Discuss the Global Impact of E-Commerce on Society.

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P 2.2 Discuss the global impact of e-Commerce on society.
Ans Positive effects of e-commerce on society
* Convenience
* Helpful for disables and aged people
* Time saving
* Information availability
* Helpful for new business
* Jobs for society
* 24 hour service
* Available niche products
* Disintermediation
* Environment friendly

Negative effects of e-commerce on society
* Unemployment
* Increase in crime
* Health concerns
* Natural causes
* Loss to retailers
* Environmental harms
* Wrong information
* Returns and complaints

Explanation positive effects

1. Convenience : e-commerce is very convenient for customer ,because it accepts different type of credit and debit cards and as many other forms of payment as possible . customer don’t need to go anywhere for payment ,customer can carry as many items in stock as possible to avoid backorder ,it is often convenience because the order goes hand –in –hand with in timelines to customer. 2. Helpful for disables and aged people: as the disable and aged people are less able to walk and might be live alone , so by the e –commerce they don’t need walk to door to door of different shops in that search of things ,whatever they need that will come to there door within the timeline, within reasonable prices and if they don’t like the product they can return it back within the time period of product 3. Time saving : with e-commerce, consumer can save their time, because they can have access to their money through internet and work all from a desktop computer and save the time of going to so many different shops in search of thing they wanted ,they will get so much choices on e-commerce at sitting at there home, in that mean time they can do there different works . 4. Information availability : e-commerce enables consumers to make price comparison so that they can make more appropriate purchasing decisions .e-commerce make information of products and the market as whole which is easily accessible by customer to make more appropriate purchasing decisions 5. Helpful for new business: in the present situation of market, e-commerce stores have become the necessity of the people e-commerce website is exposed to the millions of people at a single click , so the chances are high that it is able to generate huge profit and to start a new business ,the business man only need to pay the registration fees of his business website , so it is clearly shows that the expenditure is very less and profit margin is very high 6. Jobs for society : e-commerce create delivery jobs for the general people for these jobs people don’t need to much educated and this not very hard work any worker can do that the delivery person also get tips s reward 7. 24 hour service: e-commerce site gives customer ability to have unlimited store hours, it gives customer it gives customer 24 hours a day ,7 days a week access to shop and buy items from online stores .the customers can make contact to the merchant or the seller anytime by email or by the fax. whole information about the product is available to the customer all the time on the website 8. Available niche products : on the e-commerce market there is wide range of products are available ,there are variety of products which come in different variants at varied prices, some products which are not available within the boundaries of one’s country on e-commerce one can do cross border shopping, they only have to pay the shipping cost extra 9. Disintermediation : e-commerce removes intermediaries in supply chain process, it gives customer simpler and more direct access to good and services which means lower prices because supply chains are streamlined and the fees charged by distributors and logistics providers are eliminated or sharply reduced 10. Environmental friendly : e-commerce is eco-friendly market...
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