Introduction to E-Commerce
* Lesson 2 - THE WORLD WIDE WEB 2.5 - INTRODUCTION TO
E-COMMERCE  Introduction to E-Commerce
_E-commerce_ refers to the business transactions made over the Internet,
such as buying and selling items online. The _online purchase_ requires you
to provide your credit card details. To ensure a secure transaction, you
must provide your credit card details only to reputed Web sites. In
addition to making _online transactions_, e-commerce includes _online stock
trading_ that gives you an opportunity to buy and sell shares in the stock
market. You can also check your bank account status or insurance details
The diagram below describes the steps to buy online tickets to visit a
museum. Scroll down for more information.
To purchase online tickets to visit a museum, access the museum's Web
site. You need to create a new account on the Web site. While creating a
new account, you need to provide details such as a user name, a password,
and your address in a registration form. You will then receive an
authentication to make an online transaction on the Web site.
To purchase online tickets, you need to select the date and the number
of tickets you want to purchase.
You can also compare the prices of tickets available.
Before you complete the process of purchasing the tickets, you need to
provide your credit card details along with the shipping address.
After you submit these details, a Web page is displayed indicating that
your online transaction is complete. It also provides you a transaction
code that you can use for any further queries related to this purchase.
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