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  1. Introduction.
  2. What is e-commerce?
  3. Presentation of e-commerce in France.
  4. Comparison to other developed countries.
  5. Conclusion.
  6. References.

Today the Internet might be viewed as having a huge market potential capable of covering the population of the whole world. This is why electronic commerce or E-Commerce is so attractive for many traditional businesses. E-Commerce consists of the buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks. The amount of trade conducted electronically has grown dramatically since the large introduction of the Internet. A wide variety of commerce is conducted in this way, including things such as electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, e-marketing, online marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange, automated inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems. Modern electronic commerce typically uses the World Wide Web in at least some point in the transaction's lifecycle.

[...] The gap between the top three countries of Figure the UK, Germany and France is lengthened in Figure 6 from 0 to 2. Only the Netherlands, Greece and Portugal appear to have (roughly) similar positions in both charts. The trend of Figure 5 showing the West-most EU countries at the top is also changed in Figure 6. Note that the ratios of the bars in Figure 6 are generally smaller than in Figure i.e. that the per-capita measurement appears to equalise the differences between countries somewhat. [...]

[...] This paper has examined the implementation and practice of e-commerce in France and in other developed countries such as United States, Japan, and Western Europe. This assignment has noted some of the major similarities and differences among these economic regions with respect to this new business environment. A brief overview of e-commerce was first presented. Then French e-commerce market was presented, as well as projected growth trends. Finally, we discussed commerce in developed countries. The sector of electronic commerce is very significant, in terms of financial impact. [...]

[...] The level of PC penetration is quite high for French SMEs and ranks as of French SMEs are connected to the Internet and 72% for the four other surveyed countries (as compared to 47,4% for France in ECaTT and 62,4% for the same four countries France, Germany and Italy)) 75% of the connected SMEs use email and 83% for the 4 surveyed countries of the French SMEs use Internet for data exchange with suppliers/customers and 56% for the 4 surveyed countries (there is a significant difference between the two surveys as this activity was a key one for France in ECaTT and appears less important in UFB ?Locabail) of the French SMEs have a website on the Internet for ECaTT) of the French SMEs claimed to use the Internet for online sales and 22% for the 4 surveyed countries (only for France and for the same 4 countries in ECaTT survey). [...]

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