Word e-commerce (electronic commerce) refers to a variety of different online business activities for products and/or services. Business transactions might include ordering, selecting goods, invoicing and payment. They may also involve the agreement of contracts, the arrangement of the arrangement of delivery, the declaration of tax and after sales service. Key word in e-commerce is that business is done without any physical exchanges or direct physical contact. Usually the link between supplier and a customer is computers on the internet, but it might also be a private network. Nowadays end user terminal can be any kind of PDA or cellular phone which has a network capabilities.
E-commerce has fast been adopted as another reliable means of carrying out business transactions. Hardly does a business in the global market thrive without some form of website that displays various categories of its products. Some websites go as far as giving customers the opportunity to select products of choice, make payments and have these products brought to their doorstep. This convenience is surely a great factor for the success of most businesses in this present day and age.
With this platform, customers can view details of products and buy them through the internet. The e-commerce platform also has a system whereby customers can select items and gather them in a cart. Usually, the customer will be asked to fill or select a billing address, a shipping address, a shipping option, and payment information such as credit card number. An e-mail notification is sent to the customer as soon as the order is placed.