Ecommerce means the sale and purchase of goods and services over electronic systems such as the internet.
This can mean businesses selling to customers or businesses selling to other businesses or a new trend with the growth of sites like ebay, ordinary people selling to other people.
Although ecommerce tends to be thought of mainly to do with shops it actually covers a whole range of other things. It can also be things like ordering concert tickets online, booking a last minute holiday, reserving and paying for a movie at your local video store.
Some ecommerce is entirely electronic from start to finish, for example paying for access to premium content on a website. There are no physical items involved.
But for most people, ecommerce does involve physical goods.
EBay is an e-commerce site that allows people of all countries to trade, sell and buy items from each other.
It allows you to sell items of all shapes and sizes, and from as little as 99 pence. It is very unlikely however that you would find a highly valued item such as a ps3 for 99 pence!
Is a restricted-access network that works like the Internet, but isn't on it. Usually owned and managed by a corporation, an intranet enables a company to share its resources with its employees without confidential information being made available to everyone with Internet access
Which is basically a miniature version of a more private internet for a company
E-commerce is online interaction involving the sale of items between people. It can range from buying something as simple as a concert ticket, to something a little more complicated as purchasing stocks in a company online.
Intranet is the equivalent to a company having its own internet within its control. It allows the cmpany to share confidential information with its employees without broadcasting it to everyone in the world who has a connection to the world wide web