Business-to-Business


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Business-to-Business

A transaction conducted between a business and another business. For example, a publisher may sell books to a retailer, ship it to him/her, and receive payment without the books ever going to their end users (i.e. readers). The term is often associated with e-commerce, that is, with business-to-business transactions over the Internet.
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Establishing a logistics business could enable Amazon to scale up its business-to-business platform even more by offering faster shipping or better pricing through Business Prime.
Price typically isn't the number-one issue for business-to-business customers like it is in retail, says Bailey; it's ease of distribution.
Bron Eames, managing director of Haslimann Taylor, based in Sutton Coldfield, said: 'Business-to-business campaigns are not just about product news and juggling colour separation fees.
The Business-to-Business unit manufactures and markets facial and bathroom tissue, paper towels, wipers and napkins for the away-from-home market.
DeBartolo, 42, previously was vice president and group publisher of Fairchild's Business-to-Business division, which publishes six trade magazines and their ancillary line extensions.
The lure of the Internet, however, has unleashed renewed interest in automating business-to-business processes.
According to The Internet Economy and Global Warming, by 2007 the combined effects of business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce in the United States could obviate the need for 1.5 billion square feet of retail space, 1 billion square feet of warehouse space, and as much as 2 billion square feet of commercial office space--the equivalent of almost 450 Sears Towers.
In addition to utilizing the latest technology, HealthMEDX, Inc., also offers the first "Workflow" solution to address care process management and business-to-business requirements in the extended-care market.
Given Toshiba's known strengths in the Japanese market in the areas of systems development and solutions crafting, we believe that this arrangement expands the possibilities for implementations of IONA's technology offerings ranging from embedded systems to business-to-business integration," said Shinya Saito, Managing Director of IONA Technologies Japan Ltd.
While the marketplace and the media bash the business-to-business concept along with everything else Internet, this month's cover article tells another story.
The company will now operate as a division of CMR's business-to-business operations.
Through this relationship, ZAMBA will develop solutions that enable greater access to applications and integrating mobile and wireless channels with overall CRM solutions, producing faster and more accurate delivery of service from field workers to customers, The relationship also will explore solutions for innovative opportunities that expand direct customer interaction channels for business-to-business and business-to-consumer commerce.

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