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Actinic report shows increasing demand for e-commerce and decreasing prices

Actinic report shows increasing demand for e-commerce and decreasing prices

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Independent research published by e-commerce software supplier ActinicUK shows that web designers are increasingly required to include e-commerce functionality in the sites they build for clients.

According to the company, meanwhile the average price that web designers are charging for building an online store is falling, according to a report based on an independent survey by pfa Research. The survey was carried out in a random sample of 76 web design companies. A copy of the report is downloadable from www.actinic.co.uk/docs/Actinic_Web_Design_Report_2004.pdf

The results of the survey show, for example, that between 2003 and 2004, the percentage of sites built by web designers that included e-commerce functionality rose from 17% to 23% and in the same period, the average price charged by a web designer to build an online store for a client decreased from GBP3,825 in 2003 to GBP2,293 in 2004.

The results reportedly also showed that while Microsoft .Net is still the single preferred server technology for most web designers building online stores, its popularity has declined by 14% since last year to 34%.

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