E - Commerce Business Plan Outline
Introduction: This Internet business plan gives details of the proposed venture, along with
expected needs and results taking into account the unique nature of electronic commerce. The
business plan outlines how the company can take advantage of e-commerce to allow it to gain
greater efficiencies of scale in management, marketing, and other business processes. Electronic
Commerce in its broadest form incorporates the integration of public and private sector computer
systems through the use of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT),
Electronic Mail (E-Mail) and the Internet. The implementation of e-commerce creates an
environment where a supplier can provide more value added services and all parties concerned
can give a higher level of customer service.
Plan Purpose: a business plan is a proposal for a new venture. The process forces the
person preparing the proposal to do thorough and effective analysis. The analysis considers
various aspects, which are very important to the success of the new e-commerce venture.
Questions to be included in this analysis are:
What is the product?
How will be developed and marketed?
How much will it cost to be successful?
What are the risks?
How much money the owner will make?
How much money investors will make?
The plan also provides guidance for staff and gives a blueprint for implementation. The trick is to
blueprint what you want while still remaining flexible and creative.
Internet business issues: The plan has to consider the new opportunities provided by
Internet as well as various risks inherent in the nature of working with the Internet. Experts
commonly agree that the Internet wi