Press Release: Global Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce 2015
“Global Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce 2015”, a new report by Hamburg-based secondary market research company yStats.com, unveils the great potential of cross-border online retail worldwide. According to the report, the value of purchases made directly by online shoppers across the national borders is predicted to see double-digit growth rates over the course of the next five years. Read more here: https://www.ystats.com/global-cross-border-b2c-e-commerce-growing-at-double-digit-rates/ Find the report here: https://www.ystats.com/product/global-cross-border-b2c-e-commerce-2015/
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Hamburg, August 14th
Global Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce Growing at Double-Digit Rates
“Global Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce 2015”, a new report by Hamburg-based secondary market research company
yStats.com, unveils the great potential of cross-border online retail worldwide. According to the report, the value of purchases
made directly by online shoppers across the national borders is predicted to see double-digit growth rates over the course of
the next five years.
Cross-border B2C E-Commerce is expanding worldwide. It is projected to see accelerating growth rates until 2017 and
then decline slightly, while still maintaining double-digit growth figures. Global online shoppers are motivated to buy directly from
foreign online merchants due to better product availability and prices, while among the major hindrances to cross-border purchases
are customs charges, higher shipping costs and longer delivery times. Clothing and footwear succeeded as the product category most
purchased by cross-border online shoppers across all global regions last year.
Asia-Pacific is predicted to become the largest region in global cross-border online retail, reaching a share of
approximately 40% of all cross-border sales in the next years. China is an important country for both cross-border online imports and
exports. Close to a third of active online shoppers in China have made purchases across borders, and China-based E-Commerce
marketplace AliExpress of Alibaba Group is a popular destination for online shoppers in countries such as Brazil, Russia and others.
Alibaba’s competitor JD.com also strives to participate in the cross-border boom, having opened a global marketplace for overseas
merchants to sell to China and having launched a website targeting Russian online shoppers.
Cross-border online shoppers in Canada and Latin America last year primarily targeted US online retailers. The most
popular way of engaging in cross-border trade for the companies from the USA was through marketplaces such as Amazon. Amazon
reported that, in 2014, cross-border sales volume of sellers on its marketplace nearly doubled. Online merchants from the UK are
popular targets for cross-border online shoppers worldwide as well, with cross-border shipping accounting for nearly a quarter of
online orders dispatched from the UK at the end of 2014. Generally, cross-border online shopping was more intense between the EU
member states than between the EU countries and non-EU countries, but EU authorities are undertaking efforts to further spur cross-
border online shopping, seeing the benefits both for consumers and the businesses.
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