Starting at the end of the 20th century, online retailers like Amazon.com began to emerge, allowing business to be conducted remotely. Since then, more businesses have gone online.
"It was around the late-80’s, early-90’s when we see the '.com's' appearing. In the early-90’s, the web came on, and that’s when the constituency grew to include ‘Joe Consumer,’ and that’s when most of the people in the world began to hear about the Internet."
The Internet has had unprecedented effects on the world economy.