What is E-commerce?

E-commerce, also known as electronic commerce, is a way of selling and buying products or services online through the Internet. E-commerce is also a way of sending data and information. There are many applications, such as email, shopping carts or online catalogs, which are used for e-commerce.

There exist many types of e-commerce, such as B2B (business to business), B2C (business to customer), C2B (customer to business) and C2C (customer to customer). It expresses who are dealing with who. For example, in B2C type, a company sells product or services to the public through the internet.

E-commerce brings many benefits to company and customers. It is a speed of access and transaction, good accessibility, large availability of goods and services and much more.