The beginnings of e-commerce can be traced to the 1960s, when businesses started using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) to share business documents with other companies. In 1979, the American National Standards Institute developed a universal standard for businesses to share documents through electronic networks.
After the number of individual users sharing electronic documents with each other grew in the 1980s, the rise of eBay and Amazon in the 1990s revolutionized the e-commerce industry. Consumers can now purchase endless amounts of items online, from e-tailers, from typical brick-and-mortar stores with e-commerce capabilities, and from one another.
Target group: Starter
Module level: Starter
Version | 31 - 07 - 2018
Part of course: Essentials of Ecommerce