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Internet Retailer Proudly Introduces the 2013 Asia 500 Guide
Ranking the Leaders of Online Retailing in one of the World's Largest and Fastest-Growing E-Commerce Markets
In just a few short years, Asia will likely supersede the U.S. as the world's biggest online retailing market. In China alone, online retail sales are projected to reach an estimated $408.8 billion by 2016, according to Barclay's Bank and other international e-commerce research firms. There are a myriad of dynamic forces afoot that propel e-retailing toward such explosive growth in this key region. In just a few short years, the number of web shoppers in China and India could total in the hundreds of millions and mobile commerce could soon account for at least 25% of all sales in mature direct-to-consumer e-commerce markets such as Japan and South Korea.
But little information has been available concerning the top web merchants in such key markets as Australia, China, India, Japan and others, let alone an objective assessment of their progress.
Count on Internet Retailer to deliver those kinds of analytics with the debut of this industry-first publication: the brand-new 2013 Asia 500.
At 320 pages, this comprehensive e-commerce research publication profiles the 500 largest retail web sites ranked by annual sales in Asia, Australia and elsewhere across the Pacific Rim. The rankings include financial, operating and full corporate contact information, including the name and title of the executive in charge of web retailing. Sure to become an indispensable industry reference, this guide profiles regional retailing leaders such as China's 360.com and Yihaodian (now 51% owned by Wal-Mart Inc.); Japan's Rakuten.com, Australia's Coles.com.au and Flipkart.com, India's answer to Amazon.
Previously unavailable, the guide's wealth of data includes the following:
- A comprehensive ranking, based on 2012 web sales, of the 500 largest online retailers in Asia—notably China and Japan—and Australia
- Thorough analysis of each retailer's key financial, operations, customer service, payments and performance metrics
- Valuable contact information of nearly 800 e-commerce executives, with names, phone numbers and addresses for each Asia 500 organization
- Detailed cover story analyzing what's driving growth in Asian web retailing—and who's winning and losing the race—including the opportunity U.S. web merchants see in China and other Asian markets
- Comprehensive feature analyzing data and trends in China—a $179 billion online retail market and one day soon the world's biggest
- Detailed map of Asian e-commerce featuring key sales, Internet and demographic data points on the region's nine biggest markets: Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam
- Detailed feature on why online marketplaces such as Alibaba, Rakuten, eBay and TradeMe dominate the ranks of web retailers in Asia
- How the top 100 retailers stack up when it comes to sales, traffic, ticket and conversion
- Comprehensive charts and tables that rank top 25 merchants by category, retail web sites with the biggest growth in dollars, top 10 merchants by country, the fastest growing e-retailers, Asia 500 ranked by principal market and types of payments accepted