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Electronic Commerce


Electronic commerce, commonly known as e-commerce, eCommerce or e-comm, consists of the buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks. It is more than just buying and selling products online. It also includes the entire online process of developing, marketing, selling, delivering, servicing and paying for products and services. The amount of trade conducted electronically has grown extraordinarily with widespread Internet usage.

 
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As Gpo's Online Services Surge in Popularity, Brick-And-Mortar Boo...

By: Andrew M. Sherman

Excerpt: Available Stock Now Offered at Close Out Prices: With nearly a quarter of a million titles available online and free of charge, and with public retrievals exceeding 32 million every month, GPO Access, a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), has become one of the principal tools for providing public access to official U.S. Government information. As a result, by September 30, 2003, the GPO will close all of its brick-and-mortar bookstore operation...

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As Gpo's Online Services Surge in Popularity, Kansas City Bookstor...

By: Andrew M. Sherman

Excerpt: With nearly a quarter of a million titles available online and free of charge, and with public retrievals exceeding 32 million every month, GPO Access, a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), has become one of the principal tools for providing public access to official U.S. Government information. As a result, the GPO is phasing out its 13 remaining brick-and-mortar bookstore operations outside Washington, D.C., an action that will significantly ...

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As Gpo's Online Services Surge in Popularity, Kansas City Bookstor...

By: Andrew M. Sherman

Excerpt: With nearly a quarter of a million titles available online and free of charge, and with public retrievals exceeding 32 million every month, GPO Access, a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), has become one of the principal tools for providing public access to official U.S. Government information. As a result, the GPO is phasing out its 13 remaining brick-and-mortar bookstore operations outside Washington, D.C., an action that will significantly ...

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As Gpo's Online Services Surge in Popularity, Seattle Bookstore to...

By: Andrew M. Sherman

Excerpt: With nearly a quarter of a million titles available online and free of charge, and with public retrievals exceeding 32 million every month, GPO Access, a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), has become one of the principal tools for providing public access to official U.S. Government information. As a result, the GPO is phasing out its 13 remaining brick-and-mortar bookstore operations outside Washington, D.C., an action that will significantly ...

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As Gpo's Online Services Surge in Popularity, New York Bookstore t...

By: Andrew M. Sherman

Excerpt: With nearly a quarter of a million titles available online and free of charge, and with public retrievals exceeding 32 million every month, GPO Access, a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), has become one of the principal tools for providing public access to official U.S. Government information. As a result, the GPO is phasing out its 13 remaining brick-and-mortar bookstore operations outside Washington, D.C., an action that will significantly ...

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As Gpo's Online Services Surge in Popularity, Los Angeles Bookstor...

By: Andrew M. Sherman

Excerpt: With more than a quarter of a million titles available online and free of charge, and with public retrievals exceeding 32 million every month, GPO Access, a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), has become one of the principal tools for providing public access to official U.S. Government information. As a result, the GPO is phasing out its 13 remaining brick-and-mortar bookstore operations outside Washington, D.C., an action that will significant...

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As Gpo's Online Services Surge in Popularity, Denver Bookstore to ...

By: Andrew M. Sherman

Excerpt: With more than a quarter of a million titles available online and free of charge, and with public retrievals exceeding 32 million every month, GPO Access, a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), has become one of the principal tools for providing public access to official U.S. Government information. As a result, the GPO is phasing out its 13 remaining brick-and-mortar bookstore operations outside Washington, D.C., an action that will significant...

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As Gpo's Online Services Surge in Popularity, Pueblo Bookstore to ...

By: Andrew M. Sherman

Excerpt: With more than a quarter of a million titles available online and free of charge, and with public retrievals exceeding 32 million every month, GPO Access, a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), has become one of the principal tools for providing public access to official U.S. Government information. As a result, the GPO is phasing out its 13 remaining brick-and-mortar bookstore operations outside Washington, D.C., an action that will significant...

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As Gpo's Online Services Surge in Popularity, Detroit Bookstore to...

By: Andrew M. Sherman

Excerpt: With more than a quarter of a million titles available online and free of charge, and with public retrievals exceeding 32 million every month, GPO Access, a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), has become one of the principal tools for providing public access to official U.S. Government information. As a result, the GPO is phasing out its 13 remaining brick-and-mortar bookstore operations outside Washington, D.C., an action that will significant...

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As Gpo's Online Services Surge in Popularity, Milwaukee Bookstore ...

By: Andrew M. Sherman

Excerpt: With more than a quarter of a million titles available online and free of charge, and with public retrievals exceeding 32 million every month, GPO Access, a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), has become one of the principal tools for providing public access to official U.S. Government information. As a result, the GPO is phasing out its 13 remaining brick-and-mortar bookstore operations outside Washington, D.C., an action that will significant...

