Web Design & Online Shopping: 20 Year Timewarp
Last Updated on January 18th, 2020
Question: What was the first product ever securely sold over the Internet?
Answer: Sting’s compact disk, Ten Summoner’s Tales on 11th August 1994.1
Thanks to improved security measures across the net, by the mid 90s, shopping online got serious. First called e-tailing (short for electronic retailing), e-commerce has brought big brands into our homes via our desktops, tablets and mobiles for twenty years. And web design has evolved in marketing this multi-billion dollar industry.
But what did some of the first online stores look like? Well let’s take a look, shall we?