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Mr. Aronson co-founded MentorTech and has had a more than 30 year career working with technology companies.
Annual e-commerce spending in China will reach 2 trillion yuan (US$315 billion) by 2015, a 320% increase from 476 billion yuan (US$75 billion) in 2010, according to a projection released this week by The Boston Consulting Group. The research firm says China has 145 million online shoppers , second only to the 170 million online shoppers in the United States. By 2015, the report says, the value of e-commerce sales in China will surpass that in the United States. “Online spending in China is expected to surge over the next five years as personal incomes and comfort with online shopping increase,” says the consulting firm.
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Quidsi Inc., the owner of Diapers.com and Soap.com, opened a third site focused on upscale beauty products as it seeks to gain share in online commerce. BeautyBar.com will carry 3,000 items from brands including Bliss, Bond No. 9 and Dermalogica, the Jersey City, New Jersey- based company said in an e-mailed statement. Quidsi, which opened in 2005, is trying to make inroads against Amazon.com Inc. and Drugstore.com Inc. by offering faster shipping and customer service that includes a 365-day return policy.
Deloitte’s view is that the advertising revenues from social networks in 2011 are likely to be very significant in absolute terms: total industry revenues of$ 5 billion dollars and year-over-year growth of 40 percent Worldwide spending on social networks will reach almost $6 billion this year, amounting to $3.1 billion in the US and $2.9 billion in international markets . According to eMarketer forecasts that marketers will spend $4 billion worldwide on Facebook in 2011, with $2.2 billion of that in the US.
ERP, CRM and eCommerce Blog » World-Wide eCommerce Trends: Asia Pacific Ranks Fastest Growing RegionHome > CTO , eCommerce > World-Wide eCommerce Trends: Asia Pacific Ranks Fastest Growing Region While the ecommerce market in the U.S. is now considered to be a mature segment of the retail industry, In Asia Pacific the expansion of this space remains in its early stages. eCommerce in USA still continues to outpace traditional brick and mortar retail. However in Asia Pacific the growth in eCommerce is staggering. However, unlike traditional beliefs that Asian consumers are averse to shopping online a report released in 2010 on Global Trends in Online Shopping revealed that only 13% of Internet users in Asia Pacific had never shopped online which was lower than the global average where 16% of users had never shopped online.
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