What exactly is E-Commerce?
E-Commerce, or Electronic Commerce, is a general term for any type
of business, or commercial transaction, that involves the transfer
of information across the Internet. This covers a range of different
types of businesses, from consumer-based retail sites like Amazon.com,
through auction and music sites like eBay or MP3.com, to business
exchanges trading goods or services between corporations. Electronic
Commerce has expanded rapidly over the past five years and this
growth is forecast to continue or even accelerate. It is likely
that in the future the boundaries between "conventional"
and "electronic" commerce will become increasingly blurred
as more and more businesses move parts of their operation onto the
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