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Comparison of international e-commerce and traditional international trade practices


  International e-commerce is mainly based on e-commerce to carry out various international trade activities, generally speaking, international e-commerce is mainly carried out in the following two ways: one is tangible products; the other is intangible products.

Among them, tangible products are mainly traded through indirect trade forms and based on e-commerce; while intangible products are mainly traded through direct trade forms. The emergence of e-commerce has improved the quality of people’s life and provided great help to people’s daily life body.

In addition, e-commerce has improved the quality and efficiency of the work of traditional international trade practices to a certain extent.

Overview of traditional international trade and international e-commerce

  1. Overview of traditional international trade

  International trade is mainly the region of business activities in the global scope of rational planning, the trade between countries to reflect the characteristics of trade transactions. International trade can effectively promote the call for business exchanges between countries and promote friendly relations between countries.

  In carrying out international trade activities, the business contract between the two parties should be determined, but when the contract is determined, it should be done through a long period of communication and exchange, and then finally the final acceptance link.

When the contract is determined to take effect, it should also do a good job of confirming the various content links of the contract, only then can ensure that international trade activities can be carried out smoothly. In addition, generally speaking, international trade does not involve cash during the actual conduct, but only through the form of bills, and these bills represent the valid securities of the entire transaction activities.

  2. Overview of international electronic commerce

  E-commerce is an important part of the whole business activities, mainly through the Internet, computer-based, and through electronic information technology to complete the commercial activities, only in this way can break the traditional international trade time and space constraints, to ensure that all tasks can be completed through electronic technology.

  E-commerce is a business credentials with high public, mainly based on the Internet platform to carry out various business activities, simplify the traditional international trade activities, enhance the circulation of goods, expand the development of enterprise space issues, improve the economic efficiency of enterprises, and promote the rapid development of enterprises. In addition, this transaction mode can also promote communication and exchange between enterprises and users, creating a good communication atmosphere.

Comparison of international e-commerce and traditional international trade practices

  Although it is said that there is no great difference between traditional international trade and the business circulation link of electronic commerce, there is a great difference between the operation methods used by both in the process of operation, which is mainly reflected in the simpler operation of all aspects of electronic commerce, greatly saving the running time and making electronic commerce activities more collegiate and concise.

  1. Comparison of trade practices

  In the process of trading commodities, it is not only necessary to make prior trade preparation, but also includes business trade negotiation, contract signing, contract execution, payment link and other components.

  (1) Trade preparation: When carrying out trade preparation work, the operation is mainly based on commercial information, which is the only way to do a good job of publishing and inquiring trade information, thus facilitating consumers to inquire about commodity information.

Trade preparation work also includes the matching of commodities. In the traditional commodity trading process, the relevant information is mainly in the form of paper information materials, but in e-commerce, it is only necessary to understand the information materials of both parties through the website.

  (2) Trade negotiation: In the process of trade negotiation, the understanding between the two parties can be effectively strengthened, so as to ensure that the next business transaction activities can be carried out smoothly.

In the traditional trading process, trade negotiation is mainly conducted through language, information and data. In e-commerce, it is possible to complete the transaction of goods through modern information technology, strengthen the communication and exchange between the two parties, and share the information transmission through modern information technology.

  (3) Contract signing and execution: Under traditional trade, the two parties are located far away from each other, and it takes a long time to sign and validate the contract to be completed. While in the e-commerce mode, only through the computer both parties can sign the contract, the same protection by law.

  (4) Payment link: In the process of traditional trade transactions, funds are mainly settled based on some physical bills, and funds are calculated in the form of remittance by collection. And the emergence of e-commerce can be through the third-party trading platform for capital transactions, so as to ensure that the settlement of funds can be carried out smoothly.

  2. Comparison of advantages and disadvantages

  With the continuous development of society and the gradual improvement of China’s modern information technology level, e-commerce has developed rapidly, innovating and perfecting the traditional transaction mode, and to a certain extent reducing the superimposed costs caused by goods in the process of circulation, which is a good guarantee for the economic benefits of both sides.

In addition, the emergence of e-commerce can also expand the scope of consumer choice, and through the form of e-commerce in multiple stores to shop and find their favorite products. E-commerce in the transaction process can also reduce the transaction costs of both sides to a certain extent, do a good job of using various types of resources, reduce the phenomenon of waste of resources, to ensure that resources can be used rationally.


  This paper has briefly analyzed the comparison of international e-commerce and traditional international trade practice, there are still certain shortcomings in the text, and we hope that our professionals and technicians will strengthen the research on the comparison of international e-commerce and traditional international trade practice.