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					   In this digital age, which spread the Internet has expanded dramatically,
       popularized the concept of electronic commerce, which offer many
advantages, for a business, it became possible to avoid the inconvenience
 of travel to meet with their partners and their customers, and became able
  to reduce the time and money to promote their goods and display it in the
    market. As for customers not they move a lot to get what they want, or
stand in a long line, or even the use of traditional money, it was sufficient to
 acquire a computer, Internet browser program, and the involvement of the
                                      Internet.
Not limited to electronic commerce (E-Commerce) - as some think - on the
    sale and purchase of goods and services via the Internet, as electronic
     commerce - since its inception - was always include processing sales
     transactions and purchase and send remittances via the Internet, but
     e-commerce in the fact It involves what is much more than that, it has
expanded to become operations include the sale and purchase of the same
 information along with the goods and services, do not stop e-commerce at
this point, as the prospects offered by electronic commerce for companies,
                    institutions and individuals do not stop at .
                               What is e-commerce?
     E-commerce is a system that allows the online movements of buying and selling goods, services,
information, and also provides Movements electronic support revenue generation, such as enhancing the
    demand for those goods and services and information, as e-commerce offers online sales support
    operations and customer service. And can be likened to e-commerce e-market continues its sellers
 (suppliers, or companies, or shops) and intermediaries (brokers) and buyers, providing the products and
                  services in the form of virtual or digital, and paid for with electronic cash.

    Can be divided into the activities of electronic commerce in its present form to two main sections:

        1. E-commerce companies to individual customers (Business-to-Consumer), and the term is
 shorthand forB2C, which represents the trade exchange between the companies on the one hand and
                                individual customerson the other hand.
    2. E-commerce companies to companies (Business-to-Business), and referred to a shortcut symbol
             B2B;representing electronic trade exchange between the company and others.


   What are the benefits that accrue to firms from
 e-commerce?E-commerce offers many advantages
 that can benefit the company greatly, and recall, for
                       example:
     * Marketing more effective, more profits: The adoption of the companies on the internet in marketing,
allows them to showcase their products and services in various parts of the world without interruption - for
 several hours a day, seven days a year - which provides these companies a greater opportunity to reap
                             the profits, as well as access to more customers.
     * Reduce corporate expenses: The process of preparation and maintenance of e-commerce sites on
the Web more economical than building markets retail or office maintenance. Does not require companies
    to spend heavily on promotional things, or the installation of expensive equipment used in customer
     service. Does not appear there is a need in the company to use a large number of staff to conduct
  inventory and administrative work, as there are databases on the Internet keep on selling the company
   and the names of customers, and allows for a single person's information retrieval in the database to
                                      check the dates of the sale easily.
       * To connect effectively with partners and customers: folds of e-commerce distances and cross the
 border, which provides an effective way to exchange information with partners. And provide e-commerce
      is a good chance for companies to take advantage of the goods and services provided by other
                 companies (ie suppliers), so-called e-commerce companies to companies
                                               (Business-to-Business).


    What are the benefits derived by customers from
                    e-commerce?
  * Save time and effort: open electronic markets (e-market) on a permanent basis (throughout the day
 without any holiday), does not require customers to travel or wait in a queue to buy a particular product,
and not have to move this product into the house. Does not require the purchase of a product more than
 clicking on the product, and enter some information about the credit card. There are in addition to credit
     cards, many of the payment systems such as the appropriate use of electronic money (E-money).
      * Freedom of choice: the availability of e-commerce a wonderful opportunity to visit different kinds of
shops on the Internet, in addition to that, it provides customers full information about the products. This is
                                all done without any pressure from the vendors.
       * Reduced prices: There are many online companies that sell goods at prices lower than traditional
 stores, because online shopping offers many of the costs incurred in the ordinary shopping, which is in
                                            the interest of customers.
       * Neil User Satisfaction: The Internet provides an interactive communications directly, which allows
companies in the electronic market (e-market) to take advantage of these features to respond to inquiries
  from customers quickly, providing better services to customers and market share to their satisfaction.

                                    Prospects and the future of e-commerce
    Increasing day by day the number of merchants who express optimism about the expected benefits
  frome-commerce, as it allows the trade of new small businesses compete with large companies. And
  developedmany techniques to overcome the obstacles faced by customers, particularly at the level of
      confidentiality and security of financial transactions on the Internet, and most important of these
   techniques protocol layers of security (Secure Socket Layers-SSL) and the Protocol to safe financial
  movements (Secure Electronic Transactions-SET), and result in the emergence of such Technologies
and solutions to remove many of theconcerns that were for some people, these indicators and promise a
 bright future for e-commerce, and thebottom line is that electronic commerce has become a reality, and
                           that the prospects and potential does notstop at the end.

 Despite all these indicators, which promises a bright future for e-commerce, but itdifficult to predict what
     thiswill imply some trade with us , but the only thing certain is that e-commerce is here to stay

				
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