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Ecommerce Course Material
Numerous resources are offered with this course that will help you complete it successfully. You will come across those listed below as you progress through the course.
Resources and Help Page
You can find information about the hardware and software options for implementing an e-commerce site on the Resources page.
Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to review definitions of key terms. These terms are defined in the course glossary.
The terms appear as blue, italicized, and underlined in the lesson text. Clicking a glossary term opens a pop-up window with the definition.
After completing some exercises, you will be required to cut and paste your source code into a text submission box. Copying and pasting is generally easy to accomplish. In the next lesson, the virtual learning environment will be discussed.
- Describe the major electronic commerce (EC) activities and processes and the mechanisms that support them.
- Define e-marketplaces and list their components.
- List the major types of e-marketplaces and describe their features.
- Describe electronic catalogs, search engines, and shopping carts.
- Describe the major types of auctions and list their characteristics.
Electronic commerce and mobile commerce are evolving, providing new ways of conducting business that present both opportunities for improvement and potential problems
- Describe the current status of various forms of ecommerce, including B2B, B2C, C2C, and mcommerce
- Identify several e-commerce and (m-commerce) Mobile commerce applications
- Identify several advantages associated with the use of e-commerce and m-commerce
What is the current status of various forms of ecommerce, including B2B, B2C, and C2C
As of 2021, the current status of various forms of ecommerce is as follows:
- B2B (Business-to-Business) ecommerce: B2B ecommerce continues to grow rapidly, driven by the increasing adoption of digital transformation initiatives by businesses. B2B ecommerce provides businesses with a more efficient way to purchase goods and services, and many businesses are choosing to buy online rather than through traditional sales channels.
- B2C (Business-to-Consumer) ecommerce: B2C ecommerce has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, driven by the increasing popularity of online shopping among consumers. The rise of mobile commerce and the widespread adoption of mobile devices has also played a significant role in the growth of B2C ecommerce.
- C2C (Consumer-to-Consumer) ecommerce: C2C ecommerce, also known as peer-to-peer (P2P) ecommerce, continues to grow, driven by the popularity of platforms such as eBay, Amazon, and Facebook Marketplace. C2C ecommerce provides consumers with a convenient way to buy and sell goods directly with each other, and the trend towards more sustainable and circular economies has also led to increased growth in this area.
Overall, all forms of ecommerce have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with many consumers turning to online shopping as a result of lockdowns and physical store closures. This has accelerated the trend towards digital commerce and has created opportunities for businesses to reach new customers and expand their online presence.