E-commerce is a criteria or process of doing trade, business, or commerce, including the purchasing or selling of goods or services and the transfer of funds, on-line over the Internet. It is very cost-effective method of gaining profits and promoting business, and providing effective and efficient services to the clients. The on-line system of a company involved in e-commerce can be very simple or very complex based on the platform like Java, ASP, Apache etc.
For some very fast growing business, there is an option of doing M-commerce based on mobile module. Here, information is accessible everywhere and every time on mobile phones or handheld devices.
Ecommerce solutions are online stores or cost-effective alternative to physical stores that require no retail space, no recruitment of employees to look after the store, and no property-maintenance.
Ecommerce software or Internet commerce software is a solution which can be used to create online catalogs, ordering forms, credit checking for Web sites that do commerce or trade. The software provides all type of support to the companies involved in e-commerce.
Types of ecommerce solutions:
Business-to-business (B2B) E-Commerce:
In B2B e-commerce companies buy and sell products and services to each other over private networks or Internet. It is very faster and error-free method of controlling and maintaining limited inventory, product refilling, and maintaining business relationship and transactions. B2B ecommerce simplifies business processes and make transaction between companies efficient.
Business-to-consumer (B2C) E Commerce:
In B2C ecommerce companies buy and sell their product and services to individuals like on-line trading and auctions. B2C ecommerce involves electronic and digital interactions between consumers and companies. The solution provides efficient and effective promotion of goods and services by the companies to all consumers. Eg: Amazon.com, an online book store.
Consumer-to-business (C2B) E Commerce:
In C2B ecommerce consumer provides business to companies over the Internet. This mean, when a consumer has a very scarce amount of money to get services or products from the companies, he/she can place his/her condition over the Internet to attract companies that can still offer him those services.
Consumer-to-consumer (C2C) E Commerce:
C2C ecommerce means putting an advertisement, similar to classified advertising market, on the Internet. It's a very faster, cheaper and simpler method of doing business.
Some other types of E-commerce solutions are consumer-to-government (C2G) e-commerce, Business-to-government (B2G) e-commerce and mCommerce (Mobile commerce).
E-commerce Solution Providers:
Frontlinesoft, Offshore software development company, offers ecommerce solution all over the world. ecommerce solution such as Online Shopping, Payment gateway integration, Shopping Cart Pay pal integration, OS-Commerce integration etc. and services like Website maintenance are provided by the company.
Intetics Co./ Web Space Station®, a leading ecommerce Web site design and Web development company, offers solutions such as E-store, BowlStore™ Internet Marriage, AgencyMortgagemm, Marketplace™, and Travel Agency.