IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

The particularities of logistics related to e-commerce


  • Irina (Albastroiu) Maruntelu

    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)


The gains related the productiveness and efficiency generated by the e-commerce on the economy ensemble are so promising so that practically any attempt to ignore this new channel of business life development would be against productiveness. The companies must accelerate the incorporation of the new informational technologies in business strategies, and in their logistics activities, because, at present, this seems to be the most efficient solution for the rendering more valuable the advantages of the present globalization wave. The structural and functional organization of logistics related to electronic commerce has to comply with the requirements imposed by the particularities of this modern form of commerce and adapt to a specific model of electronic commerce and to the characteristics of products and services transacted through Internet This article presents the function and specific characteristics of the logistics system related to electronic commerce. Thus this article aims to present the essential differences between the logistics activities required by the electronic commerce and traditional form of commerce based on the characteristics and trends of e-commerce and the impact of innovations supported by the electronic commerce upon transactional processes. The article emphasizes the difference between specific models of electronic commerce in terms of the ratio product value/transportation expenses and the complexity of inventory.

Suggested Citation

  • Irina (Albastroiu) Maruntelu, 2008. "The particularities of logistics related to e-commerce," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 10(24), pages 177-191, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:10:y:2008:i:24:p:177-191

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    electronic commerce; logistics system; delivery; transport; inventory;

    JEL classification:

    • L81 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Retail and Wholesale Trade; e-Commerce
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:10:y:2008:i:24:p:177-191. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Valentin Dumitru). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.