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Online Business Activity

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Unit 8 - Business Online Task 1 - Online Business Activity In this task I am going to describe the internet and the business activities used online such as the online auctions, banking online, internet chatrooms, gambling online, job searches and last minute services. I am also going to look at a business which has an active website and explore its features. Internet The internet is the worldwide, public accessible network of computer networks that transmit data using the standard Internet Protocol (IP). The World Wide Web (www) joins computers together so any one computer can gain access to information made available on other computers elsewhere in the world. Online business Online business is a rapidly developing feature of business activity. Business online covers the business activities used online and the e-commerce. E-commerce is the way of buying and selling online. Online Business Activities Online Auctions The online auctions are used to buying and selling goods. The seller describes the item being sold, buyers bid a price to buy it and the highest bidder acquires the goods. The online auctions are becoming more popular than the traditional auctions. ...read more.

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Also when we Examples Nowadays there are lots of gambling websites. I included some: www.888.com, www.bet365.com, www.bwin.com and www.pacificpoker.com. Job searches Nowadays, people look online to search for a job. Job sites are run by agencies that advertise vacancies on behalf of employers. For an additional fee they will also undertake other tasks such as checking applications and advising on a shortlist. People can email their CV in response to online advertisements and also register to receive email when suitable jobs come up. The job searches website searches the jobs by job title, by type (permanent/temporary or full/part-time, by location or by salary. Advantages and Disadvantages This online activity has many benefits. It is quicker than searching through printed advertisements in newspapers and journals and the online job searches sites cover a broader geographical area than local papers. Some important disadvantages are: the user needs and account with an internet service provider (ISP) and some job vacancies sites provides the user with wrong information about the jobs. Examples Some job searches websites are: www.jobsearch.co.uk, www.jobserve.com and www.jobsite.co.uk. Last minute services The most well-known "last minute" site is lastminute.com. ...read more.

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Today, tens of millions of people converge daily at eBay.com and eBaymotors.com to buy and sell millions of dollars in new and used merchandise. The eBay business model is magnificently simple: provide a safe and motivating online marketplace where anyone can gather to trade products with confidence. EBay charge people a small fee to sell their wares, and enforce safety and trust for everyone. EBay is an online auction website used to buy and sell goods. Items ands services Millions of collectibles, appliances, computer, furniture and several other things are sold on this particular website. Some items are rare and valuable. Anything can be sold as long it is not illegal. Large companies sell their newest products and offer services on eBay using fixed prices. Ebay website explained This is the screen shot of the ebay.co.uk Website. Description of the website The principal colours used on ebay.co.uk are yellow, red, and blue. When we open the ebay.co.uk website the first thing we see are some images of products. The font used is nice for the customer. The fonts vary in the headings and in the text. The content of the first page of the website includes: the categories, the register button, some items and the search engine. ...read more.

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