Electronic commerce in the world is becoming an increasingly popular form of trade. Most shoppers start looking for products, descriptions and quality features online before buying a product. In order to provide customers with more convenience, more and more companies and existing stores are setting up their own online stores where a person can buy at a convenient time, even at night when regular stores are no longer working. Online stores allow you to save time spent by a person searching for a particular product and driving through shops. The article analyzes the concept of e-commerce, the advantages and disadvantages of electronic commerce, and the situation of electronic commerce in Lithuania.