Post by zuolun on Jun 23, 2015 10:19:41 GMT 7
What is e-Commerce? There are 4 principal categories of e-Commerce:
Alibaba rethinks its US e-Commerce strategy, folds 11 main, other U.S. Holdings into OpenSky ~ 22 Jun 2015
- B2B (Business to Business) — This involves companies doing business with each other. One example is manufacturers selling to distributors and wholesalers selling to retailers.
- B2C (Business to Consumer) — B2C consists of businesses selling to the general public through shopping cart software, without needing any human interaction. This is what most people think of when they hear "e-commerce." An example of this would be Amazon.
- C2B (Consumer to Business) — In C2B e-commerce, consumers post a project with a set budget online, and companies bid on the project. The consumer reviews the bids and selects the company. Elance is an example of this.
- C2C (Consumer to Consumer) — This takes place within online classified ads, forums or marketplaces where individuals can buy and sell their goods. Examples of this include Craigslist, eBay and Etsy.
Forget China, there’s an e-Commerce gold rush in Southeast Asia ~ 22 Jun 2015