Ivey Publishing
Shopster.com
Product Number:
9B07E005
Publication Date:
08/21/2007
Revised Date:
09/27/2007
Length:
18 pages (11 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey
Shopster.com is a Calgary-based e-business company whose business is to assist other individuals or companies in setting up their own retail transactional websites. Shopster differs significantly from ordinary website developers in that retailers are able to select from a huge inventory of saleable products, through Shopster's network of goods providers. Shopster also provides software tools, and expertise, to allow anyone wishing to create an online retail store to do so quickly and easily. Shopster's business has done well to date, but there are plenty of operational challenges ahead. As well, the principals would like to raise the bar substantially, to something they refer to as Shopster 2.0, the specifics of which are still at a formative stage. The Shopster case provides an interesting example of a small but rapidly growing Canadian company with an innovative business model and big dreams for the future.
Issues:
Disciplines:
Entrepreneurship,  International,  Management Science,  Information Systems
Industries:
Administrative, Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services
Setting:
Canada, Small, 2007
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$4.25 CAD / $4.25 USD Printed Copy
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Permissions
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Digital Download
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