Whether a franchisor is an established bricks-and-mortar
chain or a mobile-only chain, the decision to franchise food trucks comes with unique challenges that must be addressed by both the franchisor's developmental and operational people and its legal counsel.
Atkinson urges policy makers to support innovation and allow the free market to pick winners and losers in the battle between ecommerce and bricks-and-mortar
insurers did not rush to go online.
E-tailers and bricks-and-mortar
stores alike are finding that SmartBargains is a lucrative way to turn excess inventory and assets into cash.
In response to the dot-com challenge, most of the bricks-and-mortar
companies we interviewed for our study view customer-centric e-business as their top priority and see it as potentially changing their business models in a radical way.
More surprising, perhaps, are the bricks-and-mortar
brand names that pop up on the list, such as consumer electronics and appliance retailer Best Buy and tool dealer Coastal Tool & Supply.
The initiative will further integrate the online and bricks-and-mortar
operations to leverage the strengths of each other and will involve a full restructure of the business to be in place by early 2001.
The retail e-business solutions include (1) a full suite of e-commerce solutions and services including secure Internet and/or bricks-and-mortar
transaction processing, web development and hosting and (2) a family of customer-activated wireless devices to enhance the retail shopping experience and reduce overhead costs.
com, representing a consortium of industry leaders that provide the means to continue successfully serving the needs of bricks-and-mortar
galleries while capturing market share in emerging online markets and new technologies.
The report details the major online initiatives of dot-coms, nonprofits and bricks-and-mortar
companies and assesses the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of e-philanthropy.
It offers its technological and logistical expertise in e-commerce to manufacturers, content providers and bricks-and-mortar
retailers looking to come online.