Archive for Tag: ecommerce

CHINA & TURKEY: BUILDING CROSS-BORDER ECOMMERCE MARKETS THROUGH BILATERAL INITIATIVES

COUNTRY: China, Turkey Expanding cross-border e-trade doesn’t always require multilateralism. There are also bilateral initiatives to build ecommerce markets where they have yet to be opened. One example is the China-Turkey cross-border ecommerce pilot lunched by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Communications of Turkey and National Development and...

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BURUNDI SHOP: USING ECOMMERCE PLATFORMS TO CUT SUPPLY CHAIN COSTS & STIMULATE MANUFACTURING

COUNTRY: Burundi In Burundi, a 2010 survey “Use of the Internet in Burundi” conducted by Burundi Internet General Applications Network (BIGAN) showed that more than 70 percent of respondents in rural communities felt that ecommerce can significantly address some of their business challenges, such as inadequate supply of...

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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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THE STORY OF BATIK BOUTIQUE

LOCATION: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia EXPORTS: Worldwide EMPLOYEES: 7 full-time, 40 part-time INTERNET PRESENCE: thebatikboutique.com What began in 2009 as a small venture of creating unique gifts from batik fabric to sell at local Bazaars, family and friends, quickly moved to a recognized brand – The Batik Boutique –...

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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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eBay’s Small Online Business Growth Report: Towards an Inclusive Global Economy

Read eBay’s Small Online Business Growth Report to learn how globalization and technology affect small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), how exporting helps SMEs succeed, and more: Annual Growth: Find out about the average annual growth of commercial sellers in 18 different countries Economic Insight: Compare the performance of eBay SMEs in...

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