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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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He reiterated that traders should note the importance of privacy and security, when tapping e-tailing opportunities.
Although consumers could make careers out of surfing the 'Net for bargains (any time, day or night), we think that e-tailing used by brick-and-mortar stores will build business and enhance the stores' brand franchises.
Even the most optimistic estimates for e-tailing only amount to something over 6 percent of that total in the next few years.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio's Enterprise Computing team said: "It has been observed that many sales in the E-tailing market in India are generated from non-metro cites including tier II and tier III cities.
At this morning's joint opening ceremony of SmartBiz Expo and the Asian E-tailing Summit, guest of honour Dr Bernard Chan, Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, said that organising the two SME-focused events is timely given the business potential that will be unleashed by the Belt and Road Initiative.
The report begins with an introduction of the retail market in India primarily because e-tailing is an online variant of retailing.
While the overwhelming majority of our members believe their companies can benefit from e-tailing, the view at this moment is also that more traditional methods of buying and selling are not under threat,' said AIRMIC's Paul Howard.
However, there are drawbacks to e-tailing decorative home goods.
Indian retail has been quick to capitalize on this new concept, thereby heralding a new era of e-tailing.
Second, retailers who follow the e-tailing lead set by companies such as Tesco and Amazon will have to gear up to meet the demand for home deliveries.
Other than Guitar Center and Musician's Friend, ``There's nobody else out there with a full-service musical instruments e-tailing site,'' Albertson said.
CHICAGO & SAN FRANCISCO -- The e-tailing group and PowerReviews today release the 2010 Social Shopping Study's final wave of findings.