As you may have seen in the news last week, ModusLink was included in industry analyst firm Gartner’s Digital Commerce Vendor Guide for 2015. This annual guide takes a high-level look at the e-commerce industry and its major players, split up in different categories, while sharing some tremendous insight into the current state of the e-commerce market and where we can all expect it to go from here.
There is so much more to global expansion than simply operating with a different currency. No two countries are alike, and no matter how similar certain countries might seem, there is no magic bullet for supply chain solutions that will work across the board.
With Father’s Day right around the corner, last-minute shoppers are frantically flooding stores and searching online for the electronic device that will be the perfect gift for dear old dad. Your customers have the luxury of putting off their buying decisions until the last minute, but we all know that’s simply not the case for brands and retailers.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or “things” that are embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system, but is also able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure.
Last time, we took a look at the top three challenges that companies need to be aware of when setting up e-commerce in China: brand recognition/trust, customer support and payments. To review that post, click here.
Today we are thrilled to share the news that our work with WiFi-first smartphone service Republic Wireless, which includes quality testing, inventory control, pick, pack and ship and reverse logistics, has been included in the 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, “100 Great Supply Chain Projects.”
China is the biggest e-commerce market in the world and should not be ignored by your company or brand. Despite the massive growth of e-commerce in China, the market can still be quite challenging to break into successfully.
ModusLink participated in the Dutch-China Trade Mission earlier this year, which was organized by The Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion (NCH), a private Dutch Trade Promotion organization in The Netherlands. The agenda covered six days of visits and networking between Dutch and Chinese companies, starting in Hangzhou, then heading to Shanghai, Shenzhen and ultimately ending in Guangzhou.