Some economists predict that by the year 2008, American consumers will spend at least one out of ten retail dollars online. Many computer users, however, have already surpassed this ratio. Unless they need to buy something immediately, they often order it online or find it at an online auction site. The future promises more and better opportunities for online shopping. Understanding the possibilities and working them into your planning can help ensure that your online auction business will adapt and grow with the rapidly changing times.