E-commerce in China to cross US$ 5.64T by 2020

reogma|E-commerce in China to cross US$ 5.64T by 2020

More than 40% of the world's e-commerce transactions take place in China. The GMV value reached USD 3.56 trillion in 2017. By 2020, China is projected to capture more than 60% of the global e-commerce sales, which will represent China's share more than the rest of the world combined.

  • Definition / Scope
  • Market Overview
  • Top Market Opportunities
  • Market Drivers
  • Market Restraints
  • Technology Trends
  • Pricing Trends
  • Regulatory Trends
  • Other Ket Market Trends
  • Market Size and Forecast
  • Market Outlook
  • Distribution Chain Analysis
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Competitive Factors
  • Key Market Players
  • Strategic Conclusion
  • References
  • Appendix

Definition / Scope

E-Commerce deals with the buying and selling of goods and services, facilitated by funds or data transmission over an electronic platform also referred to as market space. Such types of transactions are categorized into B2B, B2C, C2C, or C2B.

B2B e-commerce:

Business to Business (B2B) e-commerce encompasses the online sale of products and services that occurs between companies. In B2B market-space, price varies based on quantity demanded and shipping is complex. Alibaba is the rising example of such type of e-commerce inChina.

B2C e-commerce:

It refers to the sale of products or services between a company often representing a seller and an individual often representing a buyer through an online sales portal where price is foxed and shipping is simpler than another type of e-commerce. Tmall.com is the dominant players in China's B2C e-commerce market.

C2C e-commerce:

It is another type of e-commerce model that facilitates buying and selling of products and services between individuals. Taobao marketspace is the Chinese biggest C2C platform.

Sub-categories of e-commerce:

  • Internet retailing: It is a subset of B2C e-commerce; internet retailing does not include activities such as auctions or travel reservations
  • Mobile commerce: E-commerce activities conducted through wireless handheld devices such as smartphones and personal digital assistants

Research shows that while e-commerce penetration in the major cities of China is saturated, rural China is still a huge potential market growing at a CAGR of 10%.

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