What is the E-commerce Website?

E-Commerce, or electronic business (e-business) involves the online trading such as selling and buying of services and products over an online electronic platform like internet. Besides, it also deals with the online data and funds transfer between two or more parties. In short, E-Commerce is another name of online shopping:


Depending on their functions, different E-commerce websites are labelled or categorized differently:

  • Business-to-Business (B2B): These websites involve online transactions of products and services between companies.
  • Business-to-Consumer (B2C): These websites involve online transactions of products and services between companies and customers.
  • Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C): These websites involve online transactions of products and services between consumers. C2C is mostly done by a third party.
  • Consumer-to-Business (C2B): These websites involve online transactions of products and services between consumers and companies. In this case, consumers offer products and services to companies.
  • Business-to-Administration (B2A): These websites involve online transactions of products and services between companies and public administrations.
  • Consumer-to-Administration (C2A): These websites involve online transactions of products and services between consumers and public administrations.
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