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e-commerce

E business Informatics The service, sales and collaborative business conducted over the Internet, either business ↤ consumer or business ↤ business. See E-care, E-health.
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Mobile commerce or M-Commerce refers to the transactions being done by wireless handles devices like Personal digital assistants and mobile phones.
Thus we posit that users' decision on m-commerce is based on the "calculus" of rewards and costs, according to the social exchange theory (Blau, 1964; Homans, 1958).
The goals that mobile users are trying to achieve through m-commerce services are related to their stance in terms of time commitment, location, and role (Dholakia and Dholakia, 2004).
It showcases a comprehensive m-commerce value chain and also outlines the customer experience within from a merchant and customer perspective.
One significant driver of m-commerce activity is the need for more accessible and reliable mobile financial services.
The report continues with "Market Opportunity" section where potential verticals for m-commerce solutions in India are elaborated.
Around 44 percent of consumers are interested in m-banking, most of them are young people and want to get benefitted from m-commerce facilities due to its convenience and fast transaction.
The real value to be found in m-commerce is through its role as a multi-channel integrator and the indirect sales boost it generates by connecting physical stores with online.
The m-Commerce practice will empower people that have never used technology to use their mobile phones in a way no one thought possible by performing a wide range of services such as payment execution and money transfers.
However, m-commerce is still not without its limitations.
Data analysis revealed age, gender and educational level of customers do not play a role in influencing intention to use m-commerce.
In addition we've also seen the growth in use of other mobile devices such as PDAs, all of which can potentially be used for m-commerce applications.