e commerce

E-commerce fulfillment is the process of storing inventory, processing, preparing, shipping and delivering an order that was placed online. The speed and efficiency of the e-commerce fulfillment model is particularly important as more customers shop online in lieu of going to brick and mortar store locations. A specialist within an e-commerce fulfillment center verifies and fulfills orders, updates online records, maintains organization and more.

Electronic commerce, also written as e-commerce, refers to the conducting of commercial business electronically via traditional EDI technologies or online via the Internet. There are three main types of e-commerce: business-to-business (B2B), business-to-consumer (B2C) and consumer-to-consumer (C2C), which includes sites like eBay. E-commerce can be conducted in place of having a brick-and-mortar store or in conjunction with a physical store location. It is very widespread and nearly anything can be purchased online.

Growth in e-commerce and changes to companies' inventory policies have increased demand for warehouse space, and the existing network is filling up. E-commerce is expected to increase during the holidays as customers social distance and shop from home. The Wall Street Journal has reported that retailers are working to find more space and locking in additional fulfillment capacity for holiday items, such as toys, and essential goods, such as paper towels.

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