By: Frank Lavin China-based e-commerce colossus Alibaba just held its first signature U.S. event, Gateway 17, at which I had the privilege of presenting and participating. They hosted a crowd of 3,000+ retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and others in, or aspiring to be in, that glorious China e-commerce ecosystem. Here’s my take.
The race is on to unite merchants and consumers around the world, allowing people in any country to transact with just one click. And while a range of firms such as Wal-Mart and eBay are in the game, as well as special-purpose groups such as the W3C consortium that focuses only on payments, the main […]
We know that China is the largest and fastest-growing consumer market in the world. What is less well understood are the forces that shape consumerism in the world’s most populous country. Is it merely self-indulgence and materialism? In what ways are consumers in China different from those in the West? Click here to learn more, in […]
The China online shopping season is about to kick off this week, so make sure you’re in the know for world’s biggest shopping day of the year. EN CEO Frank Lavin shares some thoughts in the run up to this enormous event.
Recent global GDP growth numbers are out, which means all eyes are on prospects for the future. While US growth fell to just 1.6%, China continues to hold strong at 6.6% overall. Perhaps more importantly, we anticipate enormous growth of 50%-60% still on the horizon for China e-commerce, which is detailed in CNBC’s interview with EN […]
The most important e-commerce meeting in the U.S. (world?) just concluded in Dallas, the National Retail Federation’s Digital Summit, which brought together some 20,000 leaders and practitioners for three days of presentations, case studies, discussions, workshops, and let’s face it, socializing. Now in its 15th year, the Digital Summit can boast some of the best […]