Five Successful Online
Product And Services
Electronic commerce or E-commerce refers to a wide range
of online business activities for product and services.
It also pertains to any form of business transaction in which
the parties interact electronically rather than by physical
exchanges or direct physical contact.
E-commerce is usually associated with buying and selling
over the internet or conducting any transaction involving the
transfer of ownership or right to use goods or services
through a computer-mediated network.
Major types of E-commerce
Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational electronic
commerce company with headquarters in
Seattle, Washington, United States.
It is the world's largest online retailer.
Amazon.com started as an online bookstore , but soon
The company also produces consumer electronics--notably
the Amazon Kindle e-book reader and the Kindle Fire tablet
computer—and is a major provider of cloud computing
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos
The company was founded in
Jeff Bezos incorporated the
company in July 1994, and
the site went online as
Amazon.com in 1995.
Amazon was originally founded
in Bezos' garage in
The company began as an
In the first two months of
business, Amazon sold to all
50 states and over 45
Within two months, Amazon's sales were up to
In October 1995, the company announced itself to the public.
Amazon issued its initial public offering of stock on May
15, 1997, trading under the NASDAQ stock exchange
symbol AMZN, at a price of US$ 18.00 per share.
In 1999, Time magazine named Bezos the Person of the
Year, recognizing the company's success in popularizing
Products and services
Amazon product lines include books, music CDs, videotapes
and DVDs, software, consumer electronics, kitchen
items, tools, lawn and garden items, toys & games, baby
products, apparel, sporting goods, gourmet
food, jewelry, watches, health and personal-care
items, beauty products, musical
instruments, clothing, industrial & scientific supplies, and
In November 2007, Amazon launched Amazon Kindle, an e-
In September 2011, Amazon announced its entry into the
tablet computer market by introducing the Kindle Fire, which
runs a customized version of the operating system Android.
early well developed strategy which was to provide
Selling of their shares.
Establishment of the executive team.
Lowering prices of their products
Creating new and unique features
Expanded their offers.
eBay Inc. is an American multinational internet consumer-to-
consumer corporation, headquartered in San
It was founded in 1995, and became a notable success story
of the dot-com bubble.
It is now a multi-billion dollar business with operations
localized in over thirty countries.
The company manages eBay.com, an online auction and
shopping website in which people and businesses buy and
sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide.
In addition to its auction-style selling's, the website has since
expanded to include "Buy It Now" standard shopping.
Auction Web was founded in San
Jose, California, on September 5, 1995, by
French-born Iranian-American computer
programmer Pierre Omidyar.
One of the first items sold on eBay was a
broken laser pointer for $14.83.
In November 1996, eBay entered into its first
third-party licensing deal, with a company
called Electronic Travel Auction to use
SmartMarket Technology to sell plane tickets
and other travel products.
The company officially changed the name of
its service from AuctionWeb to eBay in
In 1997, the company received $6.7 million in funding from
the venture capital firm Benchmark Capital.
eBay went public on September 21, 1998.
As the company expanded product categories beyond
collectibles into almost any saleable item, business grew
In February 2002, the company purchased IBazar, a similar
European auction web site founded in 1993 and then bought
PayPal on October 14, 2002.
By early 2008, the company had expanded
worldwide, counted hundreds of millions of registered
users, 15,000+ employees and revenues of almost $7.7
In late 2009, eBay completed the sale of Skype for $2.75
billion, but will still own 30% equity in the company.
On December 20, 2010, eBay announced its acquisition of a
German online shopping club, brands4friends.de, for €150
million ($197 million) to strengthen the company's interests
in the fashion industry in Europe.
Product And Services
collectibles, decor, appliances, computers, furnishings, equip
ment, domain names, vehicles, and other miscellaneous
items are listed, bought, or sold daily on eBay.
In 2006, eBay launched its Business & Industrial
category, breaking into the industrial surplus business.
Large international companies, such as IBM, sell their
newest products and offer services on eBay using
competitive auctions and fixed-priced storefronts.
Separate eBay sites such as eBay US and eBay UK allow
the users to trade using the local currency.
Range of items
It is a privately owned Hangzhou-based family of Internet-
based E-Commerce businesses.
It cover business-to-business online marketplaces, retail and
payment platforms, shopping search engine and data-centric
cloud computing services.
In 2012, two of Alibaba’s portals together handled 1.1 trillion
yuan ($170 billion) in sales, more than competitors eBay and
The company primarily operates in the People’s Republic of
The company is estimated to have a valuation between $55
billion to more than $120 billion.
In December 1998, Jack Ma and other 17 founders released
their first online marketplace named "Alibaba Online".
The company began in 1999 with the web domain
Alibaba.com a business-to-business portal to connect
Chinese manufacturers with overseas buyers.
From 1999 to 2000, Alibaba Group raised a total of US$25
million from Softbank, Goldman Sachs, Fidelity and some
In December 2001, Alibaba.com achieved profitability.
In May 2003, Taobao was founded as a consumer e-
In December 2004, Alipay, which started as a service on the
Taobao platform, became an independent business.
In October 2005, Alibaba Group took over the operation of
China Yahoo! as part of its strategic partnership with Yahoo!
In November, 2007, Alibaba.com successfully listed on the
Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
In April 2008, Taobao established Taobao Mall
(Tmall.com), a dedicated B2C platform, to complement its
In September 2008, Alibaba Group R&D Institute was
In September 2009, Alibaba Group established Alibaba
In May 2010, Alibaba Group announced a plan to earmark
0.3% of its annual revenues to fund environmental protection
In October 2010, Taobao beta-launched eTao as an
independent shopping search engine.
In June 2011, Alibaba Group reorganized Taobao into three
separate companies: Taobao Marketplace, Taobao Mall
(Tmall.com) and eTao.
In January 2012, Tmall.com changed its Chinese name as
part of a rebranding exercise .
Product And Services
centric cloud computing services
online shopping platform
online payment platform
essential Internet services
Online Payment System
Believed that Alibaba is a Small Company
OLX is an internet company based in New York City and
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The company offers its services in the United States and
OLX website hosts free user-generated classified
advertisements for urban communities around the world and
provides discussion forums sorted by various topics.
OLX, Inc. operates an online classifieds site.
OLX gained prominence upon announcing a partnership with
Friendster, the social networking website.
The company was co-founded in March 2006 by internet
entrepreneurs Fabrica Grinda and Alec Oxenford.
OLX is used in over 105 countries in 40 languages.
As of January 2011, OLX is available in 96 countries and 45
In August 2009, OLX was named a good competitor to
Craigslist in the United States.
In December 2009, OLX Inc. was named a rival to Craigslist
by Business Week.
In January 2010, OLX was named one of New York City's 10
hottest tech startups.
Facebook is an online social networking service.
It was founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with
his college roommates and fellow Harvard University
students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin
Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.
The website's membership was initially limited by the
founders to Harvard students.
Facebook now allows any users who declare themselves to
be at least 13 years old to become registered users of the
Facebook has over one billion active users.
According to a May 2011 Consumer Reports survey, there
are 7.5 million children under 13 with accounts and 5 million
under 10, violating the site's terms of service.
Mark Zuckerberg wrote Facemash, the predecessor to
Facebook, on October 28, 2003.
the site was comparable to Hot or Not, and "used photos
compiled from the online facebooks of nine houses, placing
two next to each other at a time and asking users to choose
the 'hotter' person“.
To accomplish this, Zuckerberg hacked into the protected
areas of Harvard's computer network.
Facemash attracted 450 visitors and 22,000 photo-views in
its first four hours online.
The following semester, Zuckerberg began writing code for a
new website in January 2004.
On February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg launched "Thefacebook"
Six days after the site launched, three Harvard
seniors, Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya
Narendra, accused Zuckerberg of intentionally misleading
them into believing he would help them build a social
network called HarvardConnection.com
The three later filed a lawsuit against Zuckerberg.
In mid-2004, entrepreneur Sean Parker, who had been
informally advising Zuckerberg, became the company's
In June 2004, Facebook moved its base of operations to
Palo Alto, California.
It received its first investment later that month from PayPal
co-founder Peter Thiel.
The company dropped The from its name after purchasing
the domain name facebook.com in 2005 for $200,000.
Late in 2007, Facebook had 100,000 business
pages, allowing companies to attract potential customers
and tell about themselves.
These started as group pages.
On October 24, 2007, Microsoft announced that it had
purchased a 1.6% share of Facebook for $240 million, giving
Facebook a total implied value of around $15 billion.
In October 2008, Facebook announced that it would set up
its international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.
Facebook's value was $41 billion and it became the third
largest U.S. Web company after Google and Amazon.
There was a huge market
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