Differences or Relationship between E-Commerce and E-Business
The following are some of the differences or relationship between an e-commerce and e-business.
1. The terms e-business and e-commerce are often used interchangeably. When electronic medium is used in all the day-to-day activities, then it may be termed as e-business. When a commercial transaction takes place over electronic network, then it is termed as e-commerce.
2. E-business is a very broad concept that involves a business organization to use electronic medium to carry out all specialized or overall business activities. In e-business, information and computing technologies are used to enhance one’s business. It includes any process that a business organization conducts over electronic and computer enabled network.
3. E-business deals with recruiting, training employees and sharing any internal information to enhance business process. In e-commerce, information and computing technologies are used in inter business and intra-business transactions and in business to consumer transactions.
4. Some experts consider when business is completely carried on through an electronic medium, it may be referred to as e-business. E-business does not have physical presence in a market. When a business organization physically owns an office and along with its physical presence carries out a business transaction over internet, it may be referred as e-commerce.
5. Amazon (Amazon.com) and ebay (ebay.com) are considered to be the world’s two biggest e-business units. When Nalli Stores along with its physical presence sells textiles through its web site (nalli.com), then it may be referred as e-commerce.
E-business and E-commerce both address the business processes, as well as a technology infrastructure of databases, application servers, security tools, systems management and legacy systems.