DEC 08 2017

China’s Cross-Border E-Commerce Sector Enjoying Government Support – But for How Long?

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It is a well-known fact that China, today, is the largest and fastest growing e-commerce market globally. Accounting for close to half of the global e-commerce sales, China’s e-commerce industry is witnessing a double-digit growth, rising by about 26% in 2016. Leading the growth in China’s e-commerce sector is cross-border e-commerce (CBEC), which is currently…

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MAY 05 2016

Online Grocery Retailing In India: Will Clicks Replace Bricks?

Consumer Goods & Retail, Emerging Markets

India is the sixth largest grocery market worldwide buzzing with plethora of opportunities for the development of online grocery retailing. Gone are the days when Indian consumers were reluctant to shop online – studies have revealed that Indian consumers are overcoming biases against purchasing products without the touch and feel factor and are widely accepting…

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OCT 14 2015

Brazil’s Personal Care and Cosmetics Market: Transitioning from Physical to Digital?

Consumer Goods & Retail, Emerging Markets

Brazil’s personal care and cosmetics market is skyrocketing with growing sales driven by a fashion-conscious and beauty-obsessed population. Brazil, the cosmetics industry veteran, is the third largest consumer of beauty products worldwide and relies heavily on traditional channels for distribution. Online retailing has made inroads into the personal care market in Brazil and is on…

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OCT 28 2013

E-commerce in China – Intensive Competition In Spite of Low Penetration

Consumer Goods & Retail, Emerging Markets

In the concluding article of our E-commerce Challenges in the BRIC series, we highlight the challenges faced by online retail companies in China. While China is one of the rapidly growing online retail markets, we discuss how aspects such as growing local competition, infrastructure deficiencies, issues with online security for buyers, and heavy dominance of…

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SEP 24 2013

E-commerce in India – Unfavourable Business Environment

Consumer Goods & Retail, Emerging Markets

In Part III of our E-commerce Challenges in the BRIC series, we highlight the challenges faced by online retail companies in India. Unfavorable business environment, profitability issues, consumer’s set notions on shopping are some of the key aspects that we discuss, in order to better understand where India stands in the e-commerce space. Despite India…

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