Nowadays, IT has a major influence on commercial activities, accelerating the adoption of e-commerce and e-marketplace participation in many industries. E-commerce is becoming popular and its benefits encourage its adoption. This article aims to outline the important role of the E-commerce for the future of modern economies. In the first part of the article we made a literature review about the main benefits of E-commerce but we mentioned also the main barriers of adopting E-commerce. Next, we presented the evolution of E-commerce in the modern economies of European countries versus the situation in Romania. Based on a questionnaire applied in Maramures county, we want to outline the frequency of online buying, the most attractive areas. The paper ends with conclusions and recommendations.
Teacher: Pop Sitar Corina