E-commerce and Small Businesses
E-commerce has seen significant growth around the world, but small businesses lag behind in adopting the technologies needed to enable E-commerce. To address this issue in Israel, this research suggests a number of recommendations, including:
- Change the laws around public tenders to require that they be issued online
- Establish internet banks, with the support of the Bank of Israel, in order to expand access to online payments for small businesses.
- Increase small businesses’ access to information and training around E-commerce, through both the private and public sectors.