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As Gpo's Online Services Surge in Popularity, Atlanta Bookstore to...

By: Andrew M. Sherman

Excerpt: With more than a quarter of a million titles available online and free of charge, and with public retrievals exceeding 32 million every month, GPO Access, a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), has become one of the principal tools for providing public access to official U.S. Government information. As a result, the GPO is phasing out its 4 remaining brick-and-mortar bookstore operations outside Washington, D.C., an action that will significantl...

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As Gpo's Online Services Surge in Popularity, Jacksonville Booksto...

By: Andrew M. Sherman

Excerpt: With more than a quarter of a million titles available online and free of charge, and with public retrievals exceeding 32 million every month, GPO Access, a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), has become one of the principal tools for providing public access to official U.S. Government information. As a result, the GPO is phasing out its 4 remaining brick-and-mortar bookstore operations outside Washington, D.C., an action that will significantl...

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As Gpo's Online Services Surge in Popularity, Houston Bookstore to...

By: Andrew M. Sherman

Excerpt: With more than a quarter of a million titles available online and free of charge, and with public retrievals exceeding 32 million every month, GPO Access, a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), has become one of the principal tools for providing public access to official U.S. Government information. As a result, the GPO is phasing out its 4 remaining brick-and-mortar bookstore operations outside Washington, D.C., an action that will significantl...

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As Gpo's Online Services Surge in Popularity, Pittsburgh Bookstore...

By: Andrew M. Sherman

Excerpt: With more than a quarter of a million titles available online and free of charge, and with public retrievals exceeding 32 million every month, GPO Access, a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), has become one of the principal tools for providing public access to official U.S. Government information. As a result, the GPO is phasing out its 4 remaining brick-and-mortar bookstore operations outside Washington, D.C., an action that will significantl...

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Possible Anticompetitive Barriers to E-Commerce: Contact Lenses

By: Timothy J. Muris

Government Reference Publication

In the past, contact lenses were designed to be worn for long periods of time, required daily removal, and involved extensive cleaning regimens. Consumers generally purchased these lenses from their eye care providers after an eye exam and lens fitting and replaced them infrequently. The advent of disposable soft contact lenses ? which consumers wear for only a few weeks and throw away ? followed by the growth of non-practitioner lens sellers, such as Internet-based cont...

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Guidelines for Consumer Protection in the Context of Electronic Co...

Government Reference Publication

ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT: Pursuant to Article 1 of the Convention signed in Paris on 14th December 1960, and which came into force on 30th September 1961, the ORGANIZATION for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shall promote policies designed: to achieve the highest sustainable economic growth and employment and a rising standard of living in Member countries, while maintaining financial stability, and thus to contribute to the dev...

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Delayed Disclosure in Consumer E-Commerce as an Unfair and Decepti...

By: Jean Braucher

Government Reference Publication

Timely, effective disclosure of the important terms of a deal is essential to prevent deception and make possible a working, competitive marketplace in which customers can shop before they make a choice of a product or service. In the information age, disclosure is cheaper than ever and could be more effective, too, using the interactive, vivid communication that is possible on line. Ironically, however, some of the biggest players in the Ainformation economy are trying ...

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Through the Telescope: Article 2B and the Future of E-Commerce

By: Lorin Brennan

Government Reference Publication

In 1633, Galileo was dragged before the Inquisition for teaching the Copernican heresy that the Earth revolved around the sun. The academics of the time condemned Galileo. They said his discoveries could not be true because they contradicted the received wisdom of Aristotle and Ptolemy. Galileo had a simple answer: ?See what I have seen; look through the telescope.? The Inquisitors refused, and adjudged Galileo a heretic.

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Online Privacy Is an E-Commerce Concern

By: William J. Brown

Government Reference Publication

At the 1999 American Resort Development Association convention in Orlando, a prevailing discussion topic was the emergence of the Internet as a source of top-line growth for the resort industry. Illustrative of the emphasis placed on the Internet as a new channel for reaching customers, Interval International introduced two entirely new Web brands, and industry attendance at seminars and ARDA subcommittees focusing on the Web was never higher. Clearly, the Internet has c...

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Commission Enforcement Actions Involving the Internet and Online S...

By: Paul H. Luehr

Government Reference Publication

!Defendant: Brian Corzine, a/k/a Brian Chase, d/b/a Chase Consulting. (1) !Defendant ran advertisements on America Online, offering a credit repair kit. He represented that purchasers of his credit repair kit could legally establish a new credit file. The credit repair kit sold for $99. !On September 12, 1994, the FTC filed a complaint, charging defendant with misrepresentations in violation of 5 of the FTC Act. The Court entered an ex parte Temporary Restraining Order, ...

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