From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishe-commercee-com‧merce /ˈiː kɒmɜːs, $ -kɑːmɜːrs/ noun [uncountable] (electronic commerce) the activity of buying and selling goods and services and doing other business activities using a computer and the Internet e-commerce applications such as online ticketing and reservations
Examples from the Corpuse-commerce• E-commerce is still a small but fast-growing part of the U.S. economy.• Factors fueling the avid interest in e-commerce run the gamut of the business process.• Now, e-commerce is bringing about another revolution that no company can afford to miss.• This raises interesting issues: Which assumptions of e-commerce may force you to develop a new theory of business?• In the context of e-commerce, information search can be classified into two categories: organizational and consumer search.• The effects of e-commerce are already appearing in all areas of business, from customer service to new product design.• Clearly, a key element of e-commerce is information processing.• a conference to debate the future of e-commerce• This method is the basis for secure e-commerce, variations of which are being explored by several companies.From Longman Business Dictionarye-commercee-com‧merce /ˈiː ˌkɒmɜːs-ˌkɑːmɜːrs/ noun [uncountable]COMMERCECOMPUTING electronic commerce; the practice of buying and selling goods and services over the InternetSYNe-businessa website design agency specializing in e-commercee-commerce applications such as online ticketing and reservationsE-commerce and e-business are both used to talk about the practice of buying and selling goods and services over the Internet. E-business can also describe the use of computer systems to control activities related to operating a business. – Online shopping is the activity of buying a product or service using a computer connected to the Internet. Customers can look at items for sale on a website called an online store (also online shop British English). They put the things they want to buy in a virtual shopping cart and then check out by typing in their personal details, such as their name and address, and how they are paying. People can pay with a credit card or debit card, or with e-money/e-cash, which involves moving money electronically from their bank account to the seller’s account using a system such as EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer). Another way of buying something on the Internet is in an online auction, in which people bid for goods that are displayed on a website such as eBay trademark. The main two types of e-commerce are B2B (business-to-business), which is selling between companies, and B2C (business-to-consumer), which is companies selling to customers. Online banking is a form of e-commerce offered by many traditional banks, and it is possible to carry out normal banking activities, such as checking your bank balance or paying bills, on their website as well as going to a branch. The banking services offered by online banks, that only exist on the Internet, are known as Internet banking.