That’s a good question at all. For this, first, we should know what is E-Commerce? Let see first what others say about E-commerce.
According to Wikipedia
E-commerce (electronic commerce) is the activity of electronically buying or selling of products on online services or over the Internet. The term was coined and first employed by Dr. Robert Jacobson, Principal Consultant to the California State Assembly’s Utilities & Commerce Committee, in the title and text of California’s Electronic Commerce Act, carried by the late Commmittee Chairwoman Gwen Moore (D-L.A.) and enacted in 1984. Electronic commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems. E-commerce is in turn driven by the technological advances of the semiconductor industry, and is the largest sector of the electronics industry.
According to Shopify
Ecommerce, also known as electronic commerce or internet commerce, refers to the buying and selling of goods or services using the internet, and the transfer of money and data to execute these transactions. Ecommerce is often used to refer to the sale of physical products online, but it can also describe any kind of commercial transaction that is facilitated through the internet.
According to Big-Commerce
Ecommerce (or electronic commerce) is the buying and selling of goods (or services) on the internet. … Most businesses with an ecommerce presence use an ecommerce store and/or an ecommerce platform to conduct online marketing and sales activities and to oversee logistics and fulfillment.
From My Point of View:
I think after that there is nothing to say about E-commerce. But for you, I should have to say something. E-commerce is an online-based big platform where you can display your service or product and gain sales from there. You can sell anywhere using e-commerce. Because there is no boundary for online service. You can show all of your product in one place so that the customer easily know about your product and services that you provide.
Another point of view, the E-commerce platform is worldwide and can be found by online where everybody can know about you, your branding. your product and services. and much much more. So this is one of the best marketing also., This is the opportunity to keep your brand more familiar in the world.
Types of E-commerce
There are 6 basic types of e-commerce:
- Business-to-Business (B2B)
- Business-to-Consumer (B2C)
- Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C)
- Consumer-to-Business (C2B).
- Business-to-Administration (B2A)
- Consumer-to-Administration (C2A)
Choose according to your business type. I think why you choose e-commerce website is now more clear to you.