The UK government also used a broad definition when explaining the scope of e-commerce to industry:
E-commerce is the exchange of information across electronic networks, at any stage in the supply chain,
whether within an organization, between businesses, between businesses and consumers, or between the
public and private sector, whether paid or unpaid.
(Cabinet Office, 1999)
These definitions show that electronic commerce is not solely restricted to the actual buying and selling of
products, but also includes pre-sale and post-sale activities across the supply chain.
E-commerce is facilitated by a range of digital technologies that enable electronic communications.
These technologies include Internet communications through web sites and e-mail as well as other digital
media such as wireless or mobile and media for delivering digital television such as cable and satellite
Treese and Stewart gave their view of Internet-commerce as follows:
“… the use of the global Interne