Archive for Author: B4ETD_editor

THE STORY OF POLSIE

LOCATION: Monterrey, Mexico EXPORT: multi-national EMPLOYEES: 8 INTERNET PRESENCE: Polsie.com Realizing that many talented designers didn’t have the background or resources to sell their products outside their local areas, Polsie launched in 2014 to help small merchants in local areas open shops online. After graduating the South by...

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IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT

What the Express Delivery Industry can contribute The four members of the Global Express Association (DHL Express, FedEx Express, TNT and UPS) support an ambitious implementation of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, as they are convinced it can bring significant economic and development benefits that will be widely...

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PLATFORM-ENABLED SMALL BUSINESSES AND INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

Independent internationalization through ecommerce is an increasingly important alternative for Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) within the global trade. This eBay Public Policy Lab paper looks at online commerce platforms as a powerful economic and business growth tool for MSMEs to succeed in global trade. Unlike accessing...

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EMPOWERING PEOPLE AND CREATING OPPORTUNITY IN THE DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

This report focuses on SMEs and entrepreneurs using the eBay platform in the European Union and its 28 Member States.  Using trade and economic data, the report describes how the online platform model for commerce is allowing European SMEs and entrepreneurs to extend their geographic reach and actively...

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RESEARCH REPORT ON CHINA’S TAOBAO VILLAGES (2015)

The 2015 Research Report on China’s Taobao Villages from Alibaba’s Ali Research examines the success of Taobao villages throughout the country and classifies the growth as a new era with larger scale, wider territory and more far-reaching influence and benefiting from three key favorable conditions – platform encouragement,...

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FUTURE OF GLOBAL TRADE: CONNECTING THE WORLD THROUGH ECOMMERCE

Cross-border e-commerce has established a free and open, universal and inclusive global trade platform, on which millions upon millions consumers can buy worldwide while small and medium-sized enterprises can sell worldwide, truly realizing global connection and linkage. Through cross-border e-commerce big data from Alibaba’s platforms, the 2016 China...

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FILLING THE GAP: HOW TECHNOLOGY ENABLES ACCESS TO FINANCE FOR SMEs

This report examines how online business lending may significantly improve the access of small- and medium-sized enterprises to financing – the number one barrier to growth for SMEs around the globe. By leveraging new business methods and targeted data analysis of past transactions, social interaction data, and back-end...

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