The internet cafe business is relatively new and can be traced back to about 14 years following the launch of the internet. Online shopping allows consumers to shop any day of the week, any time of the day and night, and 365 days a year. At the same time, computers with internet connections started appearing in the belhuizen next to – or actually replacing – the phone booths. In the downtown and Delfshaven areas, along Nieuwe Binnenweg street, of the 11 internet cafés listed in 2005, I only managed to find 5 survivors in mid-2011. We are setting up Internet Cafe for 15 years… Rest assured, we will use our experience to ensure your satisfaction.
Nizar, the owner of Ayhan, a Turkish internet café, told me he deleted Skype because it created too much noise: If they want to talk, they can do it in the booths.” Many cafés offer a games” option – the featured game is invariably World of Warcraft.
When shopping online it is important to feel confident using your credit card or debit card. One of the downsides of online shopping is the inability to ‘try it on’ or see the item before purchasing, so make sure your merchant offers you an easy way to return/refund your purchase if it’s not what you expected. Considering that the Internet is a fairly new introduction to modern life, it is amazing to see how much it has developed in such little time. However the internet cafe is still the choice for entrepreneurs as a business option. And what is even greater with online shopping is you just sit around and wait for the product you ordered to get delivered at your doorstep. Firstly, the city doesn’t have and never really had any classic” internet cafés.
Some people come to Internet Cafes to use external hardware offered there, since they are not well equipped at home or simply do not have these electronic privileges (example: to print and scan documents, burn cd and dvd, for faxing service etc.). If you have an Internet Cafe in a place attractive for tourists or a holiday resort, it is fully recommended to allow transferring data from digital camera to cd or flash drive and charge additionally for these services.s.
You may wish to offer subsidised rates for computer users, and allow people to come in off the street and buy refreshments without purchasing internet access. However, being relatively expensive they are recommended more for business people or those travellers who do not intend to make extensive use of the internet while in Japan. Compared to the Internet cafes that I have visited in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia, Japanese Internet cafes hardly recognizable, a different beast.