E commerce or electronic commerce is cash or other terms of sale that are made electronically. This includes the purchase, sale and exchange of goods or services to exchange money with computer networks such as the Internet. Opposing to the popular belief, ecommerce not only exist on the web. In fact, ecommerce already and do well in business-to-business transactions from the 70s through the EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) through vans (Value-Added Networks). Ecommerce can be further divided into four main categories: B2B, B2C, C2B and C2C.
• B2B (Business-to-Business)
B2B deals indeed with companies doing business with each other. An example of this is that producers are selling their product to distributors and wholesalers are selling it to retailers. Thus, pricing can be based on the number of orders is often up for grabs.
• B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
Business-to-consumer usually involves selling products and services to the public or consumers using catalogs utilizing shopping cart software . B2B can easily earn a lot of money; on the other hand, B2C, it is in fact in mind that the average customer when it comes to ecommerce as a whole. With the help of ecommerce, you can easily buy a lot of time without human interaction. An example of this if you have trouble finding the book, when you need to buy a custom, high-end computer systems, or find a first-class, all-inclusive trip to the tropical paradise island. Thus ecommerce can help you buy products at the same time.
• C2B (Consumer-to-Business)
Examples of C2B is a consumer posts their projects or projects in the Internet and web sites. The consumer sets the budget online in a few hours, many companies reviews necessary for the consumer and the offer of the project. It enables customers around the world by providing the meeting ground and a platform for certain transactions.
• C2C (Consumer to Consumer)
very good example for C2C is eBay. It is where consumers sell their products to other consumers through offers. Thus, the person who asks the highest can purchase. Another example is sites offer free classified ads, auctions and forums where consumers can buy and sell products to other consumers. They use PayPal as a tool for online payment where they can send and receive money with ease through online.
There is another form of ecommerce is B2E or Business-to-employee ecommerce. Here are the companies with internal networks to offer employees their products and services online. It may not be necessarily online on the Web.
other forms of ecommerce are G2G (Government-to-Government), G2E (Government-to-employee), G2B (Government-to-Business), B2G (Business to Government), G2C (Government-to -Citizen), C2G (Citizen-to-Government). This business involves primarily the government, from procurement to filing taxes to business registration renewed. There are still a lot of other groups are present, but then tend to be superfluous.