Abstract: Rapid advancements in technologies affect all aspects of human activity. Their impact is especially strong on commerce. The popularity of electronic commerce among customers has been growing since mobile devices and the Internet have made the shopping experience easier and faster. On the other hand, e-commerce provides a larger customer base to retailers, since clients are no longer restricted to the location of a physical shop. It also offers better advertising and marketing opportunities. Another advantage is the lack of conventional working hours.
The paper aims at systematizing the major opportunities and regulatory requirements related to starting an online shop. It also answers some of the questions most frequently asked by economic agents and presents the main requirements that they need to meet before starting an online shop. Special attention is paid to some specific moments in terms of documenting, accounting and taxing the activity of an online shop.
Abstract: The paper analyses changes in the factors of the macro- and micro- marketing environment that have given a new image to contemporary sales over the last two decades. It also reviews key concepts and approaches to modern sales management and contributes to the theory of sales management by designing a conceptual goal-oriented model. The model presents three levels of relations that exist between three modules of metrics – those of sales, marketing and business organisations, and function as a system. The flexibility of the model renders it universally applicable to business organisations in different sectors of the economy.
Abstract: The article deals with the features of the e-commerce development in the modern world economy. The article analyzes the interpretation of the term "e-commerce" by various domestic and foreign scientists. The study specified three levels of e-commerce. The article also identifies five major e-commerce features - advertising, product demonstration, transactions, after-sales service, long-term customer relationships. The article demonstrates the main effects of e-commerce on the economy, such as: growing competition, globalization of business spheres, personalization of interaction, reduction of distribution channels, cost savings. The analysis of B2C e-commerce sales volume in the regions of the world during 2012–2017 identified a significant level of the direction development in the Asia-Pacific region.