E-commerce, E-commerce systems.E-commerce is the reality of our time. “Virtual” transactions for the purchase/sale of various kinds of goods and services, electronic money, electronic marketing, electronic banking and much more are no longer surprising.
What is e-commerce?
The concept of “electronic commerce” includes all financial and trading transactions carried out using computer networks, as well as all business processes associated with such transactions.
E-commerce has emerged thanks to the rapid development of sales automation technologies, the introduction of automated resource management systems at enterprises, and an increase in the number of active Internet users. Recently, e-commerce has embraced a wider range of human activities.
Today, it is very convenient and fast for an ordinary Internet user to pay for goods or services via the Internet, receive and transfer money from his electronic account, use the services of banks via the Internet – all this is electronic commerce.
E-commerce is divided into several generally recognized categories ( b2b, b2c, c2c, c2b ), each of which is a particular case has certain advantages.
E-commerce systems open up completely new opportunities for the development and strengthening of existing businesses, as well as provide rich tools for creating a new business on the Internet.
There are ready-made universal e-commerce systems, as well as some individual solutions, on the basis of which systems are created that meet the needs of each particular company and its business.
E-commerce systems differ in many ways: the level of implementation, directions, and scale of implementation, construction technology, etc.
Among the most famous e-commerce systems are solutions for online stores (electronic stores, e-shop). Online stores offer products to customers, regardless of their location and accept payment in various ways, including through electronic payments.
Risks and Problems.
Due to the lack of direct contact between the seller and the buyer, electronic commerce through the online store is associated with a number of risks and problems :
risk of non-payment;
risk of confidential information leakage;
risk of non-delivery of goods or inadequate delivery.
A complete elimination of such risks is impossible because they are due to the difficulty of identifying the parties in the transaction, the lack of e-commerce culture. Therefore, e-commerce systems should ensure that these risks are minimized and maintain the highest transaction security.
So, the presence in the e-commerce system of special mechanisms for identifying participants in the transaction, the use of secure connections and data encryption when transmitting confidential data.
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