What Is The Difference Between E-commerce And M- Commerce?


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Aun Jafery Profile
Aun Jafery answered
E-Commerce is short for electronic commerce and refers to the field of marketing, buying, selling, distributing and servicing different products and/or services over the internet. It aims at using electronic business applications for the purpose of commercial transactions. E-Commerce is believed to have started off in 1994 when the first ever banner appeared on the internet but electric commerce not using the internet must have originated as far back as the 1970s when technologies such as Electronic Funds Transfer and Electric Data Interchange were being used. M-Commerce on the other hand stands for Mobile Commerce and refers to commercial transactions being conducted over cellular and mobile devices. M-Commerce originated sometime during the 1990s. The methods of payment used are normally calling numbers with premium rates, reduction of the caller's credit and charging the user's bill.
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Viru Patel answered

E-commerce or electronic commerce, is the process of buying and selling goods, products and services over electronic systems such as internet, telephone and e-mail.
M-Commerce or mobile commerce is process of buying and selling products and services through wireless handheld devices such as cell phones or PDAs.

Compared to M-commerce, E-commerce is more limited as it requires the use of a computer and internet connection, while mobiles work on satellites. Video conferencing is now available on mobile phones with 3G and 4G networks, without the hassle of internet. M-commerce however is costly compared to E-commerce.

Now why different terminologies?  I think it is due to the difference of user bahavior between a mobile app and website. Mobile apps interact with users quite differently from web apps.

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Anonymous , David Waugh, answered

E-Commerce -Sales and done transactions via all devices.

M-commerce- Sales and done transactions via mobile deivces 

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