Archive for Category: Research & Viewpoints

Our First Report: Private Sector Priorities for Ecommerce Development

By Kati Suominen Ecommerce is opening entirely new opportunities for developing countries to promote entrepreneurship, job-creation, productivity growth, trade across borders. Ecommerce and online tools enable countries to grow both their intensive and extensive margins in trade – increase both the number of exporting firms, the range of...

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What do 3,500 businesses say? New Ecommerce Development Survey and Index by Nextrade for USAID

Ecommerce is reshaping the patterns, players, and possibilities of international trade. It is opening new trade opportunities for companies of all sizes and across sectors. However, numerous challenges need to be overcome for ecommerce to translate into trade and growth gains especially in developing countries, such as poor Internet...

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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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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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