Alibaba’s Tmall Global now features goods from 14,500 overseas brands, 80% of them selling in China for the first time.
More than half of web retailers plan to upgrade their e-commerce platform in the next two years. Mobile is a priority and many want vendors to host e-retail software.
The rapid growth and evolution of online retailing is forcing many retailers to replace the e-commerce platform that underlies their web store. In many cases they are re-platforming to accomplish specific goals, such as to better serve the growing number of mobile shoppers or so that they can show consumers all the inventory they have available and ship from any location, whether it's a bricks-and-mortar store, a distribution center or from a drop-ship supplier.
In this report, we will look at each of the four big questions e-retailers raised in their comments and follow-up interviews, and provide their views and those of other experts on the factors each web merchant should consider.
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