Radio frequency identification and its application in e-commerce

Witold Bahr, Brian Price

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This chapter presents Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), which is one of the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technologies (Wamba and Boeck, 2008) and discusses the application of RFID in E-Commerce. Firstly RFID is defined and the tag and reader components of the RFID system are explained. Then historical context of RFID is briefly discussed. Next, RFID is contrasted with other AIDC technologies, especially the use of barcodes which are commonly applied in E-Commerce. Lastly, RFID applications in E-Commerce are discussed with the focus on achievable benefits and obstacles to successful applications of RFID in E-Commerce, and ways to alleviate them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of e-commerce development, implementation, and management
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781466697881
ISBN (Print)9781466697874
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


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