Technical specifications were adopted for e-commerce, with ebXML abbreviation for Electronic Business using eXtensible Markup Language. These specifications are based on the XML markup language. This standard is published by OASIS.
ebXML has become an international technical specification (ISO/TS 15000) in 2004. UN support ebXML with the organization UN/CEFACT, which imposed this specification to the European Union.
The delegation consists of a full support for the development and management of e-commerce, of a mark, or a sign, in the form of a multi-year partnership with the constant concern to respect the image and the universe of the brand.
Within this, a partner operator offers global expertise in every area of e-commerce that each brand could not afford individually (creating e-shop, e-merchandising, e-marketing, logistics, customer service, payment, back office management, etc.)
Measuring the volume of e-commerce
In the United States, it is estimated that e-commerce represented 6% of retail in 2008 (source: NBER).
In France, electronic commerce transactions amounting to approximately € 20 billion and € 25 billion if the banking and trading securities online are included(source: ACSEL). E-commerce represents less than 5% of total retail in France. This percentage is fairly similar to those of European countries.