August 17, 2011 by harshalvaidya
The popularity,trend of online shopping has increased dramatically and drastically over the past few years. There are plenty of options available if you not are planning to build your own.
E-commerce solution (Electronic Commerce) is the sales and purchase of goods or services through electronic means. In our case, this electronic means is the Internet. There are so many different applications of e-commerce on the Internet, including:
Online shops selling products, such as Amazon
Online auctions, such as eBay
Brick ‘N Mortar stores Online services/web services such as BaseCamp,
Webservices such as BasCamp.
E-commerce is an incredibly popular way of doing business, so let’s look at who is using e-commerce and what they are using it for:-
According to eBay’s website, there are approximately 84 million active users of eBay, with users trading more than $1,900 worth of goods each second. That means 84 million of us are using eBay to buy and sell goods, eBay is a social e-commerce site, operating as an online auction house, whereby they don’t actually sell anything themselves, but instead allow their community of users to not only buy but also sell through their site.
With revenue of over $19 billion in 2008, Amazon is one of the most popular e-commerce sites on the Internet. Research in early 2009 indicated that it was the favorite retailer for both video and music in the UK.
Companies such as 37signals are setting up online applications (such as Project Management tool, BaseCamp) with monthly subscription models. Other examples of such sites include large file distribution websites (allowing you to “e-mail” large files using a third-party website) and premium features on certain websites.
Free Lancing hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers from all over the world. They do connect almost 2,749,236 employers and freelancers globally from over 234 countries & regions. Through their website, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering and the sciences, sales and marketing, and accounting & legal services. The average job is under US$200, making outsourcing for the first time extremely cost effective for small businesses.