E- Commerce is another name for Electric- Commerce. Electronic-commerce offers what many people believe to be an effective property of the Web. That property is the ability to adjust sites to the different needs, wants, desires and, even personalities of each individual customer. This ability is known to many experts as “cognitive computing,” a blend of behavioral sciences and computer science. Increasing competition worldwide, increasing demands made by customers, and the rapid pace of change in technology are forcing companies to review the way they do business, the kinds of products and services they offer, and the speed with which they release products to market. Today, most companies have worked to expand and improve their process and practices internally. But, the massive use of the Internet by the consumers is forcing businesses to focus on external relationships and their business models. In order to meet the demand made by the Internet users, organizations are now beginning to rely on the e-commerce solutions that help reach and keep customers, open new markets, and condense the E-Commerce has various advantages for the provider. One advantage is it allows companies to build a name for their company, quickly and inexpensively. Another advantage is it offers “suggestive selling”. This is when the user can recommend similar or other products that they might/will buy. This is often done through surveys.
The last advantage is the speed in which the transaction is completed. Many times Web users give up in trying to buy something due to the frustration that was caused in trying to get to that particular item. There are also many advantages to E-Commerce for the user. The information can be updated in no time and while the user is using it. The pages can be updated without having to redesign the page. Site visitors can maneuver and control the data, as it is displayed, to suit their preferences and need-to-know. The interactive capabilities such as purchasing on-line can be utilized, and the site visitor can filter. Overall, E-Commerce delivers a solution to businesses that will help their clients better interact with their customers, suppliers and partners.
- The (New) Hidden Persuaders by GENE KOPROWSKI