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Chinese Ecommerce Market Pegged at $1.7 Trillion by 2020

| Mike O'Brien

Despite some forecasts projecting a slowdown in ecommerce in China, a new report from Goldman Sachs sees the world’s largest online market continuing to boom over the next four years. The report pegged Chinese ecommerce sales at $750 billion in 2016 sales, coming from 460 million online shoppers, and projects a CAGR of 23% through 2020 – nearly triple the rate of offline sales. See what categories and companies are leading.

Amazon Lowers Free Shipping Threshold to $35

| Mike O'Brien

In a quick counter-salvo, Amazon recently lowered the free shipping threshold for non-Prime members from $49 to $35, a response to Walmart’s move earlier this month.
The speed with which Amazon changed its policy is an indication of just how seriously it is taking ecommerce competition from the world’s largest retailer.

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7 Key Differences Between Chinese and Western Consumers

| John W. Spelich

For one thing, online shopping in China is a much bigger deal than it is in the West, as Singles Day sales volumes show. Yet unlike their counterparts in more mature economies, China’s increasingly affluent consumers are fairly new to e-tail. Here are seven key differences between Chinese and Western consumers.

Walmart Goes After Amazon with Free Two-Day Shipping

| Mike O'Brien

Firing yet another salvo in its ongoing ecommerce war with Amazon, Walmart is eliminating its fee-based ShippingPass program that was designed as a counter to Amazon Prime, instead offering free two-day shipping on 2 million items at a $35 order threshold.

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What to Do When You Decide to Sell on Amazon

| Gene Ku

You’ve decided to sell on Amazon, so what exactly does that mean for your business? What do you need to do next? Take a look at these five steps to make selling on Amazon an easy one.

Amazon Wins Patent for Flying FC, Blows Out Holidays

| Mike O'Brien

It’s never a dull moment with Amazon, which won a patent for an airborne FC, sold 1 billion items the last two months and created another shopping holiday. Find out more about these latest developments from the ecommerce behemoth.