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Advantages and Disadvantages of E-Commerce Technology


Posted Date: 11-Nov-2009  Last Updated:   Category: Computer & Technology    
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As you know that every thing has its own advantage and disadvantages similarly E-Commerce is not an exception. Here in this article we are giving advantages and disadvantages of E-Commerce technology.



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As you know that every thing has its own advantage and disadvantages similarly E-Commerce is not an exception. Here are advantages and disadvantages of E-Commerce technology.
Advantages of E-Commerce : -

  • It increases sales and thus decreases costs of the goods.
  • Advertising on the web can make a big or small firm's promotional message reach out to potential customers all over the world.
  • A firm can reach narrow market segmets that are widely scattered throughout the world.
  • Low cost medium disseminating information and processing transactions.
  • Provides the buyers a wider range of choices than traditional commerce technology.
  • Help protect against frauds and theft losses because electronic payments can be easier to monitor than payments made by cheques.
  • Enables people to work from home and has an added benefit of reduction in traffic and pollution caused by employees who have to communicate to office.

Disadvantages of E-Commerce : -

  • Things like food, jewelry, antiques etc. can never turn to e-commerce because it is not possible to inspect them from remove locations.
  • Many firms have had trouble recruiting and retaining employees with the technological, design and business process skills needed to create an effective electronic commerce presence.
  • Frauds are not completely eliminated in the e-commerce transactions.
  • Cyber laws are not properly enacted and the existing ones are not clearly defined.


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