International E-mail Outpaces US
According to a United Messaging study completed at the end of 2000, there are more e-mail mailboxes in the rest of the world than in the US. They recorded a total of 439.6 million in the US and 451.5 elsewhere in the world. The number of e-mailboxes worldwide grew by 67% last year.
The study also showed that 45% of US home consumers use e-mail regularly, and two-thirds of al workers.
This statistic really stresses the importance of considering the international market when creating your web site strategy for a company that sells specialized scientific products and services. You never know where your next customer will be coming from!
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