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E-COMMERCE (MODULE-1) Edited by: MANAV SIR (Faculty: PMEC & Research Scholar: Berhampur University) *Copyright Issue: Contents provided here are only to help engineering students of Parala Maharaja Engineering College and not for any commercial or any other use. These contents have been collected from Prof essors of various colleges an d File/Document Sharing W ebsites. Still, if there is a copyright issue with these contents then we invite them to contact us with their copyright inf ormation. W e'll remove those contents as soon as possible. Introduction: While many people use e-commerce and e-business interchangeably, they aren't the same, and the differences matter to businesses in today's economy. The "e" is short for "electronic" or "electronic network," and both words apply to business that utilizes electronic networks to conduct their commerce and other bu

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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

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Information is provided through the web site and e-newsletters to inform purchase decisions. The main business contribution is through encouraging offline sales and generating enquiries or leads from potential customers. Such sites also add value to existing customers by providing them with detailed information to help support them in their lives at work or at home. 3 Brand-building sites. Provide an experience to support the brand. Products are not typically available for online purchase. Their main focus is to support the brand by developing an online experience of the brand. They are typical for low-value, high-volume fast moving consumer goods (FMCG brands) for consumers. 4 Portal, publisher ormedia sites. Provide information, news or entertainment about a range of topics. ‘Portal’ refers to a gateway of information. This is information both on the site and through links to other sites. Portals have a diversity of options for generating revenue, including advertising, comm

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You will find that the term ‘e-business’ is used in two main ways within organizations. The first is as a concept which can be applied to strategy and operations. For example, ‘our organization needs an improved e-business strategy (or e-business technology)’. Secondly, ‘e-business’ is used as an adjective to describe businesses that mainly operate online, i.e. they have no physical presence on the high streets and seek to minimize customer service and support through enabling ‘web self-service’, i.e. customers serve themselves before, during and after sales. In the dot-com era e-businesses used to be known as ‘pure-plays’. Amazon (www.amazon.com) and eBay are the world’s two biggest e-businesses. In an international benchmarking study analysing the adoption of e-business in SMEs the Department of Trade and Industry emphasizes the application of technology (information and communications technologies (ICTs)) in the full range of business processes, but also emphasizes how i

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