The impact of ecommerce and the online market is huge for some markets.
Newspapers in the USA made more than $ 100 million in turnover in classified ads (small advertisements) in 2003. In 2009 this number was reduced to less than $ 30 million and in 2014 printed newspaper ads have a revenue of $ 16 million. (Source: Newspaper Association of America (2003-2013). The revenues of newspaper ads have collapsed over the last decade. This business model contrasts sharply with the profits that are made online, for example on the web site of Craigslist.