E-commerce is the use of computers and electronic communications in business transactions, including websites, electronic data interchange (EDI), online databases and point-of-sale (POS) systems.


  • there is no limit to what you can buy on the internet.
  • easy to access and to create accounts
  • speed.Electronic communications allow messages to traverse the world almost instantaneously. there is no need to wait weeks for a catalogue to arrive by post:that communications delay is not part of the internet/e-commerce world.


  • you may not recall exactly how much you have spent with no limit available
  • physical product, supplier & delivery uncertainty when you walk out of a shop with an item, its yours. you have it; you know what it is, where it is and how it looks. in some respects e- commerce purchases are made on an expectation of what that product is and its condition.
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