Wednesday, March 28, 2012

2000: B2B Business Exchanges

B2B Business Exchanges started operating, to offer services for corporate buyers and sellers.  These include Bayantrade, formed by a consortium of large companies; SourcePilipinas, from the Yapster group; B2B Price Now; and PhilBX (Philippine Internet Business Exchange) from the SSI group.  These systems allow companies to achieve savings and increase efficiency by bidding and procuring online.  Since the companies involved have existing relationships, this avoids the B2C (Business to Consumer) problem of Philippine e-commerce where payment systems are not well developed.

Bayantrade in 2000