Online shopping is a form of electronic commerce which allows consumers to directly buy goods or services from a seller over the Internet using a web browser or a mobile app.- Online shopping
An online shop evokes the physical analogy of buying products or services at a regular "bricks-and-mortar" retailer or shopping center; the process is called business-to-consumer (B2C) online shopping.- Online shopping
This term is usually used to contrast with a transitory business or an Internet-only presence, such as fully online shops, which have no physical presence for shoppers to visit, talk with staff in person, touch and handle products and buy from the firm in person.- Brick and mortar
Online shopping has grown exponentially for major retailers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs, as it enables firms to extend their "brick and mortar" presence to serve a larger market or even sell goods and services entirely online.- Internet
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E-commerce (electronic commerce) is the activity of electronically buying or selling of products on online services or over the Internet.
There are three areas of e-commerce: online retailing, electronic markets, and online auctions.
Brick and mortar retailers are struggling because of online retailer's ability to offer lower prices and higher efficiency.