Stories by Shari Weiss

Chemical Attraction

Companies that sell products and services to other businesses rather than to consumers, now known by the ubiquitous moniker B2B, are capitalizing on the benefits of e-commerce at a furious rate. B2B commerce in the United States alone will experience a 41 percent compound annual growth rate during the next five years; B2B transaction volume will top US$541 billion by 2003, up from $138 billion in 1999, according to a report by Yankee Group Inc., a Boston-based consultancy.