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Multi-agent system has been recognized as the most promising technology for e-commerce due to its ability to deal with complexity through partitioning and cooperation. Software agents acting on behalf of human traders help automate several business processes that are time-consuming and difficult in e-commerce. They move from marketplace to marketplace on the Internet and display on-demand behaviour based on market dynamics. In this paper, we present a multi-agent system architecture for mobile traders and claim that it improves their mobility, intelligence and capability in agent-based e-commerce.