One sector still struggling that has not entered the e-commerce era, however, is real estate. Although it's one of the largest markets in the country, it's still using an outdated paradigm of brokers and agents all of which often collect large fees for each transaction made.
This is the case with Apple or Nespresso, where the actual physical stores look more like living spaces, with demonstration areas rather than checkouts. Everything is done so that the consumer feels at ease and spends time with customer advisers (not salespeople).
If you have a unique creation or invention, and you are not selling it around the world on the Internet, now is the time to start. The cost of entry has never been lower. Anyone can be an entrepreneur today.