Electronic commerce, commonly known as E-commerce or eCommerce, is trading in products or services using computer networks, such as the Internet. Electronic commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems. Modern electronic commerce typically uses the World Wide Web for at least one part of the transaction’s life cycle, although it may also use other technologies such as e-mail.
ECOMMERCE SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES
When you building an online store, you have full control. You can customize each aspect of the site to optimize performance and to integrate with existing inventory, accounting, and other legacy systems. You can tinker with your store until you get it just the way you want it; and you can quickly change it to take advantage of emerging opportunities.
These toolkits include the basic software components that run an online store, software “hooks” that can link to databases or other back-end systems, and even their own programming languages.
ECOMMERCE PAYMENT GATEWAY
Several vendors offer tools that help you build a custom online store. Companies such as Microsoft and Adobe offer e-commerce toolkits that provide the technology and the development tools for building an e-commerce site.