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Global Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce 2014

  • April 2013
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  • yStats - Global E-Commerce Intelligence
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  • 129 pages

1.) Online shopping across borders offers growth opportunities

The worldwide leaders in B2C E-Commerce exports are the USA, the UK, Germany, the Nordic nations, the Netherlands and France. Together their online retail cross-border exports are forecasted to top EUR 100 billion by 2020. Within these top countries, the most intensive cross-border B2C E-Commerce trade flow is between the USA and the UK. The top six countries in online retail imports are the USA, the UK, Germany, Brazil, China and Australia. The largest importer of them all was China in 2013, followed by the USA. Put together, online shoppers from these markets are expected be purchasing several hundred billion EUR annually within a few years.

The leading cross-border E-Commerce companies have varying strategies to reach consumers worldwide. Amazon and eBay offer shipment to most countries with some restriction on items available for global delivery. Net-a-Porter, iHerb and Zooplus sell worldwide from central locations, while Asos and Book Depository offer free worldwide shipments on their products. Others, such as Zalando and Glossybox sell only to markets where they have local operations. While strategies vary, across all Internet vendors, the leading product categories in B2C E-Commerce are fashion, health and beauty products, and personal electronics.

Regional leaders in Cross-Border E-Commerce

Though the exact value estimates differ, the USA is undoubtedly one of the largest markets worldwide for cross-border B2C E-Commerce, both in terms of exports and imports. The countries most purchased from by online shoppers in the USA are the UK and China. Online exports especially hit a peak each Cyber Weekend. In neighboring Canada, a third of online shoppers purchase from US websites and some also purchase from Asian websites, motivated by cheaper prices and wider product selection

In the fast growing Latin American B2C E-Commerce market, cross-border online shopping plays a significant role. In countries where domestic B2C E-Commerce is underdeveloped such as Colombia, Paraguay and Venezuela the majority of online purchases are cross-border. In Brazil, the number of cross-border online shoppers is forecasted to reach almost ten millions by 2018, with expenditure growing annually by almost a half. The number of online shoppers in Argentina purchasing from foreign websites doubled in 2013, however, the country’s authorities placed regulatory restrictions on cross-border trade in January 2014.

Cross-border B2C E-Commerce thrives in Europe, supported by initiatives of the lawmakers in creating a single online retail infrastructure and regulation. More than a quarter of online shoppers in the EU have made purchases from other EU countries, with this share being higher in the Euro area. The UK was the most popular destination for cross-border online shopping among European online shoppers purchasing abroad in 2013, followed by Germany and France.

Germany is the one of the most active countries worldwide both in import and export B2C E-Commerce. Of the selected European countries, cross-border B2C E-Commerce from Germany was the most popular in the Nordics and in France. On the other hand, the top destinations for cross-border online shoppers in Germany were the UK, the USA and China in 2013. In neighboring Austria over 70% of total online shoppers purchased outside their country in 2013, a percentage significantly higher than the EU average.

The UK is among the biggest cross-border B2C E-Commerce exporters worldwide, supported by the popularity of British brands around the world and wide use of the English language. On the side of imports, only a small double-digit share of online shoppers in the UK buy from online retailers in other European countries, while the USA, China and Hong Kong are more popular destinations. In other Western European nations, cross-border online shopping from the UK, Germany and the

Table Of Contents

Global Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce 2014
1. Management Summary

2. Global
•Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce Overview and Trends, 2014
•Overview of Payment in Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce, 2014
•Overview of Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce Delivery, 2014
•Total B2C E-Commerce Exports of Top Six Markets Leading by B2C E-Commerce Exports, in USD billion, 2013 and 2020f
•Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce Trade Balance of Top Six Markets Leading by B2C E-Commerce Exports, Incl. B2C E-Commerce Exports and B2C E-Commerce Imports, in USD million, 2013
•Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce Flow Between Top Six Markets Leading by B2C E-Commerce Exports, in USD million, 2013
•Total B2C E-Commerce Imports of Top Six Markets Leading by B2C E-Commerce Import, in USD billion, 2013e and 2018f
•Breakdown of Total B2C E-Commerce Imports of Top Six Markets Leading by B2C E-Commerce Imports, by Country of Import and by Top Product Categories, in %, 2013e
•Overview of Cross-Border Activities of Top International E-Commerce Merchants, incl. Headquarter Location, Local Operations and Shipment to Countries/Regions without Local Operations, March 2014
•Top 10 Leading International Online Players, by Pure Online Merchants, Multichannel Retailers, and International Brands, 2013
•Breakdown of the Initial Focus of Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce Strategy, by Type, in % of Cross-Border Online Merchants, 2013
•Regional Focus of Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce Strategy, in % of Cross-Border Online Merchants, 2013

3. North America

3.1. USA (Top Country)
•Overview of Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce
•Top Countries to Purchase from, in % of Cross-Border Online Shoppers, 2013e
•Statistics on Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce Sales from the USA on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Compared to Domestic US B2C E-Commerce Sales, Incl. Y-o-Y Sales Growth, Average Order •Value and Peak Shopping Time, 2013

3.2. Canada
•Cross-Border Online Shopper Penetration on Internet Users, by Users Who Have Purchased from a US Website and Users Who Have Purchased from a Non-US/Non-Canadian Website, in %, 6 Months to August 2013

3.2. Canada (cont.)
•Experience with Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce, in % of Online Shoppers, by Online Shoppers Who Have Not Made Cross-Border Purchases Online and Online Shoppers Who Have Purchased from Any Foreign Website, from US Websites, and from Asian Websites, January 2014
•Top Reasons for Shopping from Foreign Online Shops, in % of Online Shoppers, January 2014

4. Latin America

4.1. Latin America (Regional)
•Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce Overview, 2014

4.2. Brazil (Top Country)
•Number of Cross-Border Online Shoppers, in millions, and Cross-Border Online Expenditure, in BRL billion, 2013e and 2018f
•Leading Countries for Cross-Border Shopping, in % of Cross-Border Online Shoppers, 12 months to July 2013

4.3. Argentina
•Number of Cross-Border Online Shoppers, in thousands, 2012 and 2013

4.4. Mexico
•Share of Online Shoppers Who Make Purchases Online Because It Gives Them the “Possibility to Buy Items from Other Countries/Import”, in % of Online Shoppers, 2012 and 2013
•Share of Export on Domestic B2C E-Commerce Sales, in %, 2012 and 2013

5. Europe (Regional)
•Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce Overview, 2014
•Cross-Border Online Shopper Penetration on Total Online Shoppers in the EU, in %, 2010 - 2013
•Cross-Border Online Shopper Penetration on Total Online Shoppers in the Euro Area, in %, 2010 - 2013
•Cross-Border Online Shopper Penetration on Total Online Shoppers in the EU, in %, by Country, 2013
•Confidence in Online Shopping, by Shopping from a Website in Own Country and in Another EU Country, in % of Consumers Who Already Made Cross-Border Purchases and All Consumers, 2012
•Number of Cross-Border Online Shoppers, by Selected Countries, in millions, 2013
•Most Popular European Countries for Cross-Border Online Shopping, in million Cross-Border Online Shoppers from Europe who Purchase

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