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What are the differences between E-commerce and E-business? Examples for each?

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by Rosella In reply to E-commerce and E-business

In most cases the terms are interchangeable. E-commerce was the European term, E-business the American (source: Australian Computer Society notes, 'E-business I', 2001)

The connotation, though, of being an e-business is that e-commerce transactions integrate into your total operations: it is the kind of business you are. The term 'e-business' can also be applied to businesses where all their stock is electronic and all is electronically delivered, for example, www.freshport.com.au, an information warehouse used to route produce from farmers to markets - it replaces the cooperative growers shed and wholesaling floor.

The term 'e-commerce' is applied very widely. I am doing an e-commerce transaction when I order something with my credit card over the Internet, or even when I email a product request to a company -- but that does not make the company an e-business.

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by RealGem In reply to E-commerce and E-business

The difference is pretty subtle, and not everyone will agree with me.

E-commerce tends to refer to financial transactions, while e-business refers to anything else.

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by Jose Mir In reply to E-commerce and E-business

eCommerce is to Commerce in the same way that eBusiness is to Business.
Business is more deep than commerce. Commerce is just an interchange of merchandise (products, services, money), but business is the full conception of the company's plans.
Iknow that many people use both words to express the same idea; but not all the people think alike.
This is not about technology!

Jose P. Mir
jpm@jpmir.net

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