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The future of cross-border eCommerce

With eCommerce sales increasing, consumers expect brands to maintain service levles with prompt deliveries and regular updates on their order status.

Indonesia’s great potential for B2C e-commerce

The potential for B2C e-commerce growth in Indonesia is among the highest in the world. With high double-digit annual growth rates, it is the second fastest growing B2C e-commerce market worldwide, according to a study by researcher yStats.com. Consumer optimism there also ranks among the highest in the world. The main challenge to the implementation of the expected growth is the lack of infrastructure for e-commerce in the country, especially with regard to logistics and payment, it repor…

China set to take B2C lead

China is now ranked as having the world’s greatest B2C e-commerce market potential. Researcher yStats.com said there will be more than 500 million online shoppers in China by 2017. It says the world’s most populous country is already the second largest B2C e-commerce market worldwide and the fastest growing. Its potential for further growth of online retail comes from the growing Internet and online shopper penetration, as well as increasing consumption per shopper. In 2013, B2C e-c…

JD.com marries online and offline retail

Chinese online retailer JD.com plans to integrate online and offline retail on a new e-commerce platform. The B2C retailer is teaming up with 11,000 physical convenience stores to leverage the shopping experience. Partner stores can set up online stores on the JD.com website and customers can collect the products they purchased online from physical stores. “The collaboration aims to combine JD’s online strength, such as its large pool of online customers, with convenience stores’ offline a…

China to drive APAC e-commerce

Consumers in Asia-Pacific will spend more on e-commerce purchases than those in North America this year. That makes the region the world’s largest regional e-commerce market, says researcher eMarketer. This year alone, B2C e-commerce sales are expected to reach $525.2 billion in the region, compared with $482.6 billion in North America. China will take in more than six of every 10 dollars spent on e-commerce in Asia-Pacific this year and nearly three-quarters of regional spending by 201…

China’s B2C e-commerce to overhaul C2C

China’s B2C market will grow faster than C2C, accounting for a higher share of the online shopping market, a new report says. With the improvements in income and living standards, Chinese online shoppers are focusing on the quality of goods more than before. Compared with C2C, B2C offers better credibility and quality assurance for online shoppers. In 2008-2012, China’s online shopping market rose from 128.2 billion yuan to 1.3 trillion yuan at the CAGR of 78.6 per cent. In H1 2013, the ma…

Tiger countries show divergent online trends

There are distinct differences in the development of Internet usage and online retail in Tiger countries including South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. In South Korea, smartphones for the first time are used more often than notebooks to shop online. Besides mobile commerce, social commerce is also a growing trend in South Korean online retail, says researcher Research and Markets. Meanwhile, more than half of all Internet users in Hong Kong conducted online purchases, with women …

China online shopping grows

Price wars among online retailers stimulate online shopping.

Jingdong boosts online presence

Chinese B2C marketplace expands vendor services to become total solution provider.

B2C e-commerce gaining ground in China

Social commerce is also becoming more significant among Chinese.

Retailers slow in offering e-commerce in APAC

Complexity and service provider fragmentation significant barriers to taking businesses online.

B2B fuels South Korea e-commerce

Research shows South Koreans spending more online.