Electronic Commerce - ecommerce

A type of business model, or segment of a larger business model, that enables a firm or individual to conduct business over an electronic network, typically the internet. Electronic commerce operates in all four of the major market segments: business to business, business to consumer, consumer to consumer and consumer to business.

Also sometimes written as "e-commerce" or "eCommerce".

Ecommerce has allowed firms to establish a market presence, or to enhance an already larger market position, by allowing for a cheaper and more efficient distribution chain for their products or services. One example of a firm having successfully used ecommerce is Borders. This book store not only has physical stores, but also has an online store where the customer can buy books, CDs and DVDs.

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  • electronic commerce — noun see ↑e commerce • • • Main Entry: ↑electronic …   Useful english dictionary

  • electronic commerce — Any sales transaction that takes place via computer or over the INTERNET. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005 …   Law dictionary

  • Electronic Commerce — ◆ Elec|tro|nic Com|merce 〈[ ılɛktrɔ̣nık kɔmœ:s] m.; ; unz.; EDV〉 computerunterstützter Handel mit Waren u. Dienstleistungen, insbesondere über das Internet; Sy E Commerce [engl., „elektronischer Handel“] ◆ Die Buchstabenfolge elec|tr... kann in… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Electronic Commerce — Der Begriff E Commerce (v. eng. electronic commerce mit electronic für „elektronisch“ und commerce für „Geschäftswelt“, „Handel“, „Handelsverkehr“) wird sowohl als spezieller als auch ein deutlich umfassenderer Begriff verwendet. Er steht im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • electronic commerce —    The buying and selling of goods and services over the Internet. Electronic commerce may also involve business to business transactions in the exchange of purchase orders, invoices, and other electronic documents …   Dictionary of networking

  • electronic commerce — elektroninė prekyba statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Prekių pirkimas ir pardavimas naudojantis ↑internetu (↑žiniatinkliu). Santrumpa el. prekyba. Elektroninė prekyba vyksta specialiose ↑svetainėse, vadinamose elektroninėmis parduotuvėmis …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • electronic commerce — elektroninė prekyba statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Prekyba, vykdoma internetu. atitikmenys: angl. electronic commerce šaltinis NATO mokymų ir pratybų finansavimo terminų žodynas AAP 43(1), 2009 …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Electronic Commerce — ElectronicCommerce→E Commerce …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

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