online retailing, will hit breakeven on operating margins this year.