B2B ecommerce is generally behind b2c ecommerce. because the competition is less intense. Though there are sectors such as selling to small businesses where it is much more like B2C and the offerings are significantly better standard. Sectors which have low margins and high volumes are normally much more advanced since ecommerce is critical to profitability. Those sectors with high margins and lower volumes are generally less advanced and there is still the opportunity to gain a first move advantage.
In the B2B sector there has been an intensified competition and a shifting of ground as companies have developed improved ecommerce system. However in most cases there is significant room for further improvement, and a lot of opportunities as buyers gradually roll out eprocurement systems and require improved punchout and catalogue management facilities. We have seen a number of customers make significant gains by employing B2C ecommerce techniques in a B2B environment.