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In a typical B2C flow of information between business and consumer typically is through the medium of Internet. This flow includes product orders/service requests from customers, product information, specifications, providing of services by Business etc. In addition, it may also include, flow of tangibles (e.g. goods ordered from customer, documents transfers between business and customer etc.) Giving credit to the author retrieved from http://projects.bus.lsu.edu/independent_study/vdhing1/b2c/ A B2B site is defined as transactions conducted between businesses on the web.
Although when we look at the goals and objectives of both e-commerce and traditional commerce which the same that is are selling same products ... ... middle of paper ... ...avior of customers. This information is inturn sold to advertisers for direct marketing. Lastly Subscription model: An e-business might sell digital products to its customers, by using this model. Examples Include. Sreeet.com, AjansPress.com is another example of this model that sells business news and analysis based on Subscription Some Companies Using e-Commerce- Amazon.com,American Express pple Auto-by-Tel sells Cisco Systems, sells data communications Dell Computer and Gateway sell computers through their web sites and allow customers to configure their systems on the Web and then purchase them.
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3. To identify the growth of E-commerce application. Finally, the INTRODUCTION Electronic Commerce as popularly as E-commerce has become a big deal in our growing economy due to the increase use of online systems. E-commerce now of the fastest growing business in the world. The technology has change the way of business.
Though there has been no consensus on the definition of a business model in the online context, practitioners have tried to link the term “e-commerce” to firms that can conduct all aspects of their transactions online hence some classification of the various market structures that operate in the Internet has been developed (Mahadevan, 2000). A Portal can be regarded as an emerging model that aims to enlighten customers about various products and services. They drive traffic into various sites, companies such as Yahoo and AOL operate this model, while the market marker is another structure or model that is similar to the portal in terms of forming awareness amongst buyers, it does not just links customers and sellers but goes an extra mile by having a huge knowledge base about the supplier it facilitates transactions between the two. They also aim to provide value for the customer through guaranteed security while carrying out transactions on such sites. Market makers can be found in a business to consumer setting e.g.ebay.com and also in business-to-business context.Amazon.com falls under a category of models known as the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ilt on their logistical streams.
There are e-commerce conducted between businesses and those that carried out between a business and its consumers. Business-to-business e-commerce take place in electronic data interchange over private networks. Companies that regularly do business together will setup an automated and fast info exchange such as stock deliver and receive confirmation. For business-to-consumer e-commerce, the Web has become the dominant pipeline. It includes buying and selling any item over the Internet, electronic fund transfer, shipment tracking, and all other methods of conducting business over digital networks.
B2C classifications are; "direct sellers, online intermediaries, advertising based models, and fee based models". (Reference.com, 2006). B2B and B2C Classifications Business-2-Business Classifications According the definition information on Whatis.com B2B can be classified in the following categories; "Company Web sites, since the target audience for many company Web sites is other companies and their employees. Company sites can be thought of as round-the-clock mini-trade exhibits. Sometimes a company Web site serves as the entrance to an exclusive extranet available only to customers or registered site users.
E-Business E-business is the largest emerging trend in business today. The movement into e-business is dramatically changing the way people buy and sell. Business is no longer a one for all concept, that concept is being replaced by a consumer economy that is driven by choice. These choices are not only in product and price but in shopping environment as well, where their transactions can take place face to face or in an online environment. Not only are traditional businesses completing their transactions with other businesses in such an online format, but such transactions are taking place between businesses and consumers as well as consumers to consumers.