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Electronic Commerce


Electronic commerce, commonly known as e-commerce, eCommerce or e-comm, consists of the buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks. It is more than just buying and selling products online. It also includes the entire online process of developing, marketing, selling, delivering, servicing and paying for products and services. The amount of trade conducted electronically has grown extraordinarily with widespread Internet usage.

 
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E-Commerce 2003 Highlights

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: ... E-commerce, on a percent change basis, outperformed total economic activity in all four major economic sectors measured between 2002 and 2003 ... Business-to-Business activity, which depends critically on Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), dominated e-commerce ... Most e-commerce occurred in a handful of industry groups within each sector ... For the first time, manufacturers? sales branches and offices (MSBOs) were included in the 2003 Annual Trade Survey a...

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H. R. 524, The Electronic Commerce Enhancement Act.

By: Donald D. Trigg

Excerpt: Dear Mr. Chairman, on February 14,2001, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 524, The Electronic Commerce Enhancement Act. H.R. 524 is a bill that directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology (MST) to offer information to small and medium-sized manufacturing companies that are interested in purchasing electronic commerce hardware or software. The bill also expands the authority of NIST's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program to advi...

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Quarterly Retail E-Commerce Sales 3Rd Quarter 2004

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: On a not adjusted basis, the estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the third quarter of 2004 totaled $16.5 billion, an increase of 5.4 percent (ñ1.7%) from the second quarter of 2004. The third quarter 2004 e-commerce estimate increased 21.2 ...

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E-Commerce 2001 Highlights

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: E-commerce outperformed total economic activity in three of four major economic sectors measured between 2000 and 2001. Business-to-Business (B-to B) activity, which depends critically on Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), dominates e-commerce. All ...

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Dod Electronic Business Electronic Commerce Strategic Plan

By: Department of Defense

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: This D.O.D. Electronic Business/Electronic Commerce (EB/EC) Strategic Plan is founded in Defense Reform Initiative Directive (DRID) #43 and the D.O.D. Chief Information Officer (CIO) Guidance and Policy Memorandum No. 2-8190-031199, Defense-wide Electronic Business/Electronic Commerce (EB/Ee). It was drafted by a working group of 000 Components and has been approved by the 000 Chief Information Officer Council.

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U.S. Postal Service Update on E-Commerce Activities and Privacy Pr...

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: Results in Brief 2 Background 4 USPS Has Made Limited Progress in Responding to Our Recommendations 6 Federal Laws, Regulations, and Policies and Self-Regulatory Practices Provide Privacy Protection for E-Commerce Customer Information 20 Conclusions 34 Recommendations for Executive Action 36 Matter for Congressional Consideration 36 Agency Comments and Our Evaluation 37 Appendix I Objectives, Scope, and Methodology 41 Appendix II USPS E-Commerce Initiatives 44 A...

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Retooling with Presented By: Electronic Commerce February 19, 2003

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: The array of eCommerce tools that are being introduced daily are evolving at a dizzying pace and are having a profound effect on the way organizations create value. This textbook explores how eCommerce is impacting the manner in which the procurement profession delivers service to its customers.

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Ftc Business Alert Electronic Commerce : Selling Internationally

Government Reference Publication

The guidelines: set out principles for voluntary ?codes of conduct? for businesses involved in electronic commerce; -- offer guidance to governments in evaluating their consumer protection laws regarding electronic commerce; and -- give consumers advice about what to expect and what to look for when shopping online. The goal is to build consumer confidence in the global electronic marketplace by working to ensure that consumers are just as safe when shopping online as wh...

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Antitrust Issues Relating to E-Commerce Distribution of Goods and ...

By: Irving Scher

Government Reference Publication

INTRODUCTION: Most antitrust issues relating to E-Commerce distribution of goods and services involve the application of settled legal principles to a new channel of distribution rather than the establishment of new legal principles. Because of the unique nature of the distribution channel involved, however, care is required to ensure that all antitrust issues are recognized. Individual Refusals To Do Business With E-Commerce Dealers or Suppliers A private company acting...

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Re: Comments Regarding E-Commerce Antitrust Issues

By: Jeanne de Cervens

Government Reference Publication

Dear Mr. Clark: The Bond Market Association(The Association) is pleased to offer comments and perspective on the evolution of e-commerce and electronic trading in the fixed-income securities markets in the context of the Commission's recent workshop on Emerging Issues for Competition Policy in the World of E-Commerce on May 7 and 8, 2001. Over the past several years, participants in the fixed-income markets in the U.S. and Europe have witnessed the rapid development of e...

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Webtrust Sm Principles and Criteria for Business-To-Consumer Elect...

By: Kenneth W. Chase

Government Reference Publication

Preface The Internet provides consumers with a new means for obtaining useful information and for purchasing goods and services. Although this form of electronic commerce has undergone rapid growth, particularly through the use of the World Wide Web (the ?Web?), its growth has been inhibited by consumer fears and concerns about the risks, both real and perceived, of doing business electronically. In response to these fears and concerns and to increase consumer confidence...

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E-Commerce 2002 Highlights

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: ... basis, outperformed total economic activity in all four major economic sectors measured between 2001 and 2002. Business-to-Business activity, which depends critically on Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), dominated e-commerce. All industry groups in ...

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E-Stats Statistical Methodology : Arts

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: The retail trade, accommodation, and food services estimates of sales and e-commerce sales contained in this report are summarized by kind-of-business classification based on the 1997 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). NAICS is a class ...

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E-Stats Statistical Methodology : Ats

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: The merchant wholesale trade estimates of sales and e-commerce sales contained in this report are summarized by kind-of-business classification based on the 1997 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). NAICS is a classification system that ...

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E-Stats Statistical Methodology-Ats

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Introduction: The U.S. Census Bureau produces the E-Stats report to provide national estimates of ecommerce activity by kind of business for establishments engaged in manufacturing, merchant wholesale trade, retail trade, or selected service industries. We develop the merchant wholesale trade estimates in this report using data from the Annual Trade Survey (ATS) and administrative records. ATS questionnaires are mailed to a probability sample that is periodically reselec...

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E-Stats Statistical Methodology-Sas

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: The U.S. Census Bureau produces the E-Stats report to provide national estimates of ecommerce activity by kind of business for establishments engaged in manufacturing, merchant wholesale trade, retail trade, and selected service industries. Estimates in this report for Accommodation and Food Services industries are based on data from the Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS) and administrative records. All other service estimates in this report are based on data fro...

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E-Stats Statistical Methodology : Sas

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: The U.S. Census Bureau produces the E-Stats report to provide national estimates of ecommerce activity by kind of business for establishments engaged in manufacturing, merchant wholesale trade, retail trade, and selected service industries. Estimates in this report for Accommodation and Food Services industries are based on data from the Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS) and administrative records. All other service estimates in this report are based on data fro...

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Emerging Issues for Competition Policy in the World of E-Commerce

By: Susanne Bergling

Government Reference Publication

CHAIRMAN PITOFSKY: Good morning, everyone, welcome to the FTC and to this workshop on emerging issues, on competition policy and electronic commerce. This is just the latest and most recent of a series of hearings and workshops designed by Susan DeSanti and her group.

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E-Commerce Meets Antitrust : A Primer

By: Albert A. Foer

Government Reference Publication

E-Commerce Meets Antitrust: A Primer Abstract: In this introduction for non-lawyers to the nation?s antitrust laws and institutions and how they are likely to apply to electronic commerce, the author argues that it is important for the government to help assure that the industry will be shaped, during its current malleable phase, along competitive lines.

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Seal Program Analysis Chart (Prepared by the Electronic Commerce T...

Government Reference Publication

Although ICSA and WebTrust both test for security fraud (breaches in integrity of electronic transmissions over the Internet), Gartner Group owns recourse provision only WebTrust looks at the transactional integrity of individual transactions with an eCommerce merchant. For example, if a merchant 20% of company is expected to be in sold goods or services different than that described at its website or at prices different than that quoted, WebTrust testing would place by ...

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