This article examines the differences between the 21st century electronic commerce trends and the direct sales trend that existed in the 20th century. Firstly, the trends of development are completely different. Firstly, let us have a look at the concept called internet ecommerce. It means that internet is used to provide online information regarding activities and services to users. Ecommerce refers to the electronic means of doing business, mostly on the internet. The traditional sales channels and shopping will be moved online. The first electronic commerce model used in business was EDI or electronic data interchange. Now we have different types of ecommerce models like Business to consumer, business to business, customer to customer and many other new models.

The second largest ecommerce market on earth is China. This is the reason why development of ecommerce is a high priority service here.

Today, people spend most of their time on the internet performing various activities such as browsing, looking for information, looking of some product or service information, downloading music or a movie and so on. The internet has become an indispensable part of the society today. The founder of the largest corporation, Microsoft has said that if a business does not make its presence felt on the internet then it will fail miserably. The reason for this is the importance that the internet is getting today. Every businessman has to use the internet to advertise their business products and services. The internet has surely changed our lives; it is more a necessity now than a luxury in our lives now. Our future and fate will be decided by networks and computers because we are living in the age of computers.

Second, the present trends work completely different than the old ones. Ecommerce is a type of business which can be run from any where. It can be run from your house or you may be working, so your ecommerce business can be run from your office. An ecommerce business can be run if you have a computer and an internet connection. All the business activities can be managed with it. However, with direct sales firms, each and every business activity like gathering, marketing, exchanging, receiving payments and selling of products has to be finished on the ground.

Third, the difference in time

An Ecommerce business will be running for 24 hours; whereas with direct marketing it is not possible to run it for more than 10 hrs without paying more.

Fourth, the difference in cost

Ecommerce is simple, costs less and very fast. When we start an ecommerce business we have to only dedicate energy and time, whereas with direct sales one has to invest energy, time and lot of money.

Fifth, development of various industries

The major advantage of an ecommerce product is speed. The current trend in information technology is represented here. Therefore, this is an industry that is filled with vitality, and unlimited potential for growth.

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