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Explain How E-Commerce Began

Explore the beginnings of e-commerce and describe the impact of the internet on commerce. Research the history of e-commerce and the drivers that made it successful.

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As society has continued to evolve, cultures around the world have succumbed to the World Wide Web in order to maintain connection with family and friends as well as pay bills and make purchases. The internet has afforded our society the luxury of almost never having to leave our homes. In saying this, the internet and e-commerce have become a focal point as the world and technology continues to grow. Below we'll discuss the beginnings of e-commerce and the impact of the internet on commerce.

The actual definition of e-commerce or electronic commerce is the process in which a person or organization either purchase or sell products or services over some form of electronic communication. Often, this electronic communication today is that of the internet. According to Merchant (2011), e-commerce was introduced 40 years ago and to this day continues to grow with new technologies, innovations, and thousands of businesses entering the online market ...

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As society has continued to evolve, cultures around the world have succumbed to the World Wide Web in order to maintain connection with family and friends as well as pay bills and make purchases. The internet has afforded our society the luxury of almost never having to leave our homes. In saying this, the internet and e-commerce have become a focal point as the world and technology continues to grow. Below we'll discuss the beginnings of e-commerce and the impact of the internet on commerce.

550 word essay with references.

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