E-Commerce Is a Boon for Rural America, but It Comes With a Price

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    E-Commerce Is a Boon for Rural America, but It Comes With a Price - Wall Street Journal

    Providing small-town residents with big-city conveniences is costly for retailers and delivery services

    Vince Bledsoe, a United Parcel Service Inc. delivery man in this remote tiny town, remembers the exact moment he knew that e-commerce had changed the way rural America shops.

    He was taping up a package a few months ago to one of the town’s 3,000 residents and noticed it contained a bottle of bleach. “It wasn’t lavender [scented] or anything,” he recalls. “It was just a bottle of plain Clorox. ”