Amazon is growing on-demand services after reporting a 20% sales increase in 2015.
If there's something you've bought offline that you weren't able to buy online, we're probably thinking about that.”
Food and gift basket sales increased 4.7%, but total e-commerce, which includes online and telephone orders, increased less than 1%.
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China becomes a global online powerhouse
Online purchases by Chinese consumers in 2013 exceeded those of U.S. consumers. That makes China the world's biggest e-commerce market. The big story line: China's explosive e-commerce growth is spawning big Chinese companies that are not content to stay in China.
In this special report, Internet Retailer looks at three aspects of China ecommerce explosion. Part I examines the growth of the Chinese e-commerce market and its biggest players. Part II looks at how Western brands and retailers are entering China, the obstacles they're encountering and how they're responding. And Part III describes the steps Chinese e-commerce companies are taking to expand internationally.
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