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e-commerce

business carried out by electronic means. Now the subject of European Union legislation in the desire for a harmonized market and to ensure the free movement of ‘information society services’ across the European Community. That includes control of the ‘establishment’ of service providers; the regulation of commercial communications; electronic contracts; the liability of intermediaries; codes of conduct; out-of-court dispute settlements; court actions; cooperation between Member States. The focus of the UK implementing legislation is on a commercial communication which is a communication, in any form, designed to promote, directly or indirectly, the goods, services or image of any person pursuing a commercial, industrial or craft activity or exercising a regulated profession, other than a communication.

A person providing an information society service is obliged to make available to the recipient of that service certain information. A service provider is under a duty to ensure that any commercial communications constituting or forming part of an information society service which he provides complies with certain requirements. A service provider is under a duty to ensure that any unsolicited commercial communication sent by him is clearly and unambiguously identifiable as such as soon as it is received and to provide certain information where contracts are concluded by electronic means unless parties who are not consumers have agreed otherwise. More practical substance appears in relation to DISTANCE SELLING. Special provisions have been made to facilitate certain aspects of e-commerce, see e.g. CONDUIT, CACHING, HOSTING.

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In addition, if different demand types bring the same profit to the e-tailer, then the e-tailer will treat all types of demand equally.
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In this study we will investigate yet another privacy management strategy that focuses on the transparency of the e-tailer's consumer information practices.
15 July 2011 - First-quarter sales at UK fashion e-tailer Asos (LON:ASC) soared 63%, driven by a massive surge in international sales following the introduction of free global shipping at the start of this year, the Financial Times reported.
Glasses Direct has claimed it is to become the first e-tailer to launch video mirror technology on its website.
Rapid growth forced the e-tailer to roll out a new automated order processing system to its East Coast DCs resulting in improved processing time and near flawless quality control and order accuracy--all without adding or subtracting headcount.
THE South Wales Echo has teamed up with mandmdirect.com, the UK's number one online discount fashion and sports e-tailer to offer a fantastic opportunity for rugby fans to score a highly sought-after slice of rugby history.
FASHION e-tailer ASOS produced more stunning sales figures yesterday as younger shoppers kept spending despite the slowdown gripping the rest of the high street.
While MuseumStoreCompany.com is an e-tailer first and foremost, the company also sources custom lines for certain clients and markets, mining the public domain for objets d'art it can remake without infringing on a copyright, such as the pictured Head of Hygeia, a reproduction of a 2,400-year-old marble statue of the Greek goddess of health.
The new site represents the company's second attempt to create an online site, after its previous owners, Blue Star Group, tried to launch e-tailer Flying Pig in 2000.
-- Kitchenware e-tailer Cooking.com has teamed up with buying group Gourmet Catalog to offer customers the option of buying products online or in-store.