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E-Commerce Global Market Report 2022

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Major players in the e-commerce market are Amazon. com Inc, JD. com Inc, Suning Commerce Group Co. Ltd, Apple Inc, Walmart Inc, Dell Technologies Inc, Vipshop Holdings Ltd, Gome Electrical Appliances Holding Ltd, Macy’s Inc, and Otto Group.

New York, June 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- announces the release of the report "E-Commerce Global Market Report 2022" -

The global e-commerce market is expected to grow from $2,647.8 billion in 2021 to $3,092.43 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.8%. The market is expected to grow to $5,440.18 billion in 2026 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.2%.

The e-commerce market consists of sales of merchandise such as apparel, electronics, furniture, books, cosmetics, and other products through online channels.This industry includes e-commerce and m-commerce companies that offer home delivery services.

The sales transaction between the retailers and their customers through the use of information technology including telephone and internet and delivery of merchandise is typically done through mail or couriers. The e-commerce industry also includes direct mailers who are selling their merchandise and retailing through online websites.

The main model types of e-commerce are business to business (B2B), and business to consumer (B2C).Business-to-business (B2B) refers to a form of transaction between businesses, like one involving a manufacturer and wholesaler, or a wholesaler and a retailer.

The various payment modes involved are card payments, bank transfers, digital wallets, cash payments, and other payment modes. The applications included are home appliances, clothing and footwear, books, cosmetics, baby goods, groceries, and other applications.

North America was the largest region in the e-commerce market in 2021.Asia Pacific was the second largest region in the e-commerce market.

The regions covered in this report are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East, and Africa.

Rising internet penetration and the growing use of smartphones are predicted to contribute to the growth of the e-commerce market.The growing usage of the internet and smartphones is shifting consumer preferences towards online shopping.

According to We Are Social’s special report on Digital 2020 published in January 2020, the total internet users across the globe in 2020 increased to 4.54 billion with a growth of 298 million or 7% in comparison with January 2019. Moreover, the number of mobile users was 5.19 billion in 2020, increased by 124 million or 2.4% in 2019. Therefore, increasing internet penetration coupled with the growing number of people using smartphones is projected to boost the demand for the e-commerce market over the forecast period.

Stringent regulations and vertical restraints imposed on the e-commerce sector are expected to limit the growth of the e-commerce industry in the near future.The vertical restraints such as across platforms parity agreements (APPA), geo-blocking, most favored nation (MFN), geo-filtering, and advertising restrictions are to act as a major challenge for e-commerce players.

For instance, according to the SSC Online Blog on the vertical restraints in the Indian E-commerce Sector published in August 2019, stated that the CCI has the power to examine any contract relating to the e-commerce sector that leads to “Appreciable Adverse Effect on Competition” (AAEC) provided under Section 3 in India. Therefore, the stringent regulation imposed on functioning and advertising makes it difficult for e-commerce players to manage their operations, thus, adversely impacting the growth of the e-commerce industry over the forthcoming years.

Increasing government and companies’ initiatives to promote e-commerce sales is a leading trend in the e-commerce market.According to Entracker’s s news published in August 2019, the Union Ministry of India announced the government plan to launch an e-commerce portal named Bharat Craft in India on lines of Alibaba, an e-commerce platform in China.

This app is expected to provide a platform for MSMEs to market and sell their product, which is projected to boost the sector growth in the country.

In December 2019, Safilo Group S.p.A., an Italian company engaging in designing, producing, and distributing frames, sports eyewear, sunglasses, ski goggles and helmets, and related products, announced the acquisition of a 70% stake in Blenders Eyewear LLC, a digitally native retailer for an undisclosed amount. This acquisition is aimed towards accelerating e-commerce and omnichannel strategy and expanding the global presence of Safilo Group S.p.A. Blenders Eyewear LLC is a California-based company engaged in providing a high-quality lifestyle and active eyewear through e-commerce platforms at affordable prices with engaging brand content.

The countries covered in the e-commerce market are Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK, and USA.

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