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Lisa SimsBuilding Your Online Store With WordPress and WooCommercehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3846-2_1

1. Introduction to E-commerce

Lisa Sims1 
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Conyers, GA, USA
 

Contrary to what you might think, e-commerce didn’t burst onto the scene overnight. It has been around in various forms for years and improves daily. Before we can truly celebrate the present and future e-commerce accomplishments, it’s a good idea to look back and review its history.

What Is E-commerce?

Online store. Online payments. Mobile commerce. Chances are if you are reading this book, you are interested in finding out how to implement one or all of these on your website. All of these play a crucial role within e-commerce, but why should you care about them? ...

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