The Five Different Types of E-Commerce


The Five Different Types of E-Commerce

E-commerce is the process of buying and selling of various products and services by businesses through the Internet. It deals various kind of business concern, from retail site of the consumer, which includes auction. The main focus is to concentrate on business substitutes involving goods and services between various corporations.

E-commerce is the purpose of Internet and the web to Conduct business but when we concentrate on commercial deals among organizations and individuals demanding selective information systems under the guarantee of the firm it accepts the form of e-business. Nowadays, the word ‘e’ is hitting momentum. If you’re looking to get into this business, one of the fore most thing you have to have is a virtual private cloud hosting keeping the traffic in mind and respecting customers valuable time.

There are primarily five types of e-commerce models

Business to Consumer (B2C)

business to consumer

B2C stands for Business to Consumer as the name suggests, it is the model taking businesses and consumers interaction.Online business sells to individuals. The basic concept of this model is to sell the product online to the consumers.

B2c is the indirect trade between the company and consumers. It provides direct selling through online. For example: if you want to sell goods and services to customer so that anybody can purchase any products directly from supplier’s website.

Directly interact with the customers is the main difference with other business model. AsB2B it manages directly relationship with consumers, B2C supply chains normally dealwith business that are related to the customer.

Business to Business (B2B)

types of e-commerce

B2B stands for Business to Business. It consists of largest form of Ecommerce. This model defines that Buyer and seller are two different entities. It is similar to manufacturer issuing goods to the retailer or wholesaler.  Dell deals computers and other associated accessories online but it is does not make up all those products. So, in govern to deal those products, first step is to purchases them from unlike businesses i.e. the producers of those products.

“It is one of the cost effective way to sell out product through out the world”


  • Encourage your businesses online
  • Products import and export
  • Determine buyers and suppliers
  • Position trade guides

Consumer to Consumer (C2C)

consumer to consumerC2C stands for Consumer to Consumer. It helps the online dealing of goods or services among people. Though there is no major parties needed but the parties will not fulfill the transactions without the program which is supplied by the online market dealer such as eBay.

Peer to Peer (P2P)

peer 2 peer

It is a discipline that deal itself which assists people to instantly shares related computer files and computer sources without having to interact with central web server.If you are going to implement this model, both sides demand to install the expected software so that they could able to convey on the mutual platform. This kind of e-commerce has very low revenue propagation as from the starting it has been tended to the release of use due to which it sometimes caught involved in cyber laws.


Mobile COmmerce

It deals with conducting the transactions with the help of mobile. The mobile device consumers can interact each other and can lead the business. Mobile Commerce involves the change of ownership or rights to utilize goods and related services.

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  1. Hermitbiker October 14, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    …. the five different types of Ecommerce explained here…. thanks Ayaz !!

  2. kumara guru October 14, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Ayaz…The Creative Artist and the Businessman,Well done,my man! Walla.Keep it up.

    1. Ayaz Malik October 15, 2010 at 6:35 am

      Thanks alot Kumara 🙂

      1. Mayuresh April 2, 2013 at 6:29 pm

        B2B B2C C2C G2C

  3. ecommerec Services October 22, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Great Post.I like it.You explained very well.

  4. Abirami November 30, 2010 at 5:32 am

    the concepts were explained effectively using images.. very easy to understand.. thanks..

  5. altteam March 1, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Thanks a lot for this article. It really helps to clarify the schemas of transactions.
    P.S. I like the images )))

  6. Ayaz Malik March 1, 2011 at 2:35 am

    Glad you do 🙂

  7. deepa March 9, 2011 at 8:27 am

    ya its nice but please give relevant topic under a website……

  8. aarti purohit March 15, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    thanks for the information of e com

  9. aarti purohit March 15, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    its help a lot for the study of e commerce….thanksss lot tt t

  10. Arpan Kar @ Business Fundas April 20, 2011 at 6:10 am

    Nice article.. thanks

  11. narendra April 26, 2011 at 5:22 am

    nice …. thanxxxx i found difficult in my text book and here its so nice

  12. Nafi May 6, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Would have been great if u give some examples in each types.. though its very helpful, thank MR. Ayaz

  13. hbhushan May 15, 2011 at 7:04 am

    good ………thanxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  14. student May 16, 2011 at 7:37 am

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    it really help for the student

  18. laiza June 13, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    nice one…tnxxxx

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    that was awesome!

  21. kanwar faraz July 1, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    nice… given with good detail.. like it. add some more exanples , it’ll make it more effective,, thanks

  22. Nabeel July 7, 2011 at 8:27 am

    very nice thanx

  23. chandra pratap July 15, 2011 at 4:18 am

    this is a good source of knowledge for e commerce

    1. Ayaz Malik July 15, 2011 at 6:27 am

      Thanks Chandra

  24. pratibha mahajan July 15, 2011 at 4:22 am

    it’s aswme………………..

    1. Ayaz Malik July 15, 2011 at 6:27 am

      Thanks 🙂

  25. rama July 26, 2011 at 3:15 am

    simple and precise.its much easier than i read in the text books.thanx man

  26. annie July 30, 2011 at 1:52 am

    you have given v good knowledge but there are some other types of e-commerce not described like consumer to business and etc.

  27. A.Jency Palace Mary July 31, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Useful information for us

  28. pooja August 15, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    it is good for us

  29. enam August 23, 2011 at 2:34 am

    thanks for e-com suggestion, articles.

  30. Ganesh reddy August 23, 2011 at 8:28 am

    thanks for information

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  32. kiran bala August 24, 2011 at 9:48 am

    THANKS…it’s really valuable information for my assginment work…

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  34. mickey September 5, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks a lot it helped me to prepare presentation on e-commerce.

  35. karate kid September 21, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I LIKE IT ;P

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