E-Commerce Handbook

The majority of e-commerce books on the market today lack focus, both in terms of subject matter and geography. The E-Commerce Handbook is an exception, and is written by an Australian, for an Australian audience.

Published with the support of the State Government of Victoria, the book is aimed at small to medium sized businesses, IT strategists, Web developers, graphic designers and business analysts. The lack of technical detail or dot-com theory probably excludes all but the small and medium sized businesses, but this does not mean it is not an excellent introduction to e-commerce.

Divided neatly into seven sections covering management, IT infrastructure, design, content, e-commerce systems, marketing and customer service, it is crammed with excellent references to a host of Australian sites. The numerous government site references and Australian Bureau of Statistics figures also add weight.

Perhaps the best aspect of the book are the checklists that appear at the end of each chapter. In fact, the whole book reads somewhat like a checklist as each section is broken down in to main headers, a brief description and an example. This means that you can pull together a basic plan to build on as you develop your business strategy.

The E-Commerce Handbook does exactly what it sets out to - provide a "practical guide to developing a successful e-business strategy", even if it is definitely one for beginners.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?