Electronic commerce, e-commerce or eCommerce by definition means the sale and purchase of goods and services over the Web and the Internet . It involves commercial transactions between organizations and individuals using digitally, Internet- enabled platforms or devices. There are 3 types of E-commerce; B2C, B2B and C2C. The following types will be discussed in detail further below.
Business-to-consumer targets retailing products/services to individual customers normally by using catalogue utilizing shopping cart software. Some examples of B2C sites are H&M.com, pixmania.com, Ellos.dk, and veromoda.com.
Business-to-business is where companies transact or do business with each other. Manufacturers selling to distributors, wholesalers selling to retailers are some of the possible sequences in B2B. Pricing is often negotiated and in terms of quantity. Examples of B2B sites are; ChemConnect, Dell, Microsoft, Oracle, SpaceWorks, Trade Compass and many others.
Consumer-to-consumer means online users can transact and do business with other online users of a particular site. Free classified...