posts tagged with E-commerce

China, India, Mexico and more: A global e-commerce discussion with Raj Subramaniam

access25-sq-highres.png In our ongoing Access series exploring the links between connectivity and innovation, we spoke with Raj Subramaniam, executive vice president, marketing and communications, FedEx Services.

ACCESS: What is the relationship between increased global connectivity and innovation?

Raj Subramaniam: We wouldn’t have global connectivity without first having innovation. As we have progressed...

Is e-commerce good for all small businesses?

FedEx Quick Form_v5_7OCT13.jpg.jpeg There’s a saying in business that goes something like: “Not all business is good business.”

And the same is true for e-commerce.

While e-commerce is now the largest driving force in the global economy, it comes with warning signs.

Asia might have the most e-commerce “ready” markets in the world – China, Japan, South Korea and Singapore all rank in the top 10 biggest market opportunities– but scratch the surface and securing a foothold in these markets is not easy.

#eCommerce changes the way we deliver for you @FedEx

raj-blog-image.png Meet Allison. Five years ago, when Allison wanted to buy a costume, she would drive to the mall, take a look at the options, and then buy one. Today, she doesn’t even have to leave the comforts of her couch. If she sees a costume she wants on TV, she pulls out her smartphone, compares reviews & prices, and orders it to be delivered to her house for her Halloween party – all within a commercial break of her favorite show.

E-commerce has truly changed the way we shop. Online sales are growing more than three times faster than traditional brick-and-mortar sales. Smartphones (like Allison’s) & tablets account for 11 percent of online transactions. By 2017, one out of every four online transactions will be done on a mobile device.

Every day, people are also changing how and when they want their packages delivered. They want convenience, simplicity, predictability and options when shopping online. Businesses have to adjust to fit this new demand.

You changed how you want it; we changed how we deliver it...

Trade, FedEx & the APEC CEO Summit

...For FedEx, one of the key issues is how we help Asia grow faster by simplifying e-commerce trade. In this regard, how we better empower small and medium-sized businesses is crucial.

While Asia Pacific is the fastest growing e-commerce market in the world, it’s thought that SMEs still only generate around 30% of all exports.

Much of the hesitation comes from the daunting nature of export regulations, and rising complexity of customs. Now, more than ever, small business needs a level playing field that enables them to tap into the billions of people entering Asia’s new global middle class...

Wrap It Up, Pack It Up, Ship It Out

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There’s nothing worse than putting all that time and effort into picking out the perfect gift, only to discover that it didn’t arrive quite so perfectly due to poor packaging.