The most common implementation of e-Business is as an additional, or in some cases primary web based storefront. This function of e-business is referred to as e-Commerce, and the terms are occasionally used interchangeably.
By selling products and services online, businesses are able to reach potential customers worldwide, thus enjoying a much wider consumer base than any traditional brick-and-mortar store could ever hope for. This also means that proprietors of e-businesses can be successful while locating anywhere they choose to live as long as they have broadband access.
An e-Business may also use the Internet to acquire wholesale products or supplies for in-house production, which can cut their costs dramatically. Even businesses without an electronic storefront now use the Internet as a way to better track and manage their purchasing and supply chain.
Mobile Apps are accelerating business growth. As the public embraces the use of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets that have the ability to connect to high speed cellular connections and Wi-Fi, shopping applications are rapidly becoming the preferred way for consumers to locate products they are interested in an to buy them directly from those devices. Virtually all business applications that were previously restricted to use on desktop computers can now be installed and used effectively on the newest mobile devices. These seismic shifts in who can directly access the engines of the global economy are radically changing business practices of every type and are accelerating global economic growth. In developing economies much of the traditional business infrastructure found in the developed world is not being recreated but rather cell phone economies have sprung up in which cell phones are exclusively used for buying and selling, fund transfers, and banking, etc.