E-commerce plays a significant and rapidly growing role in the world economy.
A key challenge for business leaders is to transform traditional businesses into electronic businesses (e-businesses for short) to reap the full benefits of the Internet.
Web designers and developers are responsible for translating their company's bottom-line business needs to the computer screen in the form of a Web site that
also meets its customers' needs.
After completing this module, you will be able to define and describe:
The Internet business models being used for various types of e-commerce
The characteristics of business-to-business sites
The characteristics of business-to-consumer sites
The characteristics of consumer-to-consumer sites
- How the Web is being used to facilitate transactions between the buyer and seller
The infrastructure required to implement an e-commerce site
Issues associated with doing business globally on the Internet
In the next lesson, you will learn how businesses are using the Internet for various types of e-commerce.