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IJEEEE 2018 Vol.8(3): 130-138 ISSN: 2010-3654
doi: 10.17706/ijeeee.2018.8.3.130-138

An Empirical Study of the Social e-Commerce on Facebook Group Buying Services Model in Taiwan

Shih-Wei Hsu, Chien-Chih Wang, Hsin-Ling Hsieh, Fang Qing
Abstract—Most social media e-commerce platforms lack systematic logistics, financial flows, and information flows in Taiwan. This study explored the economy of closed social media fan groups, which represent a type of customer-to-customer (C2C) model. By the analysis of the current situation, we propose a three-step process that sets up the integration models for 1) the channel and stock, 2) supplier orders, and 3) consumers. The compare As-Is and To-Be logistics on the one hand and cash flows and information flows on the other, and offer corresponding plans and suggestions. The study also develops a preliminary version of the web and app for members of the community to buy the platform for testing and result validation.

Index Terms—Cash flow, logistics, social ecommerce, taxation, test platform.

Shih-Wei Hsu and Fang Qing are with School of Information Management, Wuhan University, China (email: ieccwang@mail.mcut.edu.tw).
Chien-Chih Wang, Hsin-Ling Hsieh are with Industrial Engineering and Management Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan.

Cite: Shih-Wei Hsu, Chien-Chih Wang, Hsin-Ling Hsieh, Fang Qing, "An Empirical Study of the Social e-Commerce on Facebook Group Buying Services Model in Taiwan," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 130-138, 2018.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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