B2B. A transaction that occurs between a company and another company, as opposed...
Business-to-business (B2B) electronic commerce covers a broad range of business activities. For example, B2B systems exchange business documents, such as purchase orders and invoices, between pairs of partners in a supply chain. They implement a virtual marketplace (e-marketplaces or exchanges), wherein a single large manufacturer can consolidate the purchase of the goods that are the input to its manufacturing process from many smaller companies. Such a marketplace may enable a large retailer to purchase the goods that it sells in its stores. Or, marketplaces can become trading marts or exchanges for commodity products or the range of products of a given type or associated with a particular industry segment. B2B systems also automate the purchase of goods that support business' maintenance, repair and operation (MRO).
Expression describing a type of advertising campaign or medium by means of which businesses communicate with other businesses. This type of advertising contrasts with consumer advertising, as the prime targets of business-to-business media and campaigns are companies or individuals with certain responsibilities within companies. There are a number of major sub-categories of business-to-business advertising, including corporate, announcement, sales support and lead generation, although some commentators have suggested that corporate advertising should not be regarded as a form of business-to-business. Beginning| Back to B| Go to D| End
Communications or commerce between companies (as distinguished from dealings between a company and a consumer); frequently conducted through trade journals.
Used to describe an e-commerce site used to facilitate business between two separate businesses.
Transactions between two companies.
Business conducted between companies, rather than between a company and individual consumers.
Transactions and processes conducted between two or more businesses or other organizations, as opposed to transactions between a business and an individual end-user.
The exchange of products, services, or information between businesses via the Internet. B2B web sites fall into several categories: company web sites, product supply and procurement exchanges, specialized search sites, and trade and industry standards organization sites.
Business-to-business e-commerce entails companies buying from and selling to each other electronically, but it has also evolved to include Supply Chain Management (SCM).
refers to companies doing business with other companies on public networks like the Internet and its derivations, extranets and intranets. Organisations benefit from having a common standard for information sharing and exchange. The outcome will mean shifting the business model from a supply chain to a supply web. (p. 29)
B2B Electronic commerce comprises commercial transactions, involving both organisations and individuals. From the technical point of view e-commerce is the processing and transmission of digitised data. Electronic commerce does not only refer to the relationship between business and consumer, but also to the economic connection between business and business. This means that a company that uses the internet for ordering from its suppliers or making payments already takes advantage of e-commerce.
Selling/marketing to other businesses, rather than to end consumers. (Abbreviated as B2B.)
E-commerce transactions that involve businesses providing goods or services to other businesses.
Electronic exchanges and business transactions between companies. Internet-based B2B applications involve traders, suppliers and the distribution sector.
A set of business processes, usually automated, between trading partners. It is performed at much higher volumes than business-to-consumer ( B2C) applications.
Non-consumer purchasers such as manufacturers, resellers (distributors, wholesalers, jobbers and retailers, for example) institutional, professional and governmental organizations. Frequently referred to as "industrial" businesses in the past.
B2B refers to commercial electronic commerce transactions between two businesses. From the technical point of view, e-commerce is the processing and transmission of digitised data. Electronic commerce does not only refer to the relationship between business and consumer, but also to the economic connection between business and business.
Commercial transactions between an organisation and other organisations.
Represents business that is conducted primarily between two businesses, as opposed to business-to-consumer (B2C).
As opposed to business-to-consumer (B2C). Many companies are now focusing on this strategy, and their sites are aimed at businesses (think wholesale) and only other businesses can access or buy products on the site. Internet analysts predict this will be the biggest sector on the Web.
Businesses doing business with other businesses. The term is most commonly used in connection with e-commerce and advertising, when you are targeting businesses as opposed to consumers.
Business to Business E-Commerce; a system that ties businesses together and allows them to conduct transactions and share data over the internet
Business-to-business electronic commerce is companies buying from and selling to each other electronically, but it has evolved to include supply chain management. more
Business-to-business (or B2B for short) is a marketing strategy which involves the transaction of goods or services between businesses (as opposed to relations between businesses and other groups, for example consumers or public administration).