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An electronic transaction is the sale or purchase of goods or services, whether between businesses, households, individuals, governments, and other public or private organisations, conducted over computer-mediated networks. The goods and services are ordered over those networks, 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:
Internet transaction

Statistical Theme: Science and technology statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, November 6, 2001