Radio frequency identification and its application in e-commerce

Abstract

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.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-9787-4.ch130
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Sustainable environment research group
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Logistics and Systems Institute
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Uncontrolled Keywords: RFID
ISBN: 1-4666-9788-1, 978-1-4666-9787-4, 978-1-4666-9788-1
Full Text Link: http://www.igi- ... commerce/149083
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PURE Output Type: Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
Published Date: 2016
Authors: Bahr, Witold (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-6778-4765)
Price, Brian J (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4860-0198)

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