E-commerce is a shorter way of saying electronic commerce and is a term that describes the buying and selling of goods off the internet. E-commerce can also be defined as the transferring of data or other things such as money or credits from computer to computer. An example of e-commerce would be online shopping on amazon.com. Amazon puts goods that they have in stock up on their website for customers to view. The customers then buy products that they may like or need off the website for them to be delivered directly. Another example of e-commerce is sending money through Pay-Pal to another person. People can virtually send money to another person, making it easier and more convenient to owe money to one without having to meet with them in person. The concept of e-commerce has greatly impacted our society in a number of ways with it being convenient, saving time, and helping many new online businesses grow.