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The incredible growth of the internet and connectivity to the Internet by individuals and businesses alike has brought many opportunities to create new industries and new efficiencies within businesses and between businesses Research shows that the value of Internet eCommerce by the year 2002 will be US500 billion By the year 2004 it is expected to be US15 trillion The Scale of Opportunity As e-Commerce gains prominence many companies have moved beyond trying to define e-commerce Instead they are now looking at how to make e-commerce work for their specific business needs In this paper I will be discussing three different e-business models B2B B2C and C2C The discussion will identify differences and similarities of each business model taking into account target audience for the web site what the site is offering to their buyers or consumers web site features how they market themselves and benefits for using or implementing the site Business-to business B2B e-business model is essentially companies buying from and selling to each other online An example of one such company is Office Depot They have contracted with many companies to supply all office supply needs for companies They also offer their services to end users but often many will walk into their stores to buy what they need The service that is offered on their site for companies is more than just buying and ordering products online Its evolved to encompass supply chain management as more companies outsource parts of their supply chain to their trading partners Many large corporations contract to have them track the levels of supplies in the office and automatically replenish items that are running low Companies smaller in size will also have the option to access their site and do their own ordering when supplies are low This site is attractive to many companies because its ease of use allows buyers to view real-time inventory availability for products the order is instantly dropped into their system
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