The internet has had a seriously detrimental effect on car salesmen and car showrooms. Buying cars from online businesses has undercut the car showroom hugely, and this is only set to continue. Years ago we would have visited a few different showrooms to chat to the salesmen before making a purchase. Nowadays, the research can all be dome online.
Whether you’ve ever thought about it like this or not, but your business is like a car showroom. This example can be applied to most businesses. Your potential customers can undertake their research online, make up their minds online and even buy online.