electronic commerce

Definition

The buying and selling of products and services by businesses and conmsumers over the internet. also called e-commerce. Subdivided into three categories: business to business or B2B (Cisco), business to consumer or B2C (Amazon), and consumer to consumer or C2C (eBay).

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I actually preferred to use electronic commerce because it was a great way to do business and make everything work.

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The health food distributor found that they could make more in sales from electronic commerce than selling their products in brick and mortar stores.

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Retailers are increasingly moving towards electronic commerce in attempt to recover from falling sales due in part by major online sites like Amazon and eBay.

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