Archive for Category: Insights

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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Accelerating SME Trade in Asia-Pacific: De Minimis Plurilateral

Founder and CEO of Nextrade Group and Business 4 eTrade Development Co-Founder Dr. Suominen calls in this presentation for raising the threshold for de minimis, or the maximum value of an import that is exempt from customs duties and complicated rules of origin, as a means to accelerate SME trade in...

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MODERN SPICE ROUTES: THE CULTURAL IMPACT AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY OF CROSS-BORDER SHOPPING

According to the Modern Spice Routes report authors, there are five distinct types of the more than 100 million cross-border online shoppers: the Fearless Adventurer, the Efficient Explorer, the Value Voyager, the Safety Seeker and the Deal Hunter. Their combined spending power will reach over $300 billion by 2018....

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