Breve riassunto sull'e-commerce - E-COMMERCE - Electronic commerce or e-commerce consist of the buying, selling ,marketing, and servicing of products or services over computer networks.What distinguishes e-commerce from traditional commerce is primarily the way in which information is exchanges and processed : instead of being exchanged through direct personal contact, information is transmitted via a digital network , or some other electronic channel.
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Pre-Internet e-commerce. The emergence of internet commercial application in the first half of the 1990s should not hide the relatively long history of e-commerce in the business community . in fact, enterprises already startet adopting e-commerce in the early 1970s , using an industry standard called Electronict Data Interchange (EDI) to send commercial documents like purchase orders or invoices electronically . Later e-commerce came to include activities more precisely termed “web commerce” – the purchase of good and services over the world- wild web via secure servers and with electronic pay services ,like credit card payment authorisations
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The advent of Internet. When the internet first became available to businesses and the general public in the 1990s, many experts forecast that e-commerce would soon became a major economic sector.
However, it took about four years for security protocols like HTTP , to become sufficiently developed and widely used. Subsequently , between 1998 and 2000 , a substantial number of businesses and the United States and Western Europe developed rudimentary websites.