E-commerce (electronic commerce or EC) is any kind of transaction that occurs over the electronics media on the Internet. This includes buying and selling of goods and services, Medical Record Transactions, Financial Transactions, Online Banking, all online payments, Securities and Stock transactions, Purchasing a travel ticket online and list can go on and on. E-commerce word often also used interchangeably e-business, e-tailing, etc. All eCommerce transactions are very sensitive data and occur via the secured encrypted coding and require Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate for data encryption. Normally, data sent between browsers and web servers is sent in plain text—leaving you vulnerable to eavesdropping. If an attacker is able to intercept all data being sent between a browser and a web server they can see and use that information. More specifically, SSL is a security protocol. Protocols describe how algorithms should be used; in this case, the SSL protocol determines variables of the encryption for both the link and the data being transmitted. In short, an intruder may eavesdrop on your data during the data transmission but they cannot read its meaning or use it for any other purposes.
SSL secures millions of peoples’ data on the Internet every day, especially during online e-commerce transactions or when transmitting confidential information. SSL-secured websites are also beginning with https rather than http.
E-commerce can be divided into many ways, there are few below:
Most commonly use term eCommerce for online retail Storefronts or auction sites. Where people can buy and sell their products and services. These also come in many forms such as a Retail online storefront, auction sites, online services, etc. As a place for direct retail shopping, with its 24-hour availability, a global reach, the ability to interact and provide custom information and ordering, and multimedia prospects, the Web is rapidly becoming a multibillion dollar source of revenue for the world’s businesses.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI):
The business-to-business exchange of data such as warehouse data from a wholesaler to their resellers, or manufacturer to their suppliers data exchanges, Dealer to dealer, etc. EDI is the exchange of business data using an understood data format. It predates today’s Internet. EDI involves data exchange among parties that know each other well and make arrangements for one-to-one (or point-to-point) connection, usually via Virtual Private Network (VPN) or Direct Dial up.
This EDI is in the process of getting replaced by eXtensible Markup Language, commonly known as e-business XML, or ebXML. The ebXML architecture is a unique set of concepts; part theoretical and part implemented in the existing ebXML standards work. Purpose of this ebXML architecture is to provide an open, XML-based infrastructure that enables the global use of electronic business information in an interoperable, secure, and consistent manner by all trading partners.
Buying and Selling:
Business to business, business to consumers or even person to person any kind of buying and selling on the internet considers eCommerce. Thousands of companies sell their products to consumers have discovered that the Web provides not only a 24-hour-a-day showcase for their products but a quick way to reach the right people and consumers also can access their account at any time for more information. It is the future and Only line transactions are here to stay and growing larger and larger everyday worldwide.
Secured E-Mail, Fax, and Internet Telephony:
E-commerce is also conducted through the more limited electronic forms of communication called secured e-mail, secured fax, and the emerging use of secured telephone calls or often known as Voice Over Internet Protocol or in short VoIP. These methods are being used to have enough security from the vulnerability of eavesdropping.
The Security of Business Transactions:
Security includes authenticating business transactors, controlling access to resources such as Web pages for registered or selected users, encrypting communications, and, in general, ensuring the privacy and effectiveness of transactions. Among the most widely-used security technologies is the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which is built into both of the leading Web browsers.
We are specialized in delivering the complete range of e-Commerce site design, development, modifying, tweaking and deployment of online Storefront, shopping carts, other tools & applications that aid in the growth of your online eCommerce business. Our services are tailor to ongoing changing emerging market needs. We stay updated with the current market trends and deliver the best suited solutions for our customers.
The main highlights of our services include the following:
- Shopping Cart
- Web Based Admin / Content Manager
- Strong user interface
- Easy option to search
- Access to order history
- Ease to Order Tracking
- Detailed Product Information
- Discount Features
- Offering Coupons
- Wish List
- Gift Registry
- Order Management
- Inventory Control
- Inventory Management with Multiple Warehouses, Manufacturers and Distributors
- Price Management
- Order Management
- Product Management
- Mailing List Management
- Payment Processing & Gateway Integration
- Credit Card Validation
- PCI & PA-DSS Compliant
- Tax Management etc.
- Shipping Features
- Mobile Commerce
- Search Engine Ready
- Easy to Customize
- Fast, Secure, Stable
You may also look at our various shopping cart options available in our Online Storefront Development section. Some are Open Source and others are Paid Portal. You may try the demo version or just give us a call we will help you to decide the best fit for your need.