India’s E-Commerce Rise: Performance of E-Contracts under Sale of Goods Act, 1930

  • Paras Gupta and Neha Sharma
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  • Paras Gupta

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India.

  • Neha Sharma

    Student at MDU-CPAS, Gurgaon, India.

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Electronic commerce has grown ingrained in our daily life in recent years, and numerous business transactions worth billions are conducted via this booming, new industry. This technological advancement has resulted in faster methods of conducting business transactions, which is distinct from paper transactions because the steps required to conclude and form an e-contract are distinct and may be deemed more technical than those required to conclude and form traditional contracts. In order to show the implications of the performance of E-Contracts under the said Act, it is necessary to understand the meaning of E-Contract. E-contract is one of the divisions of E-Commerce. It has a similar connotation to traditional business, in which goods and services are exchanged for a specified sum of money. The main difference is that the contract is executed using a digital communication channel, such as the internet. It enables sellers to connect directly with the final consumer, bypassing the middlemen and expediting the whole transaction process. As a result of which, this research paper attempts to highlight some of the sections of Chapter IV of the Sale Of Goods Act, 1930, which deals with the performance of a contract with special reference to E-Commerce in India and would also attempt to highlight the issues that are faced in the performance of E-Contract under the said act.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 1421 - 1428


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