Business To Consumer - B To C

Business or transactions conducted directly between a company and consumers who are the end-users of its products or services. Business to consumer as a business model differs significantly from the business to business model, which refers to commerce between two or more businesses.

Also known as B2C.

While most companies that sell directly to consumers can be referred to as B2C companies, the term became immensely popular during the dotcom boom of the late 1990s, when it was used mainly to refer to online retailers, as well as other companies that sold products and services to consumers through the Internet. Although numerous business to consumer companies fell victim to the subsequent dotcom bust as investor interest in the sector dwindled and venture capital funding dried up, B2C leaders such as Amazon.com and Priceline.com survived the shakeout and went on to rank among the most successful companies in the world.


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  • Business-To-Consumer — (abgekürzt B2C oder BtC) steht für Kommunikations und Handelsbeziehungen zwischen Unternehmen und Privatpersonen (Konsumenten), im Gegensatz zu Kommunikationsbeziehungen zu anderen Unternehmen oder Behörden. Man spricht in diesem Zusammenhang… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Business To Consumer — Dans le monde du commerce électronique et d internet, Business to Consumer aussi appelé Business to Customer (BtoC ou B2C, prononcer [biː.tuː.siː]) est le nom donné à l ensemble d architectures techniques et logiciels informatiques permettant de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Business-to-consumer — (B2C, sometimes also called Business to Customer) describes activities of businesses serving end consumers with products and/or services.An example of a B2C transaction would be a person buying a pair of shoes from a retailer. The transactions… …   Wikipedia

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  • business to consumer — B2C (business to consumer) adj. business model which focuses on providing services directly to the final consumer (used by companies that do business over the Internet) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Business-to-Consumer — Busi|ness to Con|su|mer [...tu kən sju:mə] das; <aus gleichbed. engl. business to consumer zu consumer »Verbraucher, Konsument«> Geschäfte zwischen Unternehmen u. Privatkunden [im Internet]; Abk. B2C …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Business-to-Consumer — Busi|ness to Con|su|mer 〈[ bı̣znıs tu kɔnsju:mə(r)] n.; ; unz.; Abk.: B2C〉 Geschäftstransaktionen, die direkt zwischen Anbietern u. Konsumenten abgewickelt werden [engl.] * * * Business to Consumer   [ bɪznɪs tə kən sjuːmə, englisch],… …   Universal-Lexikon

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