What is the difference between eCommerce and eBusiness?
Because people like to define these terms to suit their purposes, there are many different definitions of eBusiness and eCommerce. We define eBusiness as completing primary business functions online.
Some examples might be eMedicine, an online brokerage, or perhaps a SaaS application.
eCommerce is eBusiness but more specifically the online purchase of physical products. Amazon is both an eBusiness and an eCommerce business. Their services like Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Web Services are eBusiness where their core shopping business (and where they originated) is eCommerce.
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There are two strategies to build eCommerce into your existing Wordpress site. First, you need to figure out if you need a complete eCommerce platform (ie. you need to sell many products, complex products, integration into other systems, etc.). The reason this matters is there are many eCommerce plugins for Wordpress with limited functionalities.
An eCommerce platform is software that online businesses use to build functions needed to conduct business. The platform may be as simple as a catalog and shopping cart, but traditionally "platform" refers to a more robust set of tools and services.