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yStats.com has published Global Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce 2017 report synthesizing key market statistics about ecommerce import and export transactions.

It also reveals the top countries and product categories in cross-border online retail and sheds light on drivers and barriers to cross-border online shopping. The report cites various predictions for cross-border B2C E-Commerce growth, concluding that its share of the global online retail market is projected to increase by double-digits by 2022.

More than 50% of global online shoppers buy from ecommerce sellers in other countries. Their primary motivation is to find better prices, but also to reach products of a better quality or items not available in their own country. Clothes, consumer electronics, books and other media products rank as the categories with highest demand in global cross-border ecommerce.

Delivery and shipping costs are the main concern preventing more online shoppers from making purchases from out-of-country sellers, according to another survey cited in the yStats.com’s publication. Third-party research shows that in 2016 more than one-half of shoppers received free delivery on their latest cross-border online purchase. When it comes to choosing payment methods, cross-border online shoppers consider service fees and purchase value and tend to use credit card and E-Wallets more than other payment means.

Countries such as the US, China, and the UK are the top destinations for cross-border online shoppers. Furthermore, yStats.com’s research reveals a clear trend in favor of intra-regional trade, especially in Europe and North America. Large ecommerce marketplaces in these countries are among the major winners of the cross-border growth: in 2016, nearly two-thirds of cross-border online shoppers made their latest international purchase from Amazon, eBay, AliExpress or Alibaba.

Read more at: http://www.thepaypers.com/ecommerce/ystats-com-issues-report-revealing-market-statistics-on-ecommerce-transactions/768101-25

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