‘Electronic commerce’, commonly known as ‘e-commerce’, is the buying and selling of product or service over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks. Electronic commerce draws on such technologies as electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems. Ecommerce generally occurs using the Internet and web browser, although it may encompass a wider range of technologies such as e-mail, mobile devices and telephones as well.

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