eBusiness (e-Business), or Electronic Business, is the administration of conducting business via the Internet. This would include the buying and selling of goods and services, along with providing technical or customer support through the Internet. e-Business is a term often used in conjunction with e-commerce, but includes services in addition to the sale of goods.

Welcome to the brief history of eBusiness. What? Why brief?! Don't worry, the Internet (er, world) is not coming to an end. In fact, it has just begun. Hence, the "brief" history. Okay, so back to the history part. Hmmm, this is weird. If you do a search on "history of eBusiness" on the popular search engine, HotBot.com, you get a message saying... "Sorry, your search yielded no results." Same with most of the other popular search engines. So eBiz4Teens is going to be the first to document the history of eBusiness, which we believe all started with Amazon.com. Amazon.com opened their virtual doors in July of 1995. Their mission was to "use the Internet to offer products that educate, inform, and inspire". So they built their website, an online store that is customer friendly and easy to navigate. Oh yeah, and it currently offers 4.7 million, yes MILLION, books, CDs, audiobooks, DVDs, computer games, and more.
Revolution of e-commerce or E-Business

The Revolution of Business done on the Internet. eBusiness. First came the wild idea of selling THINGS on the Internet.... Books, garden supplies, shoes, even cars! All from the quiet privacy of your own home. Heck, you could go shopping in your pajamas, and with your hair and teeth unbrushed. So you have this great idea, and you come up with a name, logo, and slogan. You stake your "dot com" property, and then voila! You have a brand new eBusiness. If you have an eBusiness that sells a service, such as web or graphic design, we can eliminate the need for a brick and mortar store front. What is "brick and mortar"? I don't know, do you? So that means, we can even eliminate the need to KNOW what "brick and mortar" MEANS. Which is why the Internet is so fast. Selling products that needed to be shipped to the client can prove to be more of a challenge then providing an online or digital service. Amazon.com set up warehouses, so that books could be shipped more efficiently. Garden.com talked to many different businesses and partnered with them to create the ultimate in buying garden supplies. eBusiness brings out the true, creative entrepreneur in you. Being able to start a business for a small price, or even for free is very exciting. Join the Revolution. Start an eBusiness.
Today's e-commerce and Digital World

Add drastically improving technology, as well as Internet growth and population to the mix, and you will get eBusiness of today. Faster modems and connections to the Internet inspires many to jump on the internet bandwagon, whether the jump be for personal or business use. More and more people want to bring their existing business online to take advantage of the Internet, which explains the huge demand for great web designers.

Electronic Commerce, or E-commerce for short, is buying and selling products or services over the internet. If you’re thinking about starting an online business, or taking your current business online but don’t know how to get started, I’m here to help you start your E-commerce business. Whether you already have a store and are looking to add online sales, or you’re starting from scratch, together we’re going to go step by step to create your own online business. With a projected $204 billion in retail sales online for 2009, it’s a great time to start selling online. It’s profitable, it’s fun, and nothing beats telling people you own your own business.

Brief introduction:
To create a successful online shopping store is not a simple task. First you need to set up a website, which involves hardware installation (computer, hard disk, networking, etc), software development and installation (shopping cart, etc), and web page design to make your website attractive to your customers. After that, you get into a cycle of the following tasks:

1. Data processing
2. Collecting product data from the suppliers.
3. Updating the product data in your database, including adding new products, removing obsolete products.
4. Computing a competitive price that maximizes your profit.

1. Uploading product data (i.e., web feeds) to leading Comparison Shopping Engines (CSEs) such as Yahoo! Shopping, Google Product Search, and Amazon.com.
2. Adding information to your web pages for search engine optimization (SEO). The easier your products are searched by search engines, the more visitors will visit your website.
3. Sending emails to your customers.

Checking the results of your promotion
You need to know which online marketing initiatives are cost effective and to see how visitors actually interact with your site. For example, the sequence of the visited web pages, how many of the visitors actually purchase products.

To do these tasks once in a while with a small quantity of products is probably not a big deal. However, it is a daunting task to handle hundreds or even thousands of products several times a week. A big company can probably hire a team of engineers to handle most of the tasks mentioned above, and contract certain tasks (e.g., SEO, email marketing) to outside companies. For a medium or small company, it will be very expensive to maintain a development team or contract different tasks to different companies.

This seminar discusses the techniques of providing a one-stop service for eCommerce companies. For example, one can automatically collect product data from the website of a retailer's suppliers, compute the price for each product based on a set of criteria, update the reatialer's website, embed SEO and web analysis information in each product data, and send the product data to leading Comparison Shopping Engines (CSE) such as Yahoo! Shopping, Google Product Search, and Amazon.com.