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An internet transaction is the sale or purchase of goods or services, whether between businesses, households, individuals, governments and other public or private organisations, conducted over the internet. The goods and services are ordered over the internet, but the payment and the ultimate delivery of the good or service may be conducted on or off-line.

Source Publication:
OECD Expert Group on Defining and Measuring E-commerce, April 2000.

Cross References:
Electronic transaction

Statistical Theme: Science and technology statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, November 13, 2001