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What is E-Commerce? E-commerce re!ers to the process o! buying or selling products or services over the Internet.
Online shopping is becoming increasingly popular because o! speed and ease o! use !or customers.
E-business activities such as selling online can be directed at consumers or other businesses. Business to Consumer (B2C) involves the online sales o! goods, services and provision o!
in!ormation directly to consumers. Business to Business (B2B) re!ers to the online exchange o! products, services, or in!ormation between businesses.
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