The History of eCommerce

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Basically, the way it has been developing depends heavily on the technologies that have been contrived. With that said, the past several decades gave birth to absolutely essential inventions that have rapidly changed the way retailers push their businesses online.



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1960s Basically initiates the history of eCommerce, when what is called Electronic Data Interchange permits companies to carry out electronic transactions 60 EDI Electronic Data Interchange 70 1979 Michael Aldrich invents online shopping giving the "concept of teleshopping" which revolutionizes the way businesses happen 80 1981 B2B Thomson Holidays submits the first ever B2B electronic transaction using online technology 1982 & France Telecom invents Minitel that is considered the most successful pre-World Wide Web online service 1984 ASCX12 Format ASC X 12 provides a dependable means to conduct electronic business Gateshead SIS/Tesco is the first B2C online shopping 1985 Nissan Nissan UK sells cars and finance with credit checking to customers online from dealers' lots 1987 SWREG SECURE PAYMENT Swreg creates the first electronic Merchant account to let software developers sell online 1989 Welcome to Peapod Peapod brings the grocery store to the home PC 1990 Tim Berners-Lee creates the first World Wide Web server and browser, using a NeXT computer 1991 NSF The National Science Foundation (NSF) lifts restrictions on the commercial use of the NET, clearing the way for eCommerce 1992 J.H. Snider and Terra Ziporyn publish "Future Shop: How new technologies will change the way we shop and what we buy" 1994 YAHOO! Netscape unveils SSL encrypt. Jerry and David's Guide to the www is renamed Yahoo Third-party payment services for processing online credit card sales begin to appear The first online bank opens. 1995 Dell ebay starts selling each and everything online AuctionWeb launches a site soon to be rechristened eBay A company called Verisign begins developing digital IDs 1998 Google YAHOO! Store PayPal launches pay service Google debuts on eCommerce Yahoo launches Yahoo Stores 1999 VICTORIA'S SECRET Zappos launches web-only shoe store Internet Retailer dubuts Global Sports launches out-sourced eCommerce platform Victoria's Secret debuts site 00 2000 .com The ongoing dot-com investment business osCommerce is started in Germany as The Exchange Project 2001 amazon blazes a trail launching a mobile commerce site 2002 csn stores shop away PayPal PayPal is acquired by eBay CSN Stores and NetShops begin selling products through several targeted domains 2003 Apple launches iTunes store Congress passes the Can-Spam Act ZenCart branches from osCommerce 2004 Credit card companies create PCI data security standards 2005 YouTube First Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition Launches YouTube Web 2.0 takes hold making sites more interactive The final release of VirtueMart 2006 Google debuts Google Checkout 2007 iPhone Apple launches the iPhone with full web browsing and downloadable apps, advancing mCommerce Free open-source Prestashop software is founded 2008 TextBuyIt Amazon introduces TextBuyIt Magento eCommerce solution is launched by Varien 2009 and lose New York online sales tax battle 2010 Magento mobile Magento mobile is released allowing store owners to create native mobile storefront apps eCommerce gets serious about social media and more personal conversations taking place between businesses and consumers

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