Commerce – buying and selling.
E-Commerce – the buying and selling of
goods or services over the internet or via
a computer connection.
A modern way of trading. The first
example of E-commerce taking place
on the internet was only recorded in the
Introduction to E-Commerce
A Short History of E-Commerce
Companies that use E-Commerce
Benefits of E-Commerce
Data Integrity and Security
How does E-Commerce work?
Setting up an E-Commerce Business
1994 – Netscape Navigator, an internet
browser, is invented. Pizza Hut offers online
pizza ordering. The first online bank opens.
Cars and bikes are available on the
1995 – Amazon is created, an online
company selling books, DVDs and CDs.
EBay is launched, the first online auction
1999 – PayPal launched, allowing safe and
secure financial transactions to be carried
out over the internet.
Almost all national and international
companies offer E-commerce.
Many companies only offer E-Commerce
Most major banks offer online banking.
When did you last use E-commerce?
Can you give me some examples of E-
commerce you have used?
Direct sales – Companies selling their
products or services direct to the
customer via the net.
Online auctions – Bidding against other
consumers for products and services.
Online media sales – Buy and download
music, e-books, movies, TV series,
American Internet Company
› Auction – Customers bid (offer) money for
goods or services. The highest bidder is
Allows people to buy and sell goods
and services online all over the world..
Founded in 1995 – known as
First item sold was a broken laser pointer
1997 – AuctionWeb changed it’s name
1997 – EBay began to offer Travel services
on the internet.
1998 – EBay went public (the company
was listed on the Stock Exchange and
people could buy and sell shares in EBay)
EBay makes a profit by charging sellers
a commission on any auction they
The commission fee for each item is
between 1% and 5%.
For example, an item worth $1000 sold
on EBay will earn the company
somewhere between $10 and $50.
There is also a small fee to list items on
EBAY, about 1%.
In 2002 EBay bought the internet banking
service company PayPal.
PayPal allows payments and money
transfers to be carried out through the
Customers sign up with their email
address and bank or credit card details.
PayPal automatically debits or credits
money on a customers’ account.
What is the most expensive item that has
ever been sold on EBay? Have a guess...
It was purchased by Roman Abramovich,
the Russian billionaire owner of Chelsea
We’ve had a look today at EBay. There
are thousands of websites that use E-
Commerce. For example:
Study a Business that uses E-Commerce more
than any other type of sales.
Create a presentation to tell the rest of the class
about your business.
› General Information
› What goods or services does the company sell?
› How does the company use E-Commerce?
› How does a customer obtain goods or services using
› Example of an E-Commerce transaction
› Interesting facts
› Information about the website
Next lesson you will present your work.
Every member of the group must speak.
I’m looking for professional and well
Remember, this lesson is E-Commerce, so
make sure you understand the E-
Commerce within your chosen