By Howie Fenton – The growing importance of e-commerce has never been more clear than the most recent holiday season as 51% of holiday shopping was expected online, compared to 42% in stores (Deloitte Holiday Retail Survey [2017]). An annual survey by analytic firm comScore and UPS found that consumers are now buying more things online than in stores. The report shows year over year growth since 2014 regardless of the age of the person or the location of the product.

In fact, it is starting to not matter what is ordered. It could be a ride from Uber, dinner from GrubHub, furniture from Wayfair, groceries from Amazon, or business cards from VistaPrint- there is an undeniable appeal to online and mobile ordering. As a result, online ordering systems such as Web to print software may be becoming a Business-Critical Application.

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