Broadly, e-commerce means doing business over the internet. This implies that either goods can be delivered offline or products can be “digitalized” and delivered online. E-commerce however is marred by serious drawbacks. India only has 100 million active internet users. This implies that the internet usage in India is pretty poor. The problem is further aggravated by the fact that there is low credit card penetration coupled with slow internet speeds and fulfillment issues. As of today e-commerce is merely a 10 billion dollar market in India which is 1/6th of the US market. Despite this gloomy scenario, there are some important trends in e-commerce to look out for. This includes the fact that offline retailers are trying to go online, media biggies are getting into e-commerce, e-commerce platforms are gaining traction and mobile commerce is just beginning to take off, examples being banks and Indian Railways.