JD.com and Alibaba create indexes to identify Chinese shoppers’ spending trends, which help retailers gain insight.
Insights on the 300 Companies Dominating the $780 Billion U.S. B2B E-Commerce Market
Until now, virtually all reports and research on e-commerce has been focused on e-retailing that revolutionized retailing. But for nearly as long, U.S. manufacturers and others have quietly built a B2B e-commerce market that towers above e-retailing.
From small start-ups to established B2B e-marketplaces like Amazon Business, it’s clear that B2B companies are leveraging e-commerce in order to better reach, sell to and take care of customers. As an industry first, Internet Retailer and B2B e-Commerce World unveil data on 300 manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers that are projected to grow web sales to $547.1 billion from $482.79 billion in 2014—figures that far eclipses the U.S. B2C e-commerce market.
The newly released B2B e-Commerce 300 Guide provides comprehensive data and analysis—available nowhere else—on the key players driving the growth of B2B transactions on the web. For the first-time ever, this research guide identifies, ranks, profiles and provides key sales and operating details on 300 companies that control 70% of the U.S. B2B e-commerce market, which Forrester Research Inc. projects will hit $780 billion this year.