Differences between a Business Website & an E-Commerce Website

Many people often tend to wonder as to what is the difference between a business website & an e-commerce website. In order to do so we must first understand as to what basically is a business website and an e-commerce website then it will be a lot easier for us understand the difference between a business website & an e-commerce website.

What Is A Business Website?

As mentioned in our previous post, a website or rather a business website is a necessity for small businesses, home-based businesses, and anybody selling products or services. Regardless of the fact that you are selling anything directly online or not, the website or rather a business website can serve as an extension of your business with information about you, your business, and services and the types of services being offered by you.

What Is An E-Commerce Website?

shop site
Flipkart, Amazon & many more

A website where the business owner does not stop at displaying the products & services he is offering, but he rather goes on to sell them online by various means involving online transactions and payment on delivery / cash on delivery facility. So simply speaking an e-commerce website involves electronically transferring data and funds between two or more parties. Simply put, it is an online shopping website.

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So, coming back to our main topic of discussion, I believe by now you must have understood the basic difference between a business website & an e-commerce website. In order to explain it in a more detailed manner, a comparative tabular presentation is given below.

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Check a few common differances between them.

Online transaction may or may not take place in Business website but in E-commerce site Online transaction takes place. This is the basic comparison of transaction.

A business website has larger field of operation which includes procurement & sharing of business information related to buying and selling of products. On the other hand an E-Commerce has a narrow field of operation involving electronic transmission medium that caters to buying and selling and essentially involves monetary transaction online.

It is not necessary for a Business website to have an E-Commerce website but It is necessary for an E-Commerce website to have a Business website.

A business website can involve the use of internet, intranet or extranet whereas an E-Commerce website involves the mandatory use of internet.

Some common and prominent examples are Customer Support Sites, E-Mail marketing, Supply Chain Management. on the other side Some common and prominent examples are Amazon, Club Factory, Flipkart, Myntra, etc

This content is written by Md Hafizur Rahman. Aparichitzone Admin would like to convay regards for the same.

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