Electronic Commerce (E-Commerce) can be defined as the fact of buying and selling products or services on a platform through the internet.Almost all the enterprises with an online presence are using an ecommerce store and/or e-commerce platform to improve their sales performances. Companies also need to control the logistic process, which is very different than traditional supply chain process.
There are six main e-commerce models in which we can classify businesses:1. B2C.2. B2B.3. C2C.
4. C2B.5. B2A.
6. C2A.1. B2C, BUSINESS TO CONSUMERThis model is defined as the commercial activity between a company and an Individual. This model is one of the most famous model use in e-commerce. For example, when a shopper buys a TV from an online TV retailer.2. B2B, BUSINESS TO BUSINESSThis model is defined as the commercial activity between a company, and another company, like a supplier and a retailer for example.
This e-commerce model cannot be seen by the consumer since it only happens between business entities. We can also talk about Inter-business relation3. C2C, CONSUMER TO CONSUMEROne of the first and oldest e-commerce model existing is the C2C ecommerce business model described as all the exchanges of goods and services between several consumers. EBay and Amazon, for example are the 2 most famous C2C ecommerce website, but there are lots of others. In Singapore, Carousel is also very used for C2C transactions.4. C2B, CONSUMER TO BUSINESSC2B overturns the traditional e-commerce model.
Consumer to business (C2B) is a business model in which consumers are at the service of the company by bringing a product or a service, and not the opposite as it is the case traditionally. This is a model which is for example often see in Crowdfunding projects.