Future of e-Commerce
The future of e-commerce is bright and growth will come from mobile platforms, personalization, social media analytics, omni-channel service, and sharing economy business models.
The listing of Alibaba on the New York Stock Exchange at the valuation of $231 billion has brought global focus on the e-commerce market. The e-commerce industry continues to evolve and experience high growth in both developed and developing markets. With the emergence of non-banking players in the payments industry and innovative vertical specific startups, the Indian e-commerce market is expanding at a rapid pace. The digital commerce market in India has grown steadily from $4.4 billion in 2010 to $13.6 billion in 2014 while the global market is forecasted to reach $1.5 trillion in 2014. Increasing mobile and internet penetration, m-commerce sales, advanced shipping and payment options, exciting discounts, and the push into new international markets by e-businesses are the major drivers of this unprecedented growth.