Business Studies

Emerging Modes of Business


Elaborate the steps involved in online trading.


Operationally, following steps are involved in online trading:

  1. Registration: First step in online trading is registration with the online trader by filling up a registration form. With registration buyer has opened an account with online trader. A password is created for the account which protects account and shopping cart which can be misused otherwise.
  2. Placing an Order: An account holder can drop the items in the shopping cart. Shopping cart is an online record of what a person has picked up while browsing the online store. Once being sure of what a person wants to buy, one can check out and choose his payment options.
  3. Payment Mechanism: In online trading payment may be made in any of the following ways:
    • Cash On Delivery: Under this, the payment for goods ordered online may be made in cash at the time of physical delivery of the goods.
    •  Cheque: Another option is that the online vendor may arrange for the pickup of the cheque from the customer's end. Upon realization, goods may be delivered.
    • Net Banking Transfer: These days banks provide facility to the customers for electronic transfer of funds using internet. Therefore, a buyer can also make use of net banking money transfer to pay for the goods ordered.
    • Credit or Debit Cards: These are also called plastic money. These cards are most popularly used in payment for online transactions. To accept credit card as an online payment type, the seller first needs a secure means of collecting credit card information from its customer. Payments through credit cards can be processed either manually, or through online authorization system like SSL Certificate.
    • Digital Cash: It is a kind of electronic currency which exists only in cyberspace. It has no real physical properties, but offers the ability to use real an electronic format. For this, the buyer has to deposit cash in bank account which issues equivalent digital cash to the person which can be used for online trading. It is more secure than credit or debit cards.

Emerging Modes of Business

Q 1.

Write a short note on the history of e-commerce.

Q 2.

What is digital divide? How is it relevant in context of e-business?

Q 3.

Explain various payment mechanisms under e-business.

Q 4.

Explain the measures taken to protect the security and safety of e-transactions.

Q 5.

Discuss the salient aspects of B2C commerce.

Q 6.

State any three differences between E-business and traditional business.

Q 7.

How does outsourcing represent a new mode of business?

Q 8.

Hackers lack certain values. Which are these?

Q 9.

Discuss the limitations of electronic mode of doing business. Are these limitations severe enough to restrict its scope? Give reasons for your answer.

Q 10.

Elaborate the steps involved in online trading.

Q 11.

Which values are of utmost importance while we get involved in e-business?

Q 12.

Differentiate between e-commerce and e-business.

Q 13.

Discuss utility of E Commerce in:
(a) Health,
(b) Education,
(c) Governance,

Q 14.

Evaluate the need for outsourcing and discuss its limitations.

Q 15.

Describe briefly the data storage and transmission risks in E-business.

Q 16.

What are the ethical concerns involved in outsourcing?

Q 17.

Describe briefly any two applications of E-business.

Q 18.

Write a short note on the scope of e-business.

Q 19.

What are the threats to e-transactions? Which measures have been devised for their protection?

Q 20.

Why are E-business and outsourcing referred to as the emerging modes of business? Discuss the factors responsible for the growing importance of these trends.

Q 21.

Show the anatomy of outsourcing.

Q 22.

What resources are required for successful implementation of e-business?

Q 23.

"E-commerce is the need of the hour."Comment.

Q 24.

"E-commerce is giving way to paperless society and government is supporting it."  Substantiate.

Q 25.

Differentiate between traditional business and e-business.