eBay and the Early e-Business Categories
The early e-business categories represented a novel approach to conducting business no matter the method, whether business-to-consumer (B2C), business-to-business (B2B), or consumer-to-consumer (C2C) as eBay was. As a C2C e-business, eBay created a platform whereby consumers could cut out the middle man and engaged directly with sellers (which were typically other consumers, as eBay represented itself as a giant yard sale, where everyone was invited to post their goods, but gradually began to include small businesses which viewed the portal as a place where they could market directly to buyers as well) (Steiner, 2014). The ability of eBay to utilize so many models of e-business in its one single set-up showed that e-business could cater to any type of category by reducing the need for the middle man. Amazon would take it a step further and serve as the middle man, connecting buyers to sellers that would otherwise never have an opportunity to meet. For eBay, the different e-business categories’ usefulness as a tool for guiding an e-business’s growth plans indicated that the sky was the limit so long as the business served the purpose of connected buyers with sellers. This was the lesson Amazon learned early on, thanks to the example given by eBay, which illustrated how effective a simple platform could be in facilitating the exchange of goods for buyers and sellers looking to make a fast, easy and affordable connection.
Because eBay’s platform was essentially a novel concept that had not really been conducted as a large-scale e-business service, the company’s brand became synonymous with what sellers and buyers wanted in a B2C or C2C experience (minimal cost, minimal intrusion). Thus eBay was able to achieve recognition, consumer loyalty and rapid growth as a result of its ability to launch itself as the ultimate C2C destination for e-business transactions. Its entire business model was based on being a C2C platform for users. As a tool for guiding an e-business’s growth plans, this model appeared to work relatively well for eBay, but this was partly driven by the uniqueness and novelty of eBay’s concept. Overtime, other e-businesses began to offer the same categorical methods of transacting sales, whether C2C or B2C or B2B (Amazon was one, but others like Etsy put a creative spin on it and offered these services in an alternate manner), but in terms of guiding growth, more was needed than a simple model of transaction. C2C over the Web was a novel idea when eBay started it; today it is something anyone can do — sites like Craigslist make it possible. eBay’s growth, therefore, was predicated on the fact that it was on the frontier of the e-business world, forging the path. When others caught up and started making new paths, eBay’s business model hit a way (Thompson, 2015).
In conclusion, eBay set the bar, but others quickly caught up and/or surpassed it. In terms of guiding growth, eBay’s example only offered an example of the new direction in which e-commerce was heading: buyers and sellers wanted connectivity based on product and price; for a short time eBay was the go-to source for this, as a result of its C2C platform. However, as a guideline for growth, the example of eBay is less helpful than is a unique concept that connects buyers and sellers within an overall niche market that appeals to a unique set of buyers and sellers (as Etsy does today, or even Craigslist). In other words, there is more to developing a guideline for growth than a simple e-business category, for once competitors develop a platform utilizing the same method of transaction, there has to be something to still set your e-business apart — otherwise all growth will stop.
Steiner, I. (2014). Should eBay launch premium B2C marketplace for branded goods?
EcommerceBytes. Retrieved from http://www.ecommercebytes.com/C/blog/blog.pl?/pl/2014/6/1402950764.html
Thompson, C. (2015). Craigslist or eBay? The ultimate guide to selling your stuff online. The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved from http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2015/0410/Craigslist-or-eBay-The-ultimate-guide-to-selling-your-stuff-online
Are you busy and do not have time to handle your assignment? Are you scared that your paper will not make the grade? Do you have responsibilities that may hinder you from turning in your assignment on time? Are you tired and can barely handle your assignment? Are your grades inconsistent?
Whichever your reason is, it is valid! You can get professional academic help from our service at affordable rates. We have a team of professional academic writers who can handle all your assignments.
Students barely have time to read. We got you! Have your literature essay or book review written without having the hassle of reading the book. You can get your literature paper custom-written for you by our literature specialists.
Do you struggle with finance? No need to torture yourself if finance is not your cup of tea. You can order your finance paper from our academic writing service and get 100% original work from competent finance experts.
While psychology may be an interesting subject, you may lack sufficient time to handle your assignments. Don’t despair; by using our academic writing service, you can be assured of perfect grades. Moreover, your grades will be consistent.
Engineering is quite a demanding subject. Students face a lot of pressure and barely have enough time to do what they love to do. Our academic writing service got you covered! Our engineering specialists follow the paper instructions and ensure timely delivery of the paper.
In the nursing course, you may have difficulties with literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, critical essays, and other assignments. Our nursing assignment writers will offer you professional nursing paper help at low prices.
Truth be told, sociology papers can be quite exhausting. Our academic writing service relieves you of fatigue, pressure, and stress. You can relax and have peace of mind as our academic writers handle your sociology assignment.
We take pride in having some of the best business writers in the industry. Our business writers have a lot of experience in the field. They are reliable, and you can be assured of a high-grade paper. They are able to handle business papers of any subject, length, deadline, and difficulty!
We boast of having some of the most experienced statistics experts in the industry. Our statistics experts have diverse skills, expertise, and knowledge to handle any kind of assignment. They have access to all kinds of software to get your assignment done.
Writing a law essay may prove to be an insurmountable obstacle, especially when you need to know the peculiarities of the legislative framework. Take advantage of our top-notch law specialists and get superb grades and 100% satisfaction.
We have highlighted some of the most popular subjects we handle above. Those are just a tip of the iceberg. We deal in all academic disciplines since our writers are as diverse. They have been drawn from across all disciplines, and orders are assigned to those writers believed to be the best in the field. In a nutshell, there is no task we cannot handle; all you need to do is place your order with us. As long as your instructions are clear, just trust we shall deliver irrespective of the discipline.
Our essay writers are graduates with bachelor's, masters, Ph.D., and doctorate degrees in various subjects. The minimum requirement to be an essay writer with our essay writing service is to have a college degree. All our academic writers have a minimum of two years of academic writing. We have a stringent recruitment process to ensure that we get only the most competent essay writers in the industry. We also ensure that the writers are handsomely compensated for their value. The majority of our writers are native English speakers. As such, the fluency of language and grammar is impeccable.
There is a very low likelihood that you won’t like the paper.
Not at all. All papers are written from scratch. There is no way your tutor or instructor will realize that you did not write the paper yourself. In fact, we recommend using our assignment help services for consistent results.
We check all papers for plagiarism before we submit them. We use powerful plagiarism checking software such as SafeAssign, LopesWrite, and Turnitin. We also upload the plagiarism report so that you can review it. We understand that plagiarism is academic suicide. We would not take the risk of submitting plagiarized work and jeopardize your academic journey. Furthermore, we do not sell or use prewritten papers, and each paper is written from scratch.
You determine when you get the paper by setting the deadline when placing the order. All papers are delivered within the deadline. We are well aware that we operate in a time-sensitive industry. As such, we have laid out strategies to ensure that the client receives the paper on time and they never miss the deadline. We understand that papers that are submitted late have some points deducted. We do not want you to miss any points due to late submission. We work on beating deadlines by huge margins in order to ensure that you have ample time to review the paper before you submit it.
We have a privacy and confidentiality policy that guides our work. We NEVER share any customer information with third parties. Noone will ever know that you used our assignment help services. It’s only between you and us. We are bound by our policies to protect the customer’s identity and information. All your information, such as your names, phone number, email, order information, and so on, are protected. We have robust security systems that ensure that your data is protected. Hacking our systems is close to impossible, and it has never happened.
You fill all the paper instructions in the order form. Make sure you include all the helpful materials so that our academic writers can deliver the perfect paper. It will also help to eliminate unnecessary revisions.
Proceed to pay for the paper so that it can be assigned to one of our expert academic writers. The paper subject is matched with the writer’s area of specialization.
You communicate with the writer and know about the progress of the paper. The client can ask the writer for drafts of the paper. The client can upload extra material and include additional instructions from the lecturer. Receive a paper.
The paper is sent to your email and uploaded to your personal account. You also get a plagiarism report attached to your paper.
Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.
You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.Read more
Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.Read more
Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.Read more
Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.Read more
By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.Read more