E · COMMERCE

Not all full service freight forwarders are equal. At e·comcargo, we settle for nothing less than to offer top class service and added value to our customers.

 

We value and understand the importance of your time. With our support, you can focus on your business instead of handling complex freight and import issues.

Today it’ s all about finalising details quickly in order to move forward. We help to free up your time so that you can concentrate on growing your e-commerce business.

 


What is e·Commerce?

 

Are you selling or planning on selling products online? If so, welcome to the world of e·Commerce. You are joined by millions of entrepreneurs who are all doing business transactions online selling physical products. The first transaction ever made that could be categorised as an e·Commerce trade, was made back in the 60s via an electronic data interchange (EDI) on value-added networks (VANs) — See more at: What is e·Commerce? Since then many companies and entrepreneurs have joined the trade and thanks to the increased availability of internet access and the advent of popular online sellers in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Amazon began operating as a book-shipping business in Jeff Bezos’ garage in 1995. EBay, which enables consumers to sell to each other online, introduced online auctions in 1995 and exploded with the 1997 Beanie Babies frenzy.

The e-commerce market continues to grow: Online sales accounted for more than a third of total U.S. retail sales growth in 2015, according to data from the U.S. Commerce Department. Web sales totaled $341.7 billion in 2015, a 14.6% increase over 2014. E-commerce conducted using mobile devices and social media is on the rise as well: Internet Retailer reported that mobile accounted for 30% of all U.S. e-commerce activities in 2015. And according to Invesp, 5% of all online spending was via social commerce in 2015, with Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter providing the most referrals.

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