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What Does Business-to-Business Mean?

Business-to-business (B2B) is an Internet business model that involves businesses that perform services or provide products for other businesses. Business information may also be shared. B2B is a form of e-commerce and it can involve businesses that manufacture a product, service or merchandise component that that is sold to another business, which then advertises or markets the product on its website for sale to consumers.

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B2B is sometimes referred to as business or industrial marketing.

Techopedia Explains Business-to-Business

B2B may include outsourcing, which occurs when a business hires a contractor with knowledge and experience in that business’s industry. The term B2B, however, is better known within the commercial trading realm, where wholesalers sell products to retailers, or a commercial original equipment manufacturer sells its products to wholesalers. Contained within a common supply chain execution are various business transactions. For instance, a home manufacturer will make purchases from lumber yards, window manufacturers, concrete businesses, etc. Each one of these transactions is considered to be a form of B2B.

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Margaret jest nagradzaną technical writerką, nauczycielką i wykładowczynią. Jest znana z tego, że potrafi w prostych słowach pzybliżyć złożone pojęcia techniczne słuchaczom ze świata biznesu. Od dwudziestu lat jej definicje pojęć z dziedziny IT są publikowane przez Que w encyklopedii terminów technologicznych, a także cytowane w artykułach ukazujących się w New York Times, w magazynie Time, USA Today, ZDNet, a także w magazynach PC i Discovery. Margaret dołączyła do zespołu Techopedii w roku 2011. Margaret lubi pomagać znaleźć wspólny język specjalistom ze świata biznesu i IT. W swojej pracy, jak sama mówi, buduje mosty między tymi dwiema domenami, w ten…