E Commerce : A Small On Line Business

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INTRODUCTION
How much did U.S. consumers spend on-line in 2014? According to the website Internet Retailers, consumers spent almost $300 billion in 2014. That was an increase in 15.4% over 2013 sales. 2013 sales totaled close to $265 billion (internetretailer.com). Today technology is business. E-commerce is big business. In the discussion I will state how e-commerce impacts consumers in many areas. First, I will define e-commerce. Then, I will discuss the advantages and disadvantage of e-commerce. Next, I will discuss hosting an e-commerce site for a small on-line business. This paper will focus on capabilities and costs for creating an e-commerce site. In addition to the capabilities and the costs the hosting sites, I will examine their tools and offerings. Lastly, this paper will indicate which choice was made and an explanation of that choice.
E-COMMERCE
Our lives today are touched in every way by electronic commerce. Everything from watching movies on Netflix, listening to music on Apple Music or Spotify, or purchasing anything from A to Z on Amazon.com. E-commerce is mentioned daily on the internet. How is E-commerce defined? According to Laudon and Laudon, it is defined as a business transaction on the Web and Internet. The business transaction involves the company and the customer in the form of a digital transaction. This digital transaction occurs through the World Wide Web and the Internet. The transaction involves the customer paying for
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