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56% of US companies buy online

according to a recent report by the Center for Study of the Digital Economy of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (CCS), although 69% of Chilean companies are connected to the Net, digital technology covers mainly just the fundamentals. Only 25% of Chilean companies have their own web site; only 11% use the web as a platform for sales; and only 16% use it to buy online and to connect with suppliers.

according to a recent report by the Center for Study of the Digital Economy of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (CCS), although 69% of Chilean companies are connected to the Net, digital technology covers mainly just the fundamentals. Only 25% of Chilean companies have their own web site; only 11% use the web as a platform for sales; and only 16% use it to buy online and to connect with suppliers. These numbers lag far behind such countries as Sweden and Germany, where almost every company is connected, more than 80% of companies have web sites, and about 40% transact sales online. In the United States, 56% of all companies buy via the Net, according to data from CCS.