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Different types of E-commerce.

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E-commerce Ecommerce is the ability to, browse, decide, purchase goods online through the use of the internet and internet transactions exchange procedures. There are four different types of E-commerce and they are � Business to Business (B2B) � Business to Consumer (B2C) � Consumer to Consumer (C2C) � Consumer to Business (C2B) The advantages of using of ecommerce for the customers are * Buying can be easy and private because the product you want to buy maybe in another country making it easier to buy it from your own home and it can be brought privately this way because no one has to know that you have brought that product. * You would have much choice over the internet because the internet has become so big there are endless products you would want to buy. * It can also save you time buying something over the internet because the place you would want to go to could be a long distance away making it more efficient to do it over the internet. * Buying is interactive and immediate because you can buy it with instant success making it easier and immediate. * Can be used 24/7 because the internet ever closes. Disadvantages of ecommerce for the customers are: * Security concerns with personal and credit card details. ...read more.


� A good example of this is Amazon.com because you can product off there from online stalls and shops. Another good example is the official website of a company such as Sony.com or Dell.com Consumer to Consumer (C2C) � Consumer-to-consumer electronic commerce involves the electronic transactions between consumers through some third party. � This is where people buy and sell second hand products off other people that they don't want anymore, or people will try and sell them to make a profit off the product if it is sold out in stores. � An example of this is ebay.com or amazon.com where you can sell and buy the product second hand for a cheaper price rather paying for a brand new one. Consumer to Business (C2B) � A transaction that occurs between a company and a consumer from the consumer. � Than example of this when some feedback is given on a product they bought from a business so they know how they can improve it why it's needed to be improve. � An example of this is game.com where you can leave comment you have brought from the website and how good it is, bad points about the game and why it can be improve. The cycle of ecommerce The first thing you need to do to set than ecommerce is you need a domain name e.g. ...read more.


I item I am going to show you that I am going to buy is a Xbox 360 console with a 60 GB hard drive. As it shows on the page above by clicking the buy button the item is then added to the shopping basket in the top right corner and then a note will come up on the screen saying that you have added the item to your shopping basket and then give you the choice of if you want to proceed to the checkout or continue shopping. After this has been done you will then proceed to the checkout. Then when you get to the checkout you then be asked to fill in the billing and shipping address and the credit/debit card details. This is the page called a Electronic funds transfer when information is kept confidential because the webpage has been secure and this can be seen by the URL because if it is a secure page it must have a Https in as shown below. EFT will then take between the store and the bank to make sure you have used the correct card detail and it is valid. After this is done the order will be completed and the item will be disbatch and then send to the shipping address. ?? ?? ?? ?? Curtis Berry Task 1 ...read more.

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The report shows a basic understanding of how eCommerce websites operate from a consumer's view and a business view. However the report does lack detail, and the case study could be linked with the background knowledge to achieve high marks. ...

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The report shows a basic understanding of how eCommerce websites operate from a consumer's view and a business view. However the report does lack detail, and the case study could be linked with the background knowledge to achieve high marks. The student lists a number of benefits regrading eCommerce, however the student doesn't explain how purchasing a product/service online can save the consumer money due to lower company costs. This is one of the main advantages, and the student hasn't placed this within the report. On the other hand, the disadvantages are quite good and are detailed which address all the main concerns regarding eCommerce.

Level of analysis

The report contains the use of bullet points quite heavily, which only explains the key points, the student hasn't gone in-depth on certain areas. For higher marks, the student would need to explain the reason behind each bullet point. This would enable the student to state what the key point is and explain this showing extensive understanding. The report states that a 'good ecommerce website is Play.com', however the report doesn't mention the reaosn to why the website is 'good'. The student could link some of the bullet points to the real example, this would show extensive knowledge regarding Play.com with using the student background knowledge.

Quality of writing

The writing is quite informal, and the writing could be in an paragraph format to ensure that the student explains in more detail, rather than using bullet points. The report does mention terms such as 'EFT', 'ATM' and 'POS'. The student goes further and explains what each of these terms mean and explaining how businesses implement these features.

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