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    Trade vs. Commerce?

    Trade vs. Commerce?

    Is there any differece?
    Why do we say e-commerce but not e-trade?

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    Re: Trade vs. Commerce?

    Trade tends to be the sale and shipment of goods, while commerce could have a wider scope and include things like e-services as well. With many of the things bought and sold over the net, they are electronic, so maybe they seem more intangible.

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    Re: Trade vs. Commerce?

    I was going to say that trade has something to do with barter system compared to commerce, but your explanation is more sensible.

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    Re: Trade vs. Commerce?

    Trade doesn't imply bartering to me, though haggling over prices is a part of it. Bartering conjures up markets to me.

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