Radio frequency identification and its application in e-commerce

Bahr, Witold and Price, Brian J (2016). Radio frequency identification and its application in e-commerce. IN: Encyclopedia of e-commerce development, implementation, and management. Lee, In (ed.) IGI Global.


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.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Engineering Systems & Management
Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Sustainable environment research group
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Logistics and Systems Institute
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Uncontrolled Keywords: RFID
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Published Date: 2016
Authors: Bahr, Witold ( 0000-0002-6778-4765)
Price, Brian J ( 0000-0003-4860-0198)



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