There are different types of business-to-business (B2B) electronic market places where companies make their purchase ([[e-Business Market Segmentation Matrix]]:
* Industrial markets
* Reseller markets
* Government markets
The chapter starts describing [[Advantages and disadvantages of online purchasing]]. The [[B2B e-commerce matrix]] classifies different types of B2B marketplaces. B2B e-markets can be classified by their degree of openness:
* ''Public markets''
** Public markets are generally owned and operated by a 3rd party operator. They are open to any company that wants to purchase or sell. Examples are http://fastparts.com http://mediabuy.com and http://mundus.com
* ''Consortia''
** Consortia are typically jointly owned and operated buy companies that participate in the online B2B exchanges. Access is much more limited than in public e-markets. Examples are http://transora.com and http://covisint.com
* ''Private exchanges''
** Private exchanges are the most restrictive e-market places in providing access to external companies. They are typically operated by a single company that wants to optimize sourcing activities by tying its suppliers closely into its business processes. The most successful example is dell with its suppliers.

There are different ways of [[Integrating e-procurement systems]].

Part of: [[Strategies for E-Business]]
